Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Georgia State Panthers take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The opening line for this game has Appalachian State as 21 point favorites. This season the Panthers are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Conner Manning finished with 269 yards through the air for Georgia State last week. He completed 20 passes out of 29 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Kyler Neal, who finished with 41 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Glenn Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 131 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia State got a total of 12 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 54 total plays for 302 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 33 yards on 24 attempts.
Taylor Lamb finished with 280 yards passing for Appalachian State last week. He went 22 for 30, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led on the ground by Jalin Moore, who finished with 257 yards on 39 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Shaedon Meadors led the team in receiving with 51 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Appalachian State had 30 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 587 yards for the contest. The Mountaineers ran for 307 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Georgia State scores 17.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 122nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 55.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 202 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 94th in college football. The Panthers run for an average of 45.7 yards per game on 21 attempts for an average of 2.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 128th in the nation. They also run 53.3 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 247.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 128th overall this season. The Panthers average 12.3 first downs per game which ranks them 128th in the country. They accumulate 40.7 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 116th in the nation.
Georgia State allows 136.7 passing yards per game, ranking 6th in D-1, and they allow 34 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 12 completions on 22.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.9. The Panthers allow 325.3 rushing yards per game on 61.3 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 128th in the country. Georgia State allows 462 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 107th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 2.3 penalties for 23 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among D-1 teams.
Appalachian State averages 24.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 97th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.5 passes per game on 24.5 attempts for a 63.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 172 yards through the air per game, ranking them 108th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 211.8 yards per game on 47 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 38th on the ground. They also run 71.5 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 383.8 yards per game, ranking them 89th in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. They average 62.3 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 44th in college football.
Appalachian State allows an average of 274.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 109th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 72nd in the nation. They give up 21.5 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.2 per game. The Mountaineers allow 145.3 rushing yards per contest on 32.8 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 56th in the country. Appalachian State allows 420 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 87th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 61.3 yards in each contest, ranking 84th in the nation.
Georgia State Betting Trends
Georgia State is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia State has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 DE Mackendy Cheridor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/25/16 WR Penny Hart Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/25/16 WR Todd Boyd Back "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/25/16 RB Marcus Cox Leg "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
09/22/16 RB Terrence Upshaw Academics out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Appalachian State
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