Georgia Southern Eagles vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Razorbacks (-23.5)
Razorback Stadium is where the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-0) will go up against the Georgia Southern Eagles (1-1) on Saturday. Arkansas opens this game as 23.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5.
The Georgia Southern Eagles head into this game 1-1 this season. In their last game, the Eagles faced the Florida Atlantic Owls and went home with a loss by a final score of 38-6. Cam Ransom led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 9 attempts for 41 yds (4.6 yards per carry). Cam Ransom went 12/21 with 98 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 96.3 and ended the contest with no picks. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 209 yds on 44 attempts, which calculates to 4.8 yds per run allowed. Georgia Southern relinquished 19 completions on 29 attempts for 332 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.5%. On the day, they had 62 plays which gave them a total of 257 yards. The Georgia Southern Eagles ended up rushing 38 times and recorded 139 yards, which is an average of 3.7 yds per carry.
The Eagles have earned 757 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Georgia Southern has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 3 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Southern has recorded 42 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 8 infractions for 51 yds. As a unit they average 252.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 15th in Division 1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 18.0 PPG.
The Eagles rank 118th in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 31.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 132.5 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. In total, they have allowed 265 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Eagles are giving up 697 yards which has them ranked 139th in college football. They have given up 348.5 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.7%. For the season, they have surrendered 481.0 yards per game ranking them 134th in the nation.
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The Razorbacks come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 this season. For their last game, the Razorbacks took home the win by a final score of 40-21 against the Texas Longhorns. K.J. Jefferson ended the contest with 138 yds on 14/19 passing while his quarterback rating was 124.2. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3. Trelon Smith carried the rock 12 times for 75 yards, walking away from the game with 6.3 yds per carry for Arkansas. The Razorbacks finished with 471 yards while they ran 66 plays (7.1 yds per play). Arkansas ran the ball for 7.1 yards per attempt, totaling 333 yards on 47 carries. Arkansas surrendered 41 rushing attempts for 138 yards (3.4 yards per carry). The Razorbacks passing defense gave up a completion rate of 56.5%, relinquishing 118 yards on 13 for 23 passing.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Razorbacks are sitting 32nd in the country averaging 39.0 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Razorbacks have a total of 266 yards through the air as well as an average of 133.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 107th in the nation. The Arkansas Razorbacks hold an average of 422.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 41st in Division 1. The Arkansas offense has totaled 157 yards of penalties on 17 violations, which has them sitting 12th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
Arkansas has allowed a total of 219 yards rushing (109.5 yards per outing) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have yielded 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 172.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 69th in Division 1. The Razorbacks defense has been on the field for 138 plays, which is 102nd in the nation. The Razorbacks are relinquishing 19.0 points per game, which has them sitting 62nd in D-1. In total, they have given up 38 points.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Razorbacks -23.5
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