Georgia Southern Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 10/14/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (-3)
Hancock Whitney Stadium is the site where the South Alabama Jaguars (3-2) will try to beat the Georgia Southern Eagles (2-4) on Thursday. Georgia Southern opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 49.5.
The Georgia Southern Eagles head into this game 2-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles played against the Troy Trojans and ended up losing by a score of 27-24. Gerald Green led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 5 totes for 33 yds (6.6 yds per carry). Justin Tomlin went 15/22 with 210 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 121.1 and ended the contest with 3 interceptions. In the running game, the Eagles gave up 139 yards on 28 tries, which calculates to 5.0 yds per run allowed. Georgia Southern surrendered 24 pass completions on 36 attempts for 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Overall, they ran 65 plays for 301 yds. The Georgia Southern Eagles ran the rock 38 different times and totaled 82 yds, which had them averaging 2.2 yards per carry.
When it comes to scoring, the Georgia Southern Eagles are sitting at 24.8 points per contest. Offensively they're holding an average of 253.2 yards in the run game which ranks them 6th in Division 1. The Eagles have earned 2,284 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Georgia Southern has compiled 1 touchdown through the air and 16 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Southern has accrued 113 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 36 infractions for 288 yds. They have turned the football over 6 times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Eagles are conceding 2,023 yds which has them ranked 141st in the nation. They have allowed 337.2 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 61.3%. For the season, they are conceding 486.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 138th in D-1. They have granted 20 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 148.8 rushing yards per contest this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 893 running yards through 6 contests. The Eagles rank 120th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 32.7 points per game.
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The Jaguars come into this game with a record of 3-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Jaguars took a loss by a final score of 33-31 against the Texas State Bobcats. AJ Phillips ran the football 19 times for 74 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.9 yards per carry for South Alabama. Jake Bentley (2 TDs) finished the contest with 189 yds on 19/26 passing while his quarterback rate was 151.8. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.3. South Alabama relinquished 47 attempts on the ground for 213 yards (4.5 yards per carry). The Jaguars secondary gave up a completion percentage of 64.3%, surrendering 187 yds on 18 out of 28 passing. The Jaguars finished with 330 yds while they ran 69 plays (4.8 yards per play). South Alabama ran the football for 3.3 yards per tote, finishing the game with 141 yds on 43 attempts.
The South Alabama Jaguars average 358.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 97th in the country. The South Alabama offense has 357 yds of penalties on 33 violations, which ranks them 83rd in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. During the season to this point, the Jaguars have compiled 1,116 passing yards not to mention an average of 223.2 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 75th in the country. When discussing putting points on the board, the Jaguars currently rank 85th in the nation maintaining an average of 26.0 points per outing.
The Jaguars are relinquishing 20.0 points per game, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. South Alabama has conceded a total of 605 yards rushing (121.0 yards/game) and 7 touchdowns rushing so far this season. In total, they have allowed 100 pts. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 190.2 yards per contest, which puts them in 39th in the nation. The Jaguars defense has been on the field for 319 plays, which is good for 21st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +3
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