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Troy Trojans vs. Georgia State Panthers - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia State Panthers (1-4) at Troy Trojans (4-1)
Date & Time Saturday October 15, 2016, 3:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Troy Trojans -16 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Georgia State Panthers (1-4) at Troy Trojans (4-1)

The Georgia State Panthers will travel to play the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt Conference college football game in week 7.

The Troy Trojans are 4-1 (2-0) this season after beating Idaho by a score of 34-13 in their last game. Troy dominated Idaho in this game by doubling their total yards in the game. The Troy offense is averaging 40.8 points per game with 214.8 rushing yards and 269.8 passing yards per game. Brandon Silvers is completing 63.5% of his passes for 1204 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Troy. Jordan Chunn has rushed for 582 yards and 4 scores, while Josh Anderson has rushed for 162 yards and 1 touchdown for the Trojans. Deondre Douglas has caught 32 passes for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Emanuel Thompson has caught 31 passes for 292 yards and 4 touchdowns for Troy. The Troy defense is giving up 19.4 points per game with 111.2 rushing yards and 265.4 passing yards per game. William Lloyd has led the Troy defense with 25 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Cedarius Rookard has added 18 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 interceptions. Ryan Kay has gone 8-10 on field goals, with a long of 43 yards.

The Georgia State Panthers are 1-4 (1-1) this season after beating Texas State by a score of 41-21 in their last game. Georgia State finally got their first win of the season in this game and was able to rack up over 530 total yards. The Georgia State offense is averaging 19.2 points per game with 84.2 rushing yards and 219.8 passing yards per game. Conner Manning is completing 56.2% of his passes for 1060 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Georgia State. Kyler Neal has rushed for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Glenn Smith has rushed for 63 yards and 1 score for the Panthers. Robert Davis has caught 33 passes for 438 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Keith Rucker has caught 16 passes for 128 yards and 1 touchdown for Georgia State. The Georgia State defense is giving up 28 points per game with 262.8 rushing yards and 170.6 passing yards per game. Alonzo McGee has led the Georgia State defense with 48 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Michael Shaw has added 25 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Rogier ten Lohuis has gone 4-7 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.

Georgia State is 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 17-4 ATS in their last 21 road games. The under is 6-1 in Georgia State’s last 7 conference games. Troy is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Troy’s last 5 conference games.

Georgia State has really struggled on offense this season, while Troy has a very explosive offense. Troy is one of the better teams in the Sun Belt and should dominate this game. I like Troy to overpower Georgia State on offense and shut them down on defense.  

Troy Trojans -16

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