Georgia State Panthers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia State (+16)
Kidd Brewer Stadium is the site where Zac Thomas and the Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1) will take on the Georgia State Panthers (3-3) on Saturday. Appalachian State opens this contest as 16-point favorites. The total has been set at 64.5.
In their last game, the Georgia State Panthers played the UL Monroe Warhawks and added a win to their record by a score of 52-34. Destin Coates paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 35 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for this outing. He rushed for a total of 102 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.1 yards per run. Cornelius McCoy was the receiving yardage leader by earning 118 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 16.9 yards per reception for that game. Cornelious Brown IV went 20/32 with 241 yards by way of the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In terms of scoring, the Georgia State Panthers have an average of 36.7 points per contest. As a unit they are averaging 214.7 yards in the run game ranking this team at 23rd in the country. The Panthers have earned 2,476 yards in total for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Georgia State has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 15 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards through the air, the Panthers have allowed 2,092 yards which puts them in 131st in the nation. In total, they are giving up 469.2 yards per game ranking them 112th in college football. The Panthers rank 128th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 40.2 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush and 120.5 rushing yards per game for the year. In their 6 games played this season, they have conceded 348.7 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.8%. In total, they have conceded 723 running yards through 6 games.
Cornelious Brown has completed 115 of his career 202 throws for a completion percentage of 56.9%. He is throwing for 146.4 yds per outing. For his career, Brown has thrown for a total of 1,318 yards with 12 touchdowns and 6 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 125.4 with a touchdown percentage of 5.9% and an interception percentage of 3.0%. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 65 different times totaling 234 yards.
The last time they played, the Appalachian State Mountaineers went up against the Texas State Bobcats and ended up getting the win by a score of 38-17. Zac Thomas went 18/27 with 168 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Daetrich Harrington paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 113 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Miller Gibbs was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 47 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 15.7 yards per catch in this outing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers currently sit 36th in the nation with an average of 34.7 PPG. During the season thus far, the Mountaineers currently sit at 1,139 passing yards along with an average of 189.8 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 97th in college football. They hold an average of 283.2 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,699 yards for the year. The Appalachian State Mountaineers hold an average of 473.0 yards/game which has them sitting 21st in D-1. The Mountaineers are allowing 17.5 PPG, which puts them 29th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 105 pts. Appalachian State has allowed the opposition a total of 835 rushing yards (139.2 yards/game) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 190.8 yards per game, ranking them 34th in D-1.
In the 35 games in his career, Zac Thomas has connected on 485 of his 768 attempts for a total of 5,929 yds. He averages 169.4 yards per contest through the air with a 149.6 quarterback rating. Thomas has thrown 60 TD's while tossing 16 picks in his career. He has scampered for 1,228 yards on 247 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 7.8% and his interception percentage is 2.1%.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -16
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