Georgia State Panthers vs. Ga Southern Eagles Pick-Odds-Predictions - 10/25/14
Ga Southern Eagles (5-2) at Georgia State Panthers (1-6)
College Football: Saturday
The Line: Georgia State Panthers +15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Instate and conference rivals the Georgia State Panthers and G3orgia Southern Eagles collide at the Georgia Dome.
The surging Georgia Southern Eagles are looking to stay in the Sun Belt race win another victory after a 47-24 rout of visiting Idaho in week eight was win number four in a row. The Eagles rolled up 550 yards and 25 first downs as Idaho struggled to control the option that totaled 349 yards and averaged six yards per pop. GSU could also do a bit of passing while the Vandals were only able to throw and threw a pick six to negate a decent air game. Matt Breida rambled for 155 yards on 19 tries with LA Ramsby adding 98 yards and a TD. Kevin Ellison was a non factor on the ground with two short scoring bursts but he was 7-11 in the air for 96 yards with a score while Favian Upshaw threw for 105 yards with a 17 yard scoring strike to Breida.
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The Georgia State Panthers have been reduced to spoilers after a 30-27 defeat to a pretty good South Alabama club saddled the team with six consecutive losses. If the Panthers can get their passing attack going and get a least a few defensive stops this can be a dangerous team which is what we saw versus the Jaguars only obviously not enough. Gerald Howse was the best GSU threat on the ground with 53 yards on 13 carries but running against South Alabama isn't going to win games. Georgia State's passing was a completely different animal with Nick Arbuckle completing 23-40 for 311 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Donovan Harden paced the receiving corps with ten catches for 132 yards and a pair of TD's with Robert Davis grabbing four balls for 108 yards.
Georgia Southern is 6-0 in their last six games after gaining more then 450 yards in their previous game and 8-1 in their past nine contests after rushing for more then 200 yards in their previous game with the Eagles going 10-1 in their last eleven games overall. Georgia State is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after rushing for less then 100 yards in their previous game with the over going 4-1 in their past five contests and 3-0-1 in the last four coference games.
This comes down to two things; if Georgia Southern controls the Panthers passing attack then they cover and if the Panthers contain the Georga Southern run they cover...