Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - 10/27/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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 +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers visit the Georgia Southern Eagles in Sun Belt college football.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are trying to stake their claim as the best college football team in the Sun Belt. The Mountaineers started slow against Idaho but once they got going the game was in the win column as indicated by the 37-19 final. ASU held a slight 375-357 yardage edge and intercepted three passes including a pick six. Appalachian State quarterback Tyler Lamb connected on 18-23 for 220 yards with JP Caruso going 2-2 26 yards and a touchdown. Shaedon Meadors was the Mountaineers top receiving option with seven receptions for 106 yards while Jalin Moore ran for 114 yards and a score on 23 carries.
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Something seems amiss with the Georgia Southern Eagles college football team although they have been good and the expectations can be unreasonable. The Eagles come off of a 22-19 victory against New Mexico State as a two touchdown favorite. GSU was outgained 432-411 with both teams committing three turnovers but the Eagles kicked far too many field goals. Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison hit 7-8 for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns and an interception while Seth Shurman went4-12 for 56 yards and a pick. Ellison also led the Eagles with 117 yards on the ground with Wesley Fields adding another 88 yards.
Appalachian State are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and Appalachian State are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games while the over is 5-1 in Appalachian State last 6 games following a ATS loss. The under is 5-0 in Georgia Southern last 5 conference games and the under is 4-0 in Georgia Southern last 4 Thursday games while Georgia Southern are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
I have watched both teams and I don’t think either is as strong as in previous seasons but Appalachian State is more steady in my view…