Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Georgia State Panthers take on the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Kibbie Dome. The opening line for this game has Idaho as 7 point favorites. This season the Panthers are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Vandals have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 6-4-1 against the spread.
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Conner Manning finished with 318 yards through the air for Georgia State last week. He completed 21 passes out of 39 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Glenn Smith, who finished with 37 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Keith Rucker was the team leader in receiving with a total of 145 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia State got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 391 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 73 yards on 27 attempts.
Matt Linehan finished with 231 yards passing for Idaho last week. He went 17 for 34, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Vandals were led on the ground by Isaiah Saunders, who finished with 142 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Callen Hightower led the team in receiving with 111 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Idaho had 27 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 407 yards for the contest. The Vandals ran for 176 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Georgia State scores 20.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 116th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 54.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 244.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Panthers run for an average of 87.3 yards per game on 28.4 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 126th in the nation. They also run 63.1 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 331.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 120th overall this season. The Panthers average 16.5 first downs per game which ranks them 124th in the country. They accumulate 50.1 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 81st in the nation.
Georgia State allows 177.2 passing yards per game, ranking 9th in D-1, and they allow 25.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 50th. They give up 16.1 completions on 30.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.8. The Panthers allow 212 rushing yards per game on 48.3 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 98th in the country. Georgia State allows 389.2 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 53rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 52.5 yards per game, ranking them 65th among D-1 teams.
Idaho averages 27.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.7 passes per game on 34.6 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 247.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Vandals run for an average of 140.6 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 105th on the ground. They also run 70.3 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 388 yards per game, ranking them 83rd in the country on offense. The Vandals get an average of 21.4 first downs per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. They average 55.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 59th in college football.
Idaho allows an average of 269.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 110th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 89th in the nation. They give up 21.7 completions on 34.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7 per game. The Vandals allow 150.8 rushing yards per contest on 35.5 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 44th in the country. Idaho allows 420.7 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 72nd in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 52.1 yards in each contest, ranking 62nd in the nation.
Georgia State Betting Trends
Georgia State is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia State has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 6-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/19/16 LB Michael Shaw Suspension expected to miss 1st half vs Saturday vs. Idaho
10/04/16 WR Penny Hart Foot out for season
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Idaho -7
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