Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+4)
Allen E. Paulson Stadium is the location where the Georgia Southern Eagles (5-6) will attempt to defeat the Appalachian State Mountaineers (6-5) on Saturday. Georgia Southern opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The over/under is set at 59.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 for this season. In their last matchup, the Mountaineers stepped onto the field against the Old Dominion Monarchs and took home the win by a score of 27-14. Chase Brice finished 15/22 with 291 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 209.3 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Ahmani Marshall was the rushing leader for the Mountaineers with 19 carries for 137 yds (7.2 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they had 64 plays which gave them a total of 498 yards. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ended up rushing 42 different times and accounted for 207 yds, which earned them an average of 4.9 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Mountaineers gave up 86 yds on 28 tries, which calculates to 3.1 yards per rush surrendered. Appalachian State surrendered 22 pass completions on 38 attempts for a total of 308 yards, and a completion rate of 57.9%.
The Mountaineers have earned 4,835 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Appalachian State has compiled 28 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 11 different times. Appalachian State has a total of 251 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 61 infractions for 558 yds. As a team they're averaging 188.8 yards via the ground game ranking them 39th in D-1. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have an average of 33.7 points per contest.
When talking about passing yardage, the Mountaineers have allowed 2,247 yards which has them sitting in 41st in the nation. They have given up 204.3 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 58.2%. In total, they are allowing 334.5 yards per game which has them ranked 26th in Division 1. They have given up 15 touchdowns by air and 17 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per run and 130.2 rushing yards per game for the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 1,432 yards via the ground game in 11 games. The Mountaineers rank 49th in the country in terms of team defense, conceding 24.5 PPG.
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The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles took a loss by a final score of 23-10 against the Marshall Thundering Herd. Kyle Vantrease (1 TD) finished the contest with 205 yds on 22/39 passing while his QB rating was 103.9. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.3. Jalen White carried the ball 13 times for 143 yds, ending the game with 11.0 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. The Eagles ended up finishing with 384 yards while running 64 plays (6.0 yds per play). Georgia Southern rushed the football for 7.5 yards per carry, totaling 179 yards on 24 carries. Georgia Southern surrendered 54 attempts on the ground for 255 yards (4.7 yds per carry). The Eagles pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 53.1%, surrendering 274 yds on 17 out of 32 passing.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have an average of 466.5 yards per outing, which ranks them 18th in the nation. The Georgia Southern offense has compiled 512 yds of penalties on 57 violations, which has them ranked 99th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Eagles have a total of 3,539 passing yards as well as holding an average of 321.7 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 8th in the nation. Regarding their ability to score points, the Eagles currently rank 39th in Division 1 by scoring 32.1 points per outing.
Georgia Southern has surrendered a total of 2,503 yards on the ground (227.5 yards per game) in addition to 23 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have conceded 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 256.5 yards per contest, which has them in 104th in the country. The Eagles defense has taken part in 820 plays, which ranks 120th in college football. The Eagles are giving up 30.9 points per game, which has them sitting 108th in the country. This year, they have relinquished 340 pts.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -4
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