Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia State Panthers Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+9)
The Georgia State Panthers (1-3) are hosting the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-1) at Center Parc Stadium on Saturday. Georgia State opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers head into this matchup 3-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Mountaineers played against the Marshall Thundering Herd and went home with a win by a final score of 31-30. Chase Brice connected on 24/39 with 283 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 125.8 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Camerun Peoples was the rushing leader for the Mountaineers with 25 attempts for 78 yds (3.1 yds per attempt). The Appalachian State Mountaineers ran the rock 54 different times and had 283 yards, which came out to an average of 5.2 yds per carry. For the game, they tallied 93 plays which gave them 566 yds. Appalachian State allowed 18 pass completions on 33 tries for a total of 270 yards, and a completion rate of 54.5%. In the running game, the Mountaineers conceded 127 yds on 28 attempts, which is 4.5 yards per run allowed.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Appalachian State Mountaineers hold an average of 32.8 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 205.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 29th in D-1. The Mountaineers currently have 1,905 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Appalachian State has compiled 5 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Appalachian State has compiled 107 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 23 infractions for 186 yds. They have turned the football over 6 times.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Mountaineers have allowed 990 yds which ranks them 106th in college football. They have yielded 247.5 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 57.3%. For the year, they are giving up 361.0 yards per outing which ranks them 80th in the nation. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per run and 113.5 rushing yards per game so far this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 454 running yards through 4 games. The Mountaineers rank 64th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 21.0 PPG.
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The Panthers come into this game with a record of 1-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Panthers took a loss by a final score of 34-24 when they faced the Auburn Tigers. Darren Grainger (2 TDs) finished the game with 117 yards on 12/24 passing while his QB rating was 110.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.9. Darren Grainger carried the ball 17 times for 61 yds, ending the game with 3.6 yds per attempt for Georgia State. The Panthers finished the contest with 384 yds and they ran 71 plays (5.4 yds per play). Georgia State ran for 5.7 yds per carry, finishing with 267 yds on 47 carries. Georgia State relinquished 35 rushing attempts for 166 yds (4.7 yards per rush). The Panthers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 51.2%, surrendering 253 yards on 22 out of 43 passing.
The Georgia State Panthers hold an average of 316.8 yards/outing, which has them sitting 118th in the country. The Georgia State offense has racked up 165 penalty yds on 18 infractions, ranking them 117th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. For the season to this point, the Panthers have compiled 475 passing yards together with holding an average of 118.8 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 126th in Division 1. In relation to how much they score, the Panthers currently rank 118th in college football with an average of 17.8 points per outing.
Georgia State has given up a total of 743 yards rushing (185.8 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have given up 8 touchdowns from the passing game and 228.8 yards per outing, ranking them 85th in college football. The Panthers defense has been on the field for 287 plays, which ranks 114th in Division 1. The Panthers are giving up 36.3 points per game, which has them ranked 131st in college football. In total, they have allowed 145 points.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -9
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