BYU Cougars vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+19.5)
Allen E. Paulson Stadium is the location where the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-7) will try to beat the BYU Cougars (8-2) on Saturday. Georgia Southern opens this contest as 19.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 57.
The BYU Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 8-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cougars faced the Idaho State Bengals and earned the victory with a final of 59-14. Jackson McChesney led the offense in rushing for the Cougars with 10 carries for 43 yds (4.3 yds per attempt). Jaren Hall finished 20/25 with 298 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 232.9 and finished the contest with no picks. Against the run, the Cougars gave up 275 yards on 49 attempts, which averages out to 5.6 yds per run allowed. BYU gave up 16 completions on 23 tries for a total of 217 yds, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. At the end of the game, they ran 76 plays which gave them 560 yards. The BYU Cougars ended up rushing 38 different times and tallied 173 yards, which came out to an average of 4.6 yards per attempt.
The Cougars have racked up 4,517 yards in total for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, BYU has totaled 22 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 9 times. BYU has amassed 231 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 52 infractions for 429 yards. As a team they average 186.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 44th in D-1. In terms of putting points on the board, the BYU Cougars have an average of 33.3 points per game.
The Cougars rank 69th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 24.3 PPG. They are giving up 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 145.4 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have conceded 1,454 running yards through 10 outings. Regarding passing yards, the Cougars have given up 2,456 yards which ranks them 102nd in Division 1. They are giving up 245.6 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.1%. For the season, they are allowing 391.0 yards/game which has them ranked 88th in the nation. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns by air as well as 19 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-7 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles went home victorious with a score of 38-28 against the Texas State Bobcats. Justin Tomlin (1 TD) finished the game with 108 yds on 7/13 through the air while his QB rate was 133.6. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 8.3. Logan Wright carried the football 12 times for 27 yds, finishing the game with 2.3 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern ended up running for 3.8 yards per carry, totaling 162 yds on 43 attempts. The Eagles finished the game with 395 yds and they ran 68 plays (5.8 yards per play). The Eagles secondary conceded a completion percentage of 65.0%, relinquishing 85 yds on 13 out of 20 passing. Georgia Southern gave up 41 running attempts for 220 yards (5.4 yards per rush).
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Eagles are ranked 109th in Division 1 holding an average of 22.3 points per outing. For the season to this point, the Eagles have a total of 1,536 passing yards as well as holding an average of 153.6 passing yards per contest, which ranks 122nd in the nation. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 363.3 yards per contest, which is good for 97th in the country. The Georgia Southern offense has accrued 461 yds of penalties on 59 infractions, which is 80th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
The Eagles are giving up 31.6 points per game, which has them sitting 115th in the nation. Georgia Southern has allowed the opposition a total of 1,731 yards rushing (173.1 yards per contest) as well as 13 touchdowns via the rush for the season. In total, they have conceded 316 points in total. They have conceded 24 touchdowns through the air and 293.0 yards/outing, ranking them 137th in Division 1. The Eagles defense has participated in 717 plays, which has them ranked 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -19.5
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