Saturday, October 29, 2016
Ladd Peebles Stadium
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The Georgia State Panthers take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Ladd Peebles Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Alabama as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Panthers are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 2-4-1 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Aaron Winchester finished with 119 yards through the air for Georgia State last week. He completed 8 passes out of 16 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by Aaron Winchester, who finished with 75 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Glenn Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 45 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia State got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 285 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 166 yards on 39 attempts.
Dallas Davis finished with 195 yards passing for South Alabama last week. He went 11 for 20, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led on the ground by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 58 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Kevin Kutchera led the team in receiving with 92 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 31 yards per reception. South Alabama had 12 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 59 total plays for 340 yards for the contest. The Jaguars ran for 145 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Georgia State scores 21.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 116th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.4 passes on 35.6 attempts for a 54.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 228.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 70th in college football. The Panthers run for an average of 89.1 yards per game on 26.9 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 126th in the nation. They also run 62.4 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 317.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 122nd overall this season. The Panthers average 16.1 first downs per game which ranks them 124th in the country. They accumulate 50.4 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 87th in the nation.
Georgia State allows 185.4 passing yards per game, ranking 20th in D-1, and they allow 25.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 50th. They give up 16.6 completions on 30.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.7. The Panthers allow 221.7 rushing yards per game on 49.6 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 110th in the country. Georgia State allows 407.1 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 65th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 54.4 yards per game, ranking them 65th among D-1 teams.
South Alabama averages 23.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 105th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.4 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 251.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 46th in Division 1. The Jaguars run for an average of 106.3 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 123rd on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 357.9 yards per game, ranking them 105th in the country on offense. The Jaguars get an average of 17.9 first downs per game, which ranks 118th in the nation. They average 67.4 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, ranking them 24th in college football.
South Alabama allows an average of 178.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 16th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 54th in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 23.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Jaguars allow 215.9 rushing yards per contest on 44.1 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 105th in the country. South Alabama allows 394.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 59th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 49.6 yards in each contest, ranking 37th in the nation.
Georgia State Betting Trends
Georgia State is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia State has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 2-4-1 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/24/16 QB Conner Manning Arm "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
10/24/16 CB Jerome Smith Hand "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
10/23/16 TE Keith Rucker Ribs "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
10/23/16 RB Kyler Neal Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
10/04/16 WR Penny Hart Foot out for season
10/24/16 OL Curtis Williams Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
10/24/16 S Kalen Jackson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
10/24/16 RB Xavier Johnson Chest injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Georgia State
09/21/16 LB Riley Cole Knee out for season
09/10/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
09/10/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
09/03/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take South Alabama
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