Saturday, October 15, 2016
Bobby Dodd Stadium
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The Georgia Southern Eagles take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Tech as 8 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 2-2-1 and they are 2-2-1 against the spread.
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Kevin Ellison finished with 203 yards through the air for Georgia Southern last week. He completed 14 passes out of 22 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Alfred Ramsby, who finished with 68 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Myles Campbell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 98 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Southern got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 365 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 162 yards on 45 attempts.
Justin Thomas finished with 130 yards passing for Georgia Tech last week. He went 7 for 10, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led on the ground by Clinton Lynch, who finished with 64 yards on 4 carries. He ended the game with an average of 16 yards per rush. Ricky Jeune led the team in receiving with 55 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Georgia Tech had 18 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 55 total plays for 371 yards for the contest. The Yellow Jackets ran for 241 yards on 45 carries as a team.
Georgia Southern scores 31.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 59th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 9.4 passes on 16.2 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 152.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 119th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 286.6 yards per game on 59.6 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the nation. They also run 75.8 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 439.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 45th overall this season. The Eagles average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the country. They accumulate 70 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties, which ranks 22nd in the nation.
Georgia Southern allows 218.8 passing yards per game, ranking 56th in D-1, and they allow 21.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 33rd. They give up 16.4 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Eagles allow 130.8 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 32nd in the country. Georgia Southern allows 349.6 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 33rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.2 penalties for 58.2 yards per game, ranking them 80th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Tech averages 25.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 93rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 7.2 passes per game on 14.2 attempts for a 50.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 112.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 229.2 yards per game on 46.5 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 26th on the ground. They also run 60.7 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 341.5 yards per game, ranking them 114th in the country on offense. The Yellow Jackets get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 109th in the nation. They average 32.5 penalty yards per game via 3.2 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Georgia Tech allows an average of 217.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 50th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 35th in the nation. They give up 19.2 completions on 29.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 135.5 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 40th in the country. Georgia Tech allows 353.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 36th in D-1. They force 1 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 43.8 yards in each contest, ranking 20th in the nation.
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 2-2-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 2-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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Tony's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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