LA Tech Bulldogs (4-4) at Georgia Southern Eagles (7-5)
College Football: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -5.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia Southern Eagles face off with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Wednesday in the New Orleans Bowl in college football action at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have split their last eight games and look to win seven straight bowl games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have lost three of their last four non-home games. Luke Anthony is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,479 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Anthony and Aaron Allen have combined for 20 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Adrian Hardy and Smoke Harris have combined for 725 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Griffin Hebert has 19 receptions. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ground game is averaging 97.6 yards per contest, and Israel Tucker leads the way with 525 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 34.3 points and 425 yards per game. Tyler Grubbs leads the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs with 87 tackles, Milton Williams has 4.5 sacks and BeeJay Williamson has three interceptions.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have lost three of their last four games and look for their third bowl win in school history. The Georgia Southern Eagles have lost three straight non-home games. Shai Werts is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 936 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Werts and Justin Tomlin have combined for seven touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Malik Murray and Wesley Kennedy III have combined for 421 receiving yards and one touchdown while Khaleb Hood has 14 receptions. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 262.5 yards per contest, and Werts leads the way with 649 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 22.3 points and 333.5 yards per game. Rashad Byrd leads the Georgia Southern Eagles with 75 tackles, Raymond Johnson III has five sacks and Derrick Canteen has five interceptions.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games overall.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have had offensive issues all season long, and they've scored 21 or less points in four of their last seven games. The Georgia Southern Eagles took a good Appalachian State team down to the wire their last time out, and they're one of the best rushing teams in college football. Louisiana Tech is not good defensively and is going to have trouble with the creativity of Georgia Southern and with a dual threat quarterback. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Eagles here.