Georgia Southern Eagles vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-24.5)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (3-8) are en route to Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-2). Georgia Southern opens this contest as 24.5-point dogs. The total comes in at 55.5.
The Georgia Southern Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-8 this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles played against the BYU Cougars and went home with a loss by a final score of 34-17. Connor Cigelske connected on 11/14 with 122 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 137.5 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Logan Wright was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 14 totes for 50 yards (3.6 yds per carry). In all, they had 52 plays which gave them 268 yds. The Georgia Southern Eagles ended up running the ball 37 times and accrued 146 yds, which had them averaging 3.9 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 195 yds on 40 tries, which is an average of 4.9 yds per run allowed. Georgia Southern surrendered 17 completions on 29 tries for 312 yds, and a completion rate of 58.6%.
The Eagles have tallied 3,901 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Georgia Southern has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 17 times. Georgia Southern has compiled 201 first downs, and they have committed 64 penalties for 506 yards. As a unit they hold an average of 203.9 yards rushing ranking them 24th in the nation. Concerning putting points on the board, the Georgia Southern Eagles have an average of 21.8 PPG.
When talking about passing yardage, the Eagles are conceding 3,242 yds which puts them in 137th in the nation. They have given up 294.7 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.6%. For the year, they have yielded 455.0 yards per game which has them sitting 127th in Division 1. They have conceded 26 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 4.5 yards per running attempt and 160.3 rushing yards per contest this year. During the season, they have allowed 1,763 running yards through 11 outings. The Eagles rank 112th in college football regarding team defense, conceding 31.8 points per game.
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The Mountaineers step onto the field holding a record of 9-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Mountaineers walked away with a victory by a final of 45-7 when they played the Troy Trojans. Nate Noel ran the ball 15 times for 102 yds, finishing the game with 6.8 yards per carry for Appalachian State. Chase Brice (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 212 yards on 17/24 passing while his QB rate was 169.6. He tossed 2 picks and his Y/A was 8.8. Appalachian State conceded 19 attempts on the ground for 33 yds (1.7 yds per rush). The Mountaineers secondary conceded a completion rate of 52.4%, relinquishing 109 yds on 11 for 21 passing. The Mountaineers ended up finishing with 445 yards and they ran 79 plays (5.6 yds per play). Appalachian State rushed the football for 4.2 yards per attempt, totaling 233 yds on 55 carries.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 450.1 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the country. The Appalachian State offense has accrued 597 penalty yards on 65 infractions, which is 71st in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. During the season so far, the Mountaineers currently have a total of 2,778 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 252.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 48th in the nation. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers rank 16th in D-1 holding an average of 36.5 PPG.
The Mountaineers are relinquishing 20.4 PPG, which has them 36th in college football. Appalachian State has conceded a total of 1,272 rushing yards (115.6 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 224 points in total. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns through the air and 215.4 yards per game, which has them in 61st in the nation. The Mountaineers defense has taken the field for 705 plays, which has them sitting 37th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +24.5
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