Taxslayer Bowl - Georgia Bulldogs vs. Penn State Nittany Lions - 1/2/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (9-3) at Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5)
College Football: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm (EverBank Field)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +7 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions will play the Georgia Bulldogs in the Taxslayer Bowl.
The Georgia Bulldogs were 9-3 and finished 3rd in the SEC East Division standings. The Georgia offense is averaging 26.5 points per game and 194.3 rushing yards per game and 187.1 passing yards per game. Greyson Lambert is the Georgia quarterback who is completing 64.4% of his passes for 1844 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Sony Michel has 1076 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns for Georgia. Keith Marshall has 288 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Malcolm Mitchell has 751 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Terry Godwin has 345 receiving yards and 1 touchdown for Georgia. The Georgia defense is giving up 16.9 points per game with 151.9 rushing yards per game and 146.1 rushing yards per game. Jake Ganus has 96 tackles, Leonard Floyd has 4.5 sacks, and Dominick Sanders has 5 interceptions for Georgia. Georgia is +3 in turnover margin this season.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions were 7-5 this season and finished 4th in the Big Ten East Division Standings. The Penn State offense is averaging 23.7 points per game with 208.9 passing yards per game and 135.3 rushing yards per game. Christian Hackenberg is completing 53.3% of his passes for 2386 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Saquon Barkley has 1007 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns for Penn State. Akeel Lynch has 278 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns for the Nittany Lions. Chris Godwin has 968 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while DaeSean Hamilton has 509 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns for Penn State. The Penn State defense is giving up 21.7 points per game with 174.5 passing yards per game and 149.8 rushing yards per game. Jason Cabinda has 92 tackles, Carl Nassib has 15.5 sacks, and John Reid has 2 interceptions for Penn State. Penn State is +5 in turnover margin this season.
Georgia had a good season and ended the season on a 4 game winning streak. Georgia found trouble in the middle of their season when they lost to Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida in 3 out of 4 weeks. Georgia does have one of the better defenses in the country, holding 9 of their opponents under 21 points. Penn State really struggled on offense this season, as they had trouble keeping their quarterback protected. Penn State ended the season with 3 straight losses and will have trouble with the Georgia defense. I like Georgia to win this game.