Maine Black Bears at Georgia Southern Eagles
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Allen E. Paulson Stadium)
The Line: Georgia Southern -7.5 -- Over/Under: 48 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Maine Black Bears and Georgia Southern Eagles meet Saturday in college football action at Allen E. Paulson Stadium.
The Maine Black Bears look for another victory after beating up on Sacred Heart in their season opener. The Maine Black Bears have won five of their last nine road games. Chris Ferguson is completing 79.3 percent of his passes for 423 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Ferguson had 29 pass attempts in the Bears opening victory. Jaquan Blair and Devin Young have combined for 244 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Earnest Edwards has three receptions. The Maine Black Bears ground game is averaging 151 yards per contest, and Emmanuel Reed leads the way with 62 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Maine is allowing 14 points and 207 yards per game. Jaron Grayer leads the Maine Black Bears with seven tackles, Erick Robertson has 0.5 tackles for loss and Shaquille St-Lot has three pass deflections.
The Georgia Southern Eagles look for a victory after losing their opener to the LSU Tigers by 52 points. The Georgia Southern Eagles have won five of their last six home games. Justin Tomlin is completing 37.5 percent of his passes for 24 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Tomlin had just eight pass attempts in the Eagles blowout loss. Khaleb Hood and Cam Brown have combined for 22 receiving yards on two catches while Malik Murray has one reception. The Georgia Southern Eagles ground game is averaging 74 yards per contest, and Logan Wright leads the way with 37 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Georgia Southern is allowing 55 points and 472 yards per game. Rashad Byrd leads the Georgia Southern Eagles with 16 tackles, Justin Birdsong has one tackle for loss and Darrell Baker Jr. has one pass deflection.
The Georgia Southern Eagles are a pretty reliable team at home and play surprisingly good football as well. Also, getting a LSU beating out of the way in the season opener will only make this team stronger moving forward. The Maine Black Bears did beat Western Kentucky last year as well as some of the better FCS programs in the country, so there's a reason to consider the free touchdown. Still, I'm betting on how good Georgia Southern usually is at home. I'll take the Eagles in a double-digit victory.