Georgia State Panthers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 10/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-9.5)
The Georgia State Panthers (2-4) are en route to Kidd Brewer Stadium on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-3). Georgia State opens as 9.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 62.
The Georgia State Panthers head into this game 2-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Panthers played the Georgia Southern Eagles and took home the win by a score of 41-33. Darren Grainger connected on 16/25 with 186 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 144.9 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Jamyest Williams was the leader on the ground for the Panthers with 16 attempts for 129 yards (8.1 yards per carry). The Georgia State Panthers ran the football 54 different times and totaled 335 yards, which had them averaging 6.2 yds per attempt. Overall, they ran 79 plays which converted into 521 yds. Georgia State surrendered 30 completions on 49 tries for a total of 359 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.2%. On the ground, the Panthers gave up 92 yards on 28 tries, which averages out to 3.3 yds per run allowed.
The Panthers have tallied 2,620 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Georgia State has compiled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 9 times. Georgia State has compiled 134 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 48 infractions for 425 yds. As a unit they're averaging 234.3 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 13th in the country. When talking about scoring, the Georgia State Panthers are sitting at 29.8 points per outing.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Panthers have allowed 1,550 yards which ranks them 73rd in D-1. They have yielded 258.3 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.7%. For the year, they have yielded 438.3 yards/game putting them at 111th in the nation. They have given up 13 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 180.0 rushing yards per contest on the season. Overall, they have given up 1,080 running yards through 6 contests. The Panthers rank 115th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 33.3 points per contest.
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The Mountaineers step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 this season. When they last played, the Mountaineers took a loss by a final score of 36-24 against the Texas State Bobcats. Chase Brice (3 TDs) ended the contest with 395 yds on 40/53 passing while his quarterback rate was 153. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.5. Nate Noel carried the football 5 times for 19 yds, ending the game with 3.8 yards per carry for Appalachian State. The Mountaineers finished the game with a total of 436 yds while they ran 74 plays (5.9 yds per play). Appalachian State rushed the football for 2.0 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 41 yards on 21 carries. Appalachian State gave up 29 running attempts for 53 yds (1.8 yards per carry). The Mountaineers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 72.2%, relinquishing 281 yards on 26 out of 36 through the air.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Mountaineers are sitting 34th in Division 1 averaging 35.2 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Mountaineers have a total of 1,724 yards via the pass along with an average of 287.3 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 28th in Division 1. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have an average of 449.8 yards/game, which ranks them 34th in the nation. The Appalachian State offense has racked up 359 yds of penalties on 39 infractions, which is 81st in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Mountaineers are surrendering 28.8 points per game, which puts them 82nd in the nation. Appalachian State has conceded a total of 735 yards rushing (122.5 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. This year, they have conceded 173 total points. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air and 215.3 yards/outing, ranking them 49th in D-1. The Mountaineers defense has taken part in 382 plays, which ranks 16th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +9.5
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