Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Georgia State Panthers Prediction, 12/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Western Kentucky (+3.5)
Ladd-Peebles Stadium is the site where Cornelious Brown and the Georgia State Panthers (5-4) will play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-6) on Saturday in the LendingTree Bowl. Georgia State opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 54.5.
In the last game they played, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers went up against the Charlotte 49ers and ended up getting the win by a score of 37-19. Gaej Walker led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 34 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 98 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.2 yards per carry. Dakota Thomas led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 78 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 15.6 yards per reception in this contest. Tyrrell Pigrome went 18/27 with 218 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Hilltoppers have earned 3,208 yards in total for the year. Offensively they're averaging 127.6 yards via the ground game ranking them 99th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Western Kentucky has compiled 12 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 18.8 points per game. The Hilltoppers are ranked 49th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 24.1 PPG. They are giving up 4.2 yards per rush and 165.9 rushing yards per game for the campaign. For the year, they have given up 1,825 running yards through 11 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Hilltoppers are allowing 1,871 yards which has them ranked 75th in college football. During their 11 games, they are allowing 170.1 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 52.2%. Overall, they are allowing 336.0 yards per game which ranks them 34th in the country.
For his career, Pigrome has passed for a total of 3,212 yds with 18 TD's and 10 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 271 different times for a total of 946 yards. He has a quarterback rating of 115.6 with a TD percentage of 3.4% and an interception rate of 1.9%. He is averaging 73.0 yards per outing. Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 306 of his attempted career 532 tosses for a completion percentage of 57.5%.
In their last game, the Georgia State Panthers took on the Georgia Southern Eagles and took home the victory by a score of 30-24. Cornelious Brown IV went 28/39 with 372 yards via the pass and completed 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception for the game. Destin Coates led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he notched 1 TD for this outing. He racked up a total of 47 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 3.1 yards per carry. Sam Pinckney was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 126 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 12.6 yards per catch in this game.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Panthers are 37th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 32.7 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Panthers have thrown for a total of 2,046 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 227.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 66th in college football. They maintain an average of 190.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,713 yards in total. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 417.7 yards per contest which has them sitting 49th in college football. The Panthers are relinquishing 32.9 points per contest, which has them 104th in the country. Overall, they have allowed 296 total points. Georgia State has given up a total of 1,263 yards via the ground game (140.3 yards per outing) as well as 15 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 21 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 284.0 yards per outing, ranking them 130th in the nation.
Brown has thrown 14 touchdowns compared to 10 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.6% and his interception percentage is 3.3%. He has rushed for 276 yds on 92 attempts. He is averaging 181.3 yds per game through the air with a 126.5 QB rating. In the 12 games in his career, Cornelious Brown has completed 173 of his 302 attempts for 2,176 yards.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers -3.5
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