Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Georgia Southern Eagles take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Waldo Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 4 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
Favian Upshaw finished with 64 yards through the air for Georgia Southern last week. He completed 4 passes out of 14 attempts for a 29% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Alfred Ramsby, who finished with 86 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. BJ Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 59 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Southern got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 18 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 416 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 345 yards on 71 attempts.
Zach Terrell finished with 150 yards passing for Western Michigan last week. He went 9 for 13, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Jamauri Bogan, who finished with 189 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Corey Davis led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Western Michigan had 20 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 437 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 287 yards on 54 carries as a team.
Georgia Southern scores 33.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 59th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8 passes on 14 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 131 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 124th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 360.3 yards per game on 66.7 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also run 80.7 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 491.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 28th overall this season. The Eagles average 28 first downs per game which ranks them 10th in the country. They accumulate 86.3 penalty yards per game via 10.7 penalties, which ranks 13th in the nation.
Georgia Southern allows 214 passing yards per game, ranking 58th in D-1, and they allow 10 points per contest on defense, which ranks 4th. They give up 16 completions on 31.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.5. The Eagles allow 58 rushing yards per game on 27.7 carries for an average of 2.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 4th in the country. Georgia Southern allows 272 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 67.7 yards per game, ranking them 95th among D-1 teams.
Western Michigan averages 42 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 27th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.7 passes per game on 24 attempts for a 69.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 207.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 84th in Division 1. The Broncos run for an average of 279.3 yards per game on 53.7 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 77.7 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 487 yards per game, ranking them 30th in the country on offense. The Broncos get an average of 27 first downs per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. They average 49.3 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 87th in college football.
Western Michigan allows an average of 239 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. They give up 19.7 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4 per game. The Broncos allow 77.3 rushing yards per contest on 25.3 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 11th in the country. Western Michigan allows 316.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.7 penalties for 54.7 yards in each contest, ranking 51st in the nation.
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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