Check out the Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State fearless prediction and game preview.
Georgia Southern (3-1) vs. Arkansas State (0-4) Game Preview
Date: Thursday, Oct. 5
Game Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR
Why Georgia Southern Will Win
The Arkansas State run defense has been okay so far, for the most part, but it got ripped up by Auburn when its punchless attack got into a groove.
That’s going to the Georgia Southern gameplan – get running, keep up the tempo, and keep the ASU linebackers on skates all game long. That’s the GSU plan for everyone, of course, but if it all starts to work this week, the Red Wolves might never have the ball.
So what’s been the problem so far for ASU? It can’t come up with a third down stop.
The defensive front is getting gouged early, and the D as a whole can’t get off the field allowing a ridiculous 23-of-32 third down conversions in losses to Toledo and Auburn and allowing teams to convert 55% of their chances on the year.
Georgia Southern is converts 53% of its tries – it’s going to hold on to the ball for almost 40 minutes.
Why Arkansas State Will Win
So what’s ASU doing right?
Chad Voytik struggled early, and now the Red Wolves might have found something in Oklahoma transfer Justice Hansen, who hit 70% of his passes against Utah State and threw for 424 yards against Central Arkansas.
Georgia Southern will give up passing yards, allowing 270 yards or more in each of the last three games, with Western Michigan’s Zach Terrell throwing four touchdown throws. The Red Wolves have to keep the chains going – something they haven’t been able to do all season long – and have to keep pressing the Eagle corners who’ve been solid so far, but aren’t playmakers. ASU can’t play afraid, and it can’t get down.
What’s Going To Happen?
It’s the first game of the rest of Arkansas State’s life. As bad as things have been so far, the Red Wolves are still 0-0 in Sun Belt play with four home games in the next five. Unfortunately, Georgia Southern is too sharp and too good – the veteran running game will control the game throughout. ASU will stay alive, but it just won’t have the ball enough.
Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State Prediction
Final Score: Georgia Southern 34, Arkansas State 23
Line: Georgia Southern -7, o/u: 55.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Served on a tee – 1: Not even with your $ … 2
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