Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:30 PM (eteran Memorial Stadium )
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The Georgia Southern Eagles visit Veteran Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama on Saturday to play the Troy Trojans. Georgia Southern improved to 5-3 with a stunning 24-21 upset win over No. 20 ranked Appalachian State on Thursday. Wesley Kennedy rushed for a team-high 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles. The Eagles were 3-1 in Sun Belt Conference play.
Shai Werts has thrown for 195 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 386 yards and one touchdown. J.D. King leads the Eagles in rushing with 526 yards and four touchdowns, while Wesley Kennedy III has rushed for seven TDs. Mark Michaud is the leading receiver with 97 yards and two touchdowns. Rashad Byrd is the leading tackler with 46.
Troy fell to 3-5 on the season following its 36-35 loss to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Trojans led by seven points late in the game, but Coastal Carolina score a touchdown and opted to go for a two-point conversion to win and succeeded. Kaleb Barker passed for 385 yards and Kaylon Geiger caught 12 passes for 145 yards.
Kaleb Barker leads Troy with 2,476 yards passing, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. DK Billingsley is the leading rusher with 616 yards and seven touchdowns. Kaylon Geiger is the leading receiver with 631 yards and five touchdowns. The leading tackler is Carlton Martial with 83.
Georgia Southern is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 on turf
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Eagles last 9 in Sun Belt play
Troy is 20-7 ATS in its last 27 versus an opponent with a winning record
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Trojans last 5 at home
Georgia Southern is coming off a big upset over Appalachian State and can overtake the Mountaineers in the Sun Belt standing with a win over Troy. The Eagles have covered the number in each of the last 5 on turf and 9 of the last 13 following a win straight up. Troy on the other hand has failed to cover the number in 4 of its last 5 overall. Final Score Prediction, Georgia Southern Eagles win and cover ATS 31-23