Georgia State Panthers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia State Panthers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Eagles (-2.5)
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-3) will try to beat the Georgia State Panthers (3-5) at M. M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday. Georgia State is 2.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 50.
The Georgia State Panthers head into this game 3-5 for this season. In their last game, the Panthers played against the Old Dominion Monarchs and walked away with a win by a score of 31-17. Darren Grainger finished 14/20 with 195 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 168.4 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Darren Grainger was the best rusher for the Panthers with 19 carries for 104 yards (5.5 yards per carry). On the day, they tallied 82 plays which converted into 413 yards. The Georgia State Panthers rushed the ball a total of 62 different times and accumulated 218 yds, which is an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Against the run, the Panthers conceded 16 yards on 22 tries, which averages out to 0.7 yds per run allowed. Georgia State conceded 19 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 257 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.9%.
When talking about scoring points, the Georgia State Panthers are averaging 28.4 points per contest. Offensively they're averaging 230.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 10th in the nation. The Panthers have racked up 3,326 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Georgia State has totaled 13 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Georgia State has 178 1st downs, and they have committed 56 penalties for 501 yards. They have surrendered the football 14 times.
The Panthers rank 115th in the country regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 32.4 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 187.5 rushing yards per contest on the year. In total, they have given up 1,500 yards via the ground game in 8 outings. When talking about passing yardage, the Panthers have given up 1,869 yards which ranks them 66th in D-1. They are allowing 233.6 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.8%. For the year, they have relinquished 421.1 yards per contest which puts them 105th in D-1. They have conceded 15 touchdowns by air in addition to 16 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Golden Eagles head into this matchup 5-3 for this season. In their last game, the Golden Eagles got the win with a final of 39-24 against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Frank Gore Jr. carried the football 23 times for 87 yds, ending the game with 3.8 yds per carry for Southern Miss. Frank Gore Jr. (1 touchdown) ended the game with 52 yards on 1/1 through the air while his QB rating was 866.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 52.0. Southern Miss allowed 29 attempts on the ground for 69 yards (2.4 yds per rush). The Golden Eagles secondary conceded a completion percentage of 46.8%, surrendering 370 yds on 22 for 47 through the air. The Golden Eagles finished the contest with a total of 339 yds and they ran 66 plays (5.1 yards per play). Southern Miss ran for 3.1 yards per carry, totaling 150 yds on 48 carries.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Golden Eagles currently sit 82nd in the nation maintaining an average of 26.8 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Golden Eagles have thrown for a total of 1,648 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 206.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 101st in the country. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles hold an average of 334.6 yards per game, which is good for 112th in D-1. The Southern Miss offense has totaled 480 yds of penalties on 57 violations, which has them ranked 36th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
Southern Miss has allowed the opposition a total of 852 rushing yards (106.5 yards per contest) in addition to 8 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 254.5 yards/game, which puts them in 96th in the country. The Golden Eagles defense has been on the field for 566 plays, which ranks 80th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are conceding 22.1 points per game, which has them sitting 42nd in D-1. This year, they have conceded 177 points.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Panthers +2.5
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