Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Georgia State Panthers - 11/1/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia State Panthers (1-7) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian State Mountaineers welcome the Georgia State Panthers to town Saturday.
The Georgia State Panthers are well out of the Sun Belt race and will be looking for their second win when they head to Appalachian State in week ten. The Panthers have has some issues on the defensive side of the football and those issues were magnified in week nine's 69-31 loss to visiting Georgia Southern. This was all about the Eagles option attack that rolled up 613 rushing yards and almost ten yards per touch. The Panthers countered with 455 yards with zero rushing attack with three turnovers which can't happen when your is running wild. The passing attack was oustanding on a 24-38 effort for 404 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Donovan Harden was the star of the receiving corps with eleven catches for 186 yards and all four touchdowns.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers haven't had the season they had hoped for in their first season in the FBS but they have a chance for consecutive victories with a week off to prepare for visiting Georgia State in a week ten bout. The Mountaineers did just about everything right in piling up 551 yards with over 440 yards coming on the ground. The defense held up their end of the bargain with just 308 yards allowed with two fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions with Olawale Dada returning one fumble for a score. Taylor Lamb didn't put the ball in the air much but threw for 110 yards with a 59 yard scoring strike to Malachi Jones. Lamb added 98 yards on the ground but Marcus Cox led the way with with 123 yards and three touchdowns while Ricky Fergerson totaled 107 yards on only ten touches.
The over is 3-0-1 in Panthers last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game while the Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and the over is 4-0-1 in Panthers last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Many claimed Appalachian State was the worse team in the FBS and here they are as a touchdown favorite versus Georgia State. Based on the way the Mountaineers ran against against Troy and the way Georgia State defended the run versus Georgia Southern I'll back the home team...