Georgia Southern Eagles (3-1) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Brooks Stadium)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 52 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet in Sun Belt conference college football action from Brooks Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Georgia Southern Eagles will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 41-0 win over UMass last time out to improve to 3-1 on the year. Shai Werts has thrown for 465 yards, 5 touchdowns and an interception on 58.2% passing while also rushing for 297 yards and a pair of TDs. K.D. King leads Georgia Southern on the ground with 423 rushing yards and 3 scores while Wesley Kennedy III has 199 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs as well. Logan Wright has 126 rushing yards for the Eagles while Kennedy III and Beau Johnson each have 100+ receiving yards with Johnson logging a pair of touchdowns. Defensively, Rashad Byrd leads the Eagles with 26 total tackles including 15 solo tackles while Raymond Johnson III has 2.5 sacks.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will look to build on their undefeated record and top-25 ranking after a 30-27 win over Louisiana to improve to 4-0 on the year. Grayson McCall has thrown for 930 yards, 11 touchdowns and an interception on 67.8% passing while also rushing for 184 yards and 3 scores. CJ Marable has 263 rushing yards and 4 TDs while Reese White and Shermari Jones each have 100+ rushing yards for the Chanticleers this season. Jaivon Heiligh has 20 catches for 327 yards and 4 touchdowns for Coastal’s receiving group while Isaiah Likely has 215 receiving yards and 3 TDs and Kameron Brown has 144 receiving yards. Defensively, Teddy Gallagher and Silas Kelly each have a team-high 29 total tackles with Kelly logging team-highs of 16 solo tackles and 3 sacks. C.J. Brewer has a team-high 3.5 sacks and Jeffrey Gunter has 3 sacks and Tarron Jackson has a pair of sacks.
Georgia Southern is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Coastal Carolina is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.
This is where we find out if Coastal Carolina is legit this season, as that was an impressive win over Louisiana and for what it’s worth, I expected the Chanticleers to cover, but winning outright was just the cherry on top. Georgia Southern’s 3-1 record is nice and it’s puffing out the Sun Belt’s chest a bit this season, but I need to see more than a win over Campbell and wins over bottom feeders like UMass and ULM before putting much stock in the Eagles. Sure, the Eagles narrowly missed out being 4-0 after just missing out against the Cajuns, but Coastal is looking extremely tough and they’ll get my lean in this contest.