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South Alabama vs Georgia Southern 10/14/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Georgia Southern Eagles (2-4) vs. South Alabama Jaguars (3-2)
October 14, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -3 / Georgia Southern Eagles +3; Over/Under: -51.5
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and South Alabama Jaguars square off Thursday night in a Sun Belt week 7 college football contest from Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

The Georgia Southern Eagles will look to rebound from a 27-24 loss to Troy in their last game. Justin Tomlin’s thrown for 458 yards and 4 INTs on 49.4% passing while also rushing for 116 yards. Logan Wright leads Georgia Southern with 475 rushing yards and 5 scores while Gerald Green’s got 327 yards and 5 scores on the ground as well. Khaleb Hood, Wright and Derwin Burgess Jr. each have 100+ receiving yards this season. On defense, Anthony Wilson has a team-high 34 total tackles while C.J. Wright has a team-high 4.5 sacks and Justin Ellis has 3.5 sacks this season.

The South Alabama Jaguars will look to bounce back from a 33-31 loss at the hands of Texas State last time out. Brady McBride’s thrown for 786 yards, 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions while Calvin Hill’s rushed for 239 yards and Brock Sturges has 151 rushing yards. Marcell Barbee and Javen Banks each have 100+ receiving yards on the year. Markeveon Coleman has a team-high 34 total tackles for South Alabama’s defense while Issiah Nixon has a team-high 3 sacks.

Georgia Southern is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 15-7 in their last 22 games as a road underdog. South Alabama is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games in October.

Against most teams, Georgia Southern’s option offense could pose an issue. However, the Jaguars are just outside the top-40 in the country in terms of rushing defense while the Eagles have had a porous defense for much of the season and will have a hard time slowing down even the mediocre offense of South Alabama. I just think this is a spot where Georgia Southern’s defense and the inability to maintain good field position proves to be the difference. Give me the Jaguars and lay the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
South Alabama -3
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Chris Ruffolo

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