Saturday, October 22, 2016
Aggie Memorial Stadium
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The Georgia Southern Eagles take on the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Southern as 14 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
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Kevin Ellison finished with 102 yards through the air for Georgia Southern last week. He completed 10 passes out of 17 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Matt Breida, who finished with 58 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. BJ Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Southern got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 83 total plays for 335 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 167 yards on 50 attempts.
Tyler Rogers finished with 302 yards passing for New Mexico State last week. He went 19 for 29, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Jason Huntley, who finished with 32 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Tyrain Taylor led the team in receiving with 110 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. New Mexico State had 17 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 428 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 62 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Georgia Southern scores 30.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 66th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 10.8 passes on 19 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 155.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 118th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 266.7 yards per game on 58 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 9th in the nation. They also run 77 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 422 yards per game, ranking their offense 58th overall this season. The Eagles average 24.2 first downs per game which ranks them 20th in the country. They accumulate 69.3 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties, which ranks 21st in the nation.
Georgia Southern allows 211 passing yards per game, ranking 50th in D-1, and they allow 23.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 42nd. They give up 14.8 completions on 26.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.3. The Eagles allow 153.2 rushing yards per game on 35.5 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 61st in the country. Georgia Southern allows 364.2 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 41st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 53.5 yards per game, ranking them 60th among D-1 teams.
New Mexico State averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 78th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 41.5 attempts for a 55.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 308.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 17th in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 123.2 yards per game on 35.7 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 116th on the ground. They also run 77.2 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 432 yards per game, ranking them 50th in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 23.3 first downs per game, which ranks 37th in the nation. They average 50 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
New Mexico State allows an average of 274.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 44.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 127th in the nation. They give up 20.5 completions on 31.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.8 per game. The Aggies allow 245.3 rushing yards per contest on 46.2 carries for a 5.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 121st in the country. New Mexico State allows 520.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 126th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 59.8 yards in each contest, ranking 85th in the nation.
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
New Mexico State Betting Trends
New Mexico State is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico State has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
New Mexico State
10/16/16 OL Jamin Smith Foot "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Southern
10/16/16 WR Royce Caldwell Leg "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Southern
09/27/16 DT DeShawnte Lloyd Foot out for season
08/30/16 TE Garron Nash Personal has left team
08/25/16 QB Tyler Matthews Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico State
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