Georgia State Panthers at Georgia Southern Eagles
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Allen E. Paulson Stadium)
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Georgia Southern and Georgia State both have strong running games and which team can stop the run better may have the advantage when they play this week. Georgia Southern is ninth nationally in rushing yards per game at 258, and Georgia State is 11th at 257. Georgia State also has a passing attack, averaging 203 yards, while Georgia Southern is averaging 72 yards passing.
Georgia Southern is 6-5 and a likely bowl team. A loss could dampen that opportunity. Georgia State is 7-4 overall and has played spoiler already this year. The Panthers of Georgia State started the season by winning at Tennessee. They also beat Army. They were blown out by Appalachian State, however.
Georgia Southern almost beat Minnesota and upset Appalachian State. The Eagles have had their share of close ones, with five games decided by three points. They are 3-2 in those games.
Both teams can score but have had trouble stopping the opposition. Georgia State averages 34.5 points and is giving up 35.9. Georgia Southern averages 28.4 and is giving up 30.3.
Georgia Southern's Shai Werts has passed for 631 yards, nine touchdowns, and no interceptions. He has run for 612 yards and four touchdowns. Wesley Kennedy has run for 682 yards and nine scores. JD King has run for 669 yards.
For Georgia State Dan Ellington has passed for 2109 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He ha also run for 609 yards and five scores. Tra Barnett has rushed for 1336 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Southern won last year's game, ending a three-game skid.
The Panthers have not been the best team on the year, but nor have the Eagles. Look for the Panthers to come into the game and play a decent game on the day, but Georgia State will give the Pantehrs a run for their money. The good news is the Panthers have a great offense that is able to how up in th game and help guide them to a victory here. Final Score Prediction, Georgia Southern Panthers win and cover 38-30.