South Alabama vs Georgia State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia State -10
Cephus Johnson and the South Alabama Jaguars travel to Georgia State Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Georgia State Panthers. The spread on this game has Georgia State as 10-point favorites. The Jaguars are 6-4-0 ATS and 3-7-0 when betting on the total. The Panthers are 6-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-2 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the South Alabama Jaguars faced the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and took the defeat by a score of 37-27. Running the show from under center for the Jaguars was Desmond Trotter who went 8/15 with 116 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with no picks. Tra Minter paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 137 yards on 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. Cade Sutherland led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 64 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 21.3 yards per catch for that game. The Jaguars rushed the ball a total of 50 times and earned 351 yards which gave them an average of 7.0 yards per carry. In all, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 467 yards. For the game, the Jaguars earned a total of 23 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 45 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, South Alabama allowed 16 completions on 29 tries totaling 136 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.2%. On the day, they conceded a total of 391 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Jaguars allowed 255 yards on 45 attempts which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Jaguars come into this game with a record of 1-9 for 2019. For total yards, they currently sit at 11th in the Sun Belt Conference and 121st in the country with 3,142 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 17.2 points per contest, which has them at 123rd in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 173.3 rushing yards per game which is 7th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Jaguars have one of the worst defenses in college football, giving up 31 points per contest which has them at 5th in the Sun Belt. When it comes to yards through the air, the Jaguars have allowed 1,409 yards. Opponents are completing 63.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.9 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, South Alabama is giving up 203.7 yards per contest which has them at 6th in the Sun Belt and 111th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry ranking them 6th in the Sun Belt Conference and 94th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 2,037 yards rushing through 10 games.
The last time they took the field, the Georgia State Panthers played the Appalachian State Mountaineers and were defeated 56-27. Destin Coates paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 67 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 97 yards on 7 carries which means he ran for an average of 13.9 yards per run. Cadarrius Thompson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 34 yards on 1 reception. He earned an average of 34.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Panthers was Dan Ellington who went 12/27 with 88 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. The Panthers ended up running the ball 31 times and racked up 186 yards which had them averaging 6.0 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Panthers racked up 13 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 20 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. On the day, they ran 63 plays for a total of 324 yards. When discussing the defense, Georgia State allowed 21 completions on 34 attempts totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.8%. Overall, they gave up a total of 553 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Panthers allowed 280 yards on 46 carries which means they had an average of 6.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Panthers head into this game 6-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Panthers have one of the best offenses in the nation. Georgia State has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 265.8 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 7th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 2,658 rushing yards through 10 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Panthers average 468.9 yards per game overall which has them at 18th in the nation and 3rd in the conference. The Panthers are conceding 38 points per contest which puts them at 9th in the conference and 125th in the country. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 380 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 215.2 yards per game which puts them at 120th in the country and 8th in the conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 2,152 yards on the ground and 26 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They are giving up 258 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Panthers sit in 9th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +10
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