Georgia Southern Eagles vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (-3)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (2-3) are hitting the road to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Troy Trojans (2-3). Troy opens this contest as 3-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 51.5.
The Georgia Southern Eagles come into this game with a record of 2-3 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Eagles went up against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and earned the victory with a final of 59-33. Justin Tomlin finished 1/8 with 8 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 20.9 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Jalen White was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 14 carries for 157 yds (11.2 yards per carry). The Georgia Southern Eagles ran the ball a total of 50 times and compiled 503 yds, which came out to an average of 10.1 yds per attempt. Overall, they had 63 plays which totaled 540 yds. Georgia Southern relinquished 36 pass completions on 61 attempts for 443 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. In the running game, the Eagles gave up 91 yds on 25 tries, which calculates to 3.6 yds per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Georgia Southern Eagles hold an average of 25.0 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 287.4 yards on the ground ranking them 4th in D-1. The Eagles have earned 1,983 total yards this season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Georgia Southern has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 14 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Southern has a total of 96 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 30 penalties for 233 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Eagles are giving up 1,753 yds which ranks them 140th in D-1. They have given up 350.6 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.3%. During this campaign, they are giving up 501.4 yards/game which puts them 139th in college football. They have allowed 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 150.8 yards on the ground per contest this year. For the year, they have given up 754 running yards through 5 contests. The Eagles sit in 126th in the country regarding team defense, allowing 33.8 points per game.
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The Trojans head into this game 2-3 this year. The last time they took the field, the Trojans took a defeat with a final score of 23-14 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. Taylor Powell finished the contest with 136 yards on 19/35 passing while his QB rate was 75.5. He had 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 3.9. B.J. Smith carried the rock 19 times for 105 yds, ending the game with 5.5 yds per carry for Troy. Troy rushed for 4.8 yds per attempt, totaling 155 yds on 32 attempts. The Trojans finished with 291 yds while they ran 67 plays (4.3 yards per play). The Trojans secondary gave up a completion percentage of 58.8%, surrendering 255 yds on 20 for 34 passing. Troy allowed 27 rushing attempts for 102 yards (3.8 yds per carry).
The Troy Trojans hold an average of 333.8 yards per game, ranking them 111th in the nation. The Troy offense has 251 yds of penalties on 29 violations, which is 80th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season to this point, the Trojans have racked up 1,213 passing yards as well as holding an average of 242.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 53rd in college football. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Trojans are 97th in D-1 holding an average of 23.8 points per game.
Troy has surrendered a total of 489 rushing yards (97.8 yards per contest) and 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 168.4 yards per game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Trojans defense has taken part in 301 plays, which has them sitting 38th in the nation. The Trojans are conceding 17.0 points per contest, which puts them 34th in the nation. Overall, they have conceded 85 pts.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Trojans -3
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