Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Troy Trojans take on the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Paulson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 9 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-1. The Eagles have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 2-9-0 against the spread.
Brandon Silvers finished with 218 yards through the air for Troy last week. He completed 20 passes out of 28 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 74 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Tevaris McCormick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 76 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Troy got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 391 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 154 yards on 42 attempts.
Favian Upshaw finished with 91 yards passing for Georgia Southern last week. He went 11 for 21, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Kevin Ellison, who finished with 101 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Montay Crockett led the team in receiving with 60 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Georgia Southern had 19 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 363 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 241 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Troy scores 35.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 34th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24.1 passes on 37.9 attempts for a 63.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 267.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 33rd in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 180.5 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 63rd in the nation. They also run 76.3 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 447.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 44th overall this season. The Trojans average 23.9 first downs per game which ranks them 25th in the country. They accumulate 62.5 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, which ranks 25th in the nation.
Troy allows 246.6 passing yards per game, ranking 84th in D-1, and they allow 21.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 19.5 completions on 37.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.9. The Trojans allow 115.1 rushing yards per game on 35.5 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 13th in the country. Troy allows 361.7 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 33rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.1 penalties for 67.1 yards per game, ranking them 117th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Southern averages 26.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 79th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 11.9 passes per game on 22.1 attempts for a 53.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 153.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 117th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 225.4 yards per game on 50.9 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 379.3 yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 20.7 first downs per game, which ranks 78th in the nation. They average 66.6 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 17th in college football.
Georgia Southern allows an average of 230.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 68th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 52nd in the nation. They give up 16.6 completions on 29.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 57 per game. The Eagles allow 172.1 rushing yards per contest on 37.6 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 64th in the country. Georgia Southern allows 402.6 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 60th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 53.8 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 4-6-1 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Georgia Southern Betting Trends
Georgia Southern is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia Southern has an ATS record of 2-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
11/27/16 LB Alvin Ward Illness "?" Saturday vs. Troy
10/21/16 S RJ Murray Undisclosed out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia Southern +9
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