Skip to main content

Georgia Southern vs. West Virginia - 9/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
West Virginia vs. Georgia Southern
Date & Time Saturday September 5, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: West Virginia -20 -- Over/Under: 58.5
TV Channel
FOX Sports
Stream College Football all season on ESPN+. Start your 7-day FREE trial today!
ESPN+ Free Trial!
ESPN+ Free Trial!
CFB | West Virginia vs. Georgia Southern
USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Southern Eagles and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.

The Georgia Southern Eagles look to have another solid season after finishing 9-5 last season under head coach Willie Fritz. Kevin Ellison returns at quarterback after completing 55.5 percent of his passes for 1,001 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. BJ Johnson and Montay Crockett combined for more than 300 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Derek Keaton had five receptions as a junior. Matt Breida returns at running back after leading GSU with 1,485 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. Defensively, Antwione Williams had 66 tackles last year with the Eagles, Ryan George had 3.5 sacks and Matt Dobson had three interceptions.

The West Virginia Mountaineers look to have a bounce back year after winning seven or less games in each of their last three seasons. Skyler Howard becomes the starter at QB after completing 50.9 percent of his passes for 829 yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jordan Thompson and Daikiel Shorts combined for more than 900 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Cody Clay had seven catches as a junior. Rushel Shell returns at running back after leading WVU with 788 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Nick Kwiatkoski returns after leading the Mountaineers with 103 tackles, Noble Nwachukwu had eight tackles for loss and Daryl Worley had three interceptions.

The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Mountaineers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. 

West Virginia should once again be a very explosive team on the offensive end, as Howard was solid in limited playing time, Shell is a true No. 1 RB and there's enough receivers to replace Kevin White. I'm not sure Georgia Southern will be able to keep up. Look for a blowout in Morgantown.

Pick:
West Virginia Mountaineers -20

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

Top 10 Sport Sites