Louisiana Monroe vs Georgia Southern NCAA Football Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Allen E. Paulson Stadium
Allen E. Paulson Stadium is the venue where Shai Werts and the Georgia Southern Eagles will take on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Georgia Southern as 7-point favorites. The Warhawks are 3-6-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 6-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks took on the Georgia State Panthers and ended up getting the win by a score of 45-31. Josh Johnson paced the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 36 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He racked up a total of 168 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 8.4 yards per carry. Zach Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 91 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 18.2 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 24/32 with 291 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He tossed 1 pick on the day. The Warhawks ran the football 46 times and totaled 299 yards which earned them an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. Overall, the Warhawks racked up a total of 28 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 40 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. Overall, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 590 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Louisiana Monroe gave up 13 catches on 28 throws for a total of 122 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.4%. Against the run, the Warhawks gave up 414 yards on 53 attempts which gave them an average of 7.8 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 536 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Warhawks come into this game with a record of 4-5 for this season. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the Sun Belt Conference and 41st in the nation with 4,030 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 30.6 points per game, putting them 59th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 218.7 yards on the ground per game which is 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Warhawks have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 37.8 points per game which has them at 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Warhawks have allowed 2,062 yards. Teams are completing 61.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.8 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards on the ground, Louisiana Monroe is giving up 255.1 yards per contest which has them at 10th in the Sun Belt and 127th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.9 yards per carry putting them 10th in the conference and 126th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 2,296 yards rushing through 9 contests.
In their last outing, the Georgia Southern Eagles played the Troy Trojans and were beaten 49-28. Wesley Kennedy III paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 75 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 7.5 yards per carry. Malik Murray was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 95 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 31.7 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Shai Werts who went 8/16 with 181 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Eagles ended up running the ball 49 times and earned 152 yards which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Eagles had a total of 16 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they finished with a total of 65 plays which gave them a total of 333 yards. In terms of defense, Georgia Southern allowed 27 completions on 42 tries for a total of 330 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. For the game, they gave up 603 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Eagles allowed 273 yards on 32 runs which means they had an average of 8.5 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 5-4. Georgia Southern is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 256.3 rushing yards per game, ranking them 11th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,307 yards rushing through 9 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Eagles average 316.1 yards per contest overall which has them at 118th in college football and 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Eagles are allowing 29.6 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 83rd in college football. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 266 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 151.2 yards per contest which puts them at 58th in college football and 4th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 1,361 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are allowing 229 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles sit in 7th in the Sun Belt.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles -7
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