Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Ga Southern Eagles - 10/22/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ga Southern Eagles (5-1) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1)
College Football: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers host the Georgia Southern Eagles for the early lead in the Sun Belt.
A one sided loss to West Virginia in the season opener must have given the Georgia Southern Eagles a wake up call as they have dominated both sides of the ball in winning five straight capped off by a 56-26 win versus visiting New Mexico State in week seven. The Eagles led 35-7 at the half on the way to nearly 600 yards with over 500 coming on the ground while the Aggies managed 386 yards. Quarterback Kevin Ellison threw for 64 yards including a 60 yard TD to Wesley Fields with 104 rushing yards and a TD on six totes. Matt Breida paced the Eagles on the ground with 13 carries for 137 yards and a score while LA Ramsby added 85 yards on eleven touches with a pair of trips to the end zone.
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Aside from a loss at Clemson, the Appalachian State Mountaineers have been lighting up the scoreboard and shutting down opponents. ASU improved to 5-1 following a 59-14 rout of Louisiana-Monroe on the road. A 35-0 second half run carried the day as the Mountaineers dominated total yardage 654-350 and picked off a pair of throws. Quarterback Taylor Lamb was key to the Mountaineers success with 261 passing yards and three touchdowns on just 8-15 while adding 103 yards and a TD on seven touches. Marcus Cox was Appalachian State’s workhorse on the ground with 122 yards on 23 carries with a pair of trips to the end zone while Bobo Beathard, Simms McElfresh and Malachi Jones caught TD passes.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record while the Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The under is 4-0 in Mountaineers last 4 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and is 4-0 in Mountaineers last 4 games overall while the Mountaineers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The winner of this game wins the Sun Belt and that will be Appalachian state but I’ll take the TD…