South Alabama Jaguars vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+6)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (5-3) will compete against the South Alabama Jaguars (6-2) at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Saturday. South Alabama is 6-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59.
The South Alabama Jaguars head into this matchup 6-2 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Jaguars played against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and went home with a win by a final score of 31-3. La'Damian Webb was the best rusher for the Jaguars with 28 attempts for 162 yards (5.8 yds per attempt). Carter Bradley finished 17/24 with 179 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 147.2 and finished the game with no interceptions. On the ground, the Jaguars gave up -19 yards on 19 attempts, which is an average of -1.0 yds per run allowed. South Alabama allowed 22 completions on 39 tries for a total of 177 yards, and a completion rate of 56.4%. Overall, they had 71 plays which gave them 362 yds. The South Alabama Jaguars ended up running the ball 47 times and recorded 183 yards, which is an average of 3.9 yds per attempt.
When it comes to scoring, the South Alabama Jaguars hold an average of 31.6 PPG. As a team they're averaging 150.4 yards rushing which ranks them 67th in D-1. The Jaguars have earned 3,382 total yards for this campaign. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, South Alabama has compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. South Alabama has tallied 177 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 64 infractions for 558 yds. They have surrendered the ball 7 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Jaguars have given up 1,688 yds which has them sitting in 40th in college football. They have conceded 211.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.4%. In total, they are surrendering 296.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 15th in D-1. They have yielded 11 touchdowns by air and 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.8 yards per run and 85.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 680 running yards through 8 games. The Jaguars are ranked 16th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 17.6 points per game.
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The Eagles head into this matchup 5-3 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles got the win with a final of 28-23 against the Old Dominion Monarchs. Kyle Vantrease (1 touchdown) ended the game with 192 yards on 22/27 through the air while his QB rate was 153.4. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.1. Jalen White carried the football 30 times for 138 yards, ending the contest with 4.6 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern rushed the ball for 4.5 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 223 yards on 50 attempts. The Eagles finished with 415 yards while they ran 77 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Eagles passing defense conceded a completion rate of 53.5%, surrendering 313 yards on 23 out of 43 through the air. Georgia Southern surrendered 22 run attempts for 133 yds (6.0 yards per rush).
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Eagles are 21st in college football scoring 36.9 PPG. For the season thus far, the Eagles currently sit at 2,703 passing yards as well as an average of 337.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 5th in the country. The Georgia Southern Eagles hold an average of 494.5 yards per outing, which is good for 11th in the country. The Georgia Southern offense has compiled 346 yards of penalties on 37 infractions, which is good for 116th in the country in terms of giving up free yards.
The Eagles are conceding 30.4 points per game, which has them ranked 99th in D-1. Georgia Southern has yielded a total of 1,685 yards via the ground game (210.6 yards per contest) in addition to 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. Overall, they have given up 243 pts. They have given up 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 270.1 yards/game, which puts them in 112th in D-1. The Eagles defense has participated in 580 plays, which has them sitting 95th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars -6
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