Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Points Spread: Eagles (+6)
Total/excessively lower: 59
The Georgia Southern Eagles (5-3) will take on the South Alabama Jaguars (6-2) on Saturday at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. South Alabama is a 6-point favorite. The over/under was set at 59.
The South Alabama Jaguars head into this game 6-2 this season. The last time they stepped on the field, the Jaguars played the Arkansas State Red Wolves and went home with the win by a final score of 31-3. La’Damian Webb was the Jaguars’ leading rusher with 28 attempts for 162 yards (5.8 yds per attempt). Carter Bradley finished 17/24 with 179 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 147.2 and finished the game with no interceptions. On the ground, the Jaguars gave up -19 yards on 19 attempts, a -1.0 yards per carry average. South Alabama allowed 22 completions on 39 attempts for 177 total yards and a 56.4% completion rate. They had 71 total plays, giving them 362 yds. The South Alabama Jaguars ran the ball 47 times for 183 yards, an average of 3.9 yds per attempt.
In terms of scoring, the South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 31.6 PPG. As a team, they average 150.4 yards, which ranks them 67th in D-1. The Jaguars have gained 3,382 total yards for the campaign. In terms of touchdown distribution, South Alabama compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. South Alabama posted 177 1st downs as a unit and committed 64 offenses for 558 yds. They passed the ball 7 times.
In terms of passing yards, the Jaguars have given up 1,688 yards, which ranks them 40th in college football. They allowed 211.0 yards per game passing and allowed a 59.4% completion percentage. Overall, they are giving up 296.0 yards per game, which ranks them 15th in D-1. They provided 11 air landings and 4 rock pounding landings. Opposing teams are averaging 2.8 yards per run and 85.0 rushing yards per game for the campaign. They have allowed 680 rushing yards in 8 games this season. The Jaguars are 16th in D-1 in scoring against their opponents, giving up 17.6 points per game.
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The Eagles go into this game 5-3 on the year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles won 28-23 in the final against the Old Dominion Monarchs. Kyle Vantrease (1 touchdown) finished the game with 192 yards on 22/27 through the air while his QB speed was 153.4. He threw no picks and his Y/A was 7.1. Jalen White carried the football 30 times for 138 yards, finishing the contest with 4.6 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern rushed the ball for 4.5 yards per attempt and finished the game with 223 yards on 50 attempts. The Eagles finished with 415 yards while running 77 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Eagles’ pass defense allowed a 53.5% completion rate and gave up 313 yards on 23-of-43 through the air. Georgia Southern gave up 22 rushing attempts for 133 yards (6.0 yards per rush).
In terms of points put on the board, the Eagles are 21st in college football with 36.9 PPG. On the season so far, the Eagles currently have 2,703 passing yards and are averaging 337.9 passing yards per game, which ranks them 5th in the nation. The Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 494.5 yards per trip, good for 11th in the nation. Georgia Southern’s offense compiled 346 yards on 37 offenses, good for 116th in the nation in giving up free yards.
The Eagles are scoring 30.4 points per game, which ranks them 99th in D-1. Georgia Southern has given up 1,685 total yards on the ground (210.6 yards per contest) in addition to 18 touchdowns on the season. They gave up 243 points overall. In addition to 270.1 yards/game, they have given up 12 touchdowns passing, which ranks them 112th in D-1. The Eagles’ defense has been involved in 580 plays, which ranks them 95th in the nation.
Who will win tonight’s Jaguars/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony’s Pick: Take the Jaguars -6
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