Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Paulson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia Southern as 24.5 point favorites. This season the Warhawks are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Garrett Smith finished with 251 yards through the air for Louisiana Monroe last week. He completed 22 passes out of 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Warhawks were led in rushing by Ben Luckett, who finished with 34 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. RJ Turner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 135 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Monroe got a total of 15 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 11 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 350 yards for the game. The Warhawks ran for 78 yards on 29 attempts.
Favian Upshaw finished with 127 yards through the air for Georgia Southern last week. He completed 6 passes out of 9 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Favian Upshaw, who finished with 108 yards on 18 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 63 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Georgia Southern got a total of 23 first downs by way of 15 rushing, 6 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 441 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 304 yards on 63 attempts.
Louisiana Monroe scores 27.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 81st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.5 passes on 35 attempts for a 61.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 240 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 60th in college football. The Warhawks run for an average of 201.5 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 54th in the nation. They also run 72.5 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 441.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 56th overall this season. The Warhawks average 20.5 first downs per game which ranks them 76th in the country. They accumulate 54.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Louisiana Monroe allows 244.5 passing yards per game, ranking 87th in D-1, and they allow 40 points per contest on defense, which ranks 116th. They give up 21.5 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.2. The Warhawks allow 263.5 rushing yards per game on 46 carries for an average of 5.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 120th in the country. Louisiana Monroe allows 508 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 116th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 35 yards per game, ranking them 17th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Southern averages 39 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 39th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 9.5 passes per game on 12.5 attempts for a 76 percent completion percentage. They throw for 161 yards through the air per game, ranking them 108th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 362 yards per game on 66 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 2nd on the ground. They also run 78.5 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 523 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 28.5 first downs per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. They average 61.5 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, ranking them 46th in college football.
Georgia Southern allows an average of 179.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 39th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 4.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 2nd in the nation. They give up 15.5 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 50 per game. The Eagles allow 53.5 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the country. Georgia Southern allows 233 total yards per game for an average of 4 yards per play, which ranks 10th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 66.5 yards in each contest, ranking 91st in the nation.
Louisiana Monroe Betting Trends
Louisiana Monroe is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Monroe has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 RB Tyler Cain Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Southern
09/07/16 OL Keaton Baggs Knee out for season
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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