Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-3.5)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (1-3) are welcoming the Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-3) at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Saturday. Arkansas State is 3.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 64.5.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Red Wolves faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and went home with a loss by a final score of 41-34. Lincoln Pare led the offense in rushing for the Red Wolves with 8 totes for 20 yds (2.5 yards per carry). James Blackman went 23/37 with 321 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 147.5 and finished the contest with 1 interception. In the running game, the Red Wolves gave up 308 yards on 49 attempts, which calculates to 6.3 yds per run allowed. Arkansas State surrendered 17 pass completions on 25 tries for 355 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 63 plays for 359 yards. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ended up running the ball 26 times and had 38 yards, which had them averaging 1.5 yards per tote.
The Red Wolves have racked up 1,822 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Arkansas State has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 6 times. Arkansas State has tallied 95 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 25 infractions for 203 yds. Offensively they average 95.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 117th in D-1. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Arkansas State Red Wolves have an average of 31.8 points per outing.
The Red Wolves are ranked 139th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 42.3 points per game. They are giving up 5.6 yards per run and 203.3 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have conceded 813 running yards through 4 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Red Wolves have allowed 1,466 yards which ranks them 141st in college football. They have given up 366.5 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.6%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 569.8 yards per game which ranks them 142nd in the country. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns by air as well as 8 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Eagles head into this game 1-3 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles took a loss by a final score of 28-20 when they faced the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Justin Tomlin finished the game with 175 yds on 11/24 through the air while his QB rate was 98.8. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3. Justin Tomlin ran the ball 22 times for 33 yards, walking away from the game with 1.5 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. The Eagles finished with 453 yards and they ran 81 plays (5.6 yards per play). Georgia Southern rushed for 4.9 yds per attempt, totaling 278 yards on 57 attempts. Georgia Southern conceded 37 rushing attempts for 129 yds (3.5 yds per rush). The Eagles passing defense gave up a completion rate of 60.7%, relinquishing 249 yards on 17 for 28 passing.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Eagles are sitting 124th in D-1 scoring 16.5 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Eagles have compiled 509 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 127.3 passing yards per contest, putting them at 124th in the country. The Georgia Southern Eagles hold an average of 360.8 yards/outing, which has them ranked 95th in college football. The Georgia Southern offense has accrued 130 penalty yards on 20 violations, which has them sitting 105th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
The Eagles are relinquishing 34.0 PPG, which puts them 128th in the country. Georgia Southern has yielded a total of 663 rushing yards (165.8 yards per outing) and 5 touchdowns rushing on the season. This year, they have given up 136 total points. They have conceded 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 327.5 yards per game, which has them in 136th in Division 1. The Eagles defense has taken part in 276 plays, which is 90th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Red Wolves/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Wolves +3.5
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