Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-2) at Georgia Southern Eagles (4-3)
College Football: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Paulson Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +5.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Georgia Southern Eagles play a Thursday night college football game at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on ESPNU.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers look to build on their four-game winning streak and become bowl eligible for the second straight season. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won seven of their last eight road games overall. Taylor Lamb is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,248 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Lamb has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Shaedon Meadors and Barrett Burns have combined for 527 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jaquil Capel has 12 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 197.5 yards per contest, and Jalin Moore leads the way with 774 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 18.9 points and 363.6 yards per game. Eric Boggs leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 57 tackles, Antonious Sims has six sacks and Clifton Duck has four interceptions.
The Georgia Southern Eagles could use a bounce back victory after losing three of their last four games. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won 12 of their last 13 home games. Kevin Ellison is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 558 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Ellison and Favian Upshaw have combined for nine touchdown passes this season. BJ Johnson III and Montay Crockett have combined for 528 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Myles Campbell has 15 receptions. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 263.8 yards per contest, and Wesley Fields leads the way with 409 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 22.9 points and 373.9 yards per game. Ironhead Gallon leads the Georgia Southern Eagles with 64 tackles, Tre Griffin has two sacks and Joshua Moon has two interceptions.
The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Eagles are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Eagles last 14 games overall and the over is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
Georgia Southern finally gets a home game after playing its last four contests on the road and not playing at home since August 19. And while Appalachian State is a very impressive football team that beat Georgia Southern by 18 points last season, the Eagles are one of the better home teams in the country. Georgia Southern doesn't lost often at home and will certainly have a packed house for this one on national TV.
I'm going to side with the points just based on how well Georgia Southern plays in front of its home fans.