Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia State Panthers Prediction, 11/11/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Georgia State Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-1)
The Georgia State Panthers (6-3) are welcoming the Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-4) at Center Parc Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Appalachian State opens as 1-point underdogs. The over/under is 48.5.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 5-4 for this year. In their last matchup, the Mountaineers played against the Marshall Thundering Herd and went home with a win by a final score of 31-9. Joey Aguilar went 19/26 with 226 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 184.2 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. Nate Noel was the leader on the ground for the Mountaineers with 11 attempts for 51 yards (4.6 yards per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 65 plays which gave them 404 yards. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ran the ball 39 different times and totaled 178 yds, which had them averaging 4.6 yds per carry. In the running game, the Mountaineers conceded 106 yards on 20 tries, which averages out to 5.3 yards per run allowed. Appalachian State surrendered 13 completions on 24 tries for a total of 137 yards, and a completion rate of 54.2%.
The Mountaineers have racked up 4,087 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Appalachian State has compiled 24 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 12 times. Appalachian State has earned 218 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 41 infractions for 372 yds. As a unit they average 179.4 yards rushing which ranks them 39th in college football. Concerning scoring points, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have an average of 34.0 points per outing.
The Mountaineers are sitting in 91st in the country in terms of team defense, giving up 28.4 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 5.6 yards per rush and 195.4 rushing yards per game for the season. For the year, they have given up 1,759 running yards through 9 contests. When it comes to passing yardage, the Mountaineers have given up 1,874 yards which puts them in 41st in the nation. They are conceding 208.2 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.3%. Overall, they are giving up 403.7 yards/contest which has them ranked 96th in D-1. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns by air as well as 20 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Panthers head into this matchup 6-3 for this season. For their last game, the Panthers went home defeated by a final of 42-14 when they faced the James Madison Dukes. Darren Grainger carried the football 13 times for 103 yards, finishing the contest with 7.9 yds per carry for Georgia State. Darren Grainger ended the contest with 82 yds on 10/19 through the air while his quarterback rate was 88.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.3. Georgia State conceded 47 running attempts for 260 yds (5.5 yds per carry). The Panthers secondary allowed a completion percentage of 77.8%, surrendering 307 yds on 28 out of 36 through the air. The Panthers finished the game with 228 yds on 48 plays (4.8 yards per play). Georgia State ended up running for 5.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 146 yards on 29 attempts.
The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 394.3 yards/game, which is good for 60th in the nation. The Georgia State offense has racked up 450 yards of penalties on 51 violations, which is 80th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. They average 186.1 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,675 yards for this season. They have given away 4 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 179 first downs. In terms of how much they score, the Panthers are ranking 63rd in Division 1 holding an average of 28.6 points per contest. Over the course of the season thus far, the Panthers currently have a total of 1,874 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 208.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 89th in college football.
The Panthers are relinquishing 27.3 PPG, which has them 79th in the country. Georgia State has given up a total of 1,210 rushing yards (134.4 yards per outing) as well as 10 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 246 total points. They have allowed 18 touchdowns through the air and 285.4 yards/contest, which puts them in 128th in D-1. The Panthers defense has participated in 633 plays, which ranks them 99th in college football. They have compiled 5 fumbles and 8 interceptions this season.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers -1
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