Troy (9-2) vs. Georgia Southern (4-7) Game Preview
Check out the Troy vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Allen E. Paulsen Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Bowl and Conference Implications
Georgia Southern is done after this, while Troy can win a split of the Sun Belt title with a win. Best bowl projection guess? The Dollar General.
What Does Each Team Need To Do?
The Georgia Southern running game and offense haven’t worked as expected, not being able to hold their own over the last month when the Eagles just needed one win to stay alive for a bowl game. Instead, the defense isn’t coming up with enough third down stops, and the offense doesn’t have any passing game to come through when the ground attack isn’t rolling.
Troy would actually get a One True Champion honor if it’s just Appalachian State up top of the Sun Belt and not Arkansas State, too. The Trojans bounced back from a brutal performance against the Red Wolves with a dominant game against Texas State, getting the D back on track.
Troy’s defensive front has been a brick wall against everyone but Arkansas State, allowing to just 115 yards per game. The offense should be able to do what’s needed, even if it’s not necessarily going to explode. The balance should work, but it’ll be stuffed just enough to keep the game close. Georgia Southern’s D is fantastic on third downs.
What’s Going To Happen?
Troy might be on the road, and this might be Georgia Southern’s bowl game – this is a proud, veteran team – but the Trojans will come up with a strong day with the Sun Belt on the line. It won’t get ugly, but Troy will take over in the second half with defensive stop after defensive stop.
Troy vs. Georgia Southern Prediction
Troy 31, Georgia Southern 23
Troy -7, o/u: 54
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