Penn State vs. Georgia State Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Penn State vs. Georgia State fearless prediction and game preview.
Penn State (2-0) vs. Georgia State (0-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 7:30 pm ET
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
If beating Pitt is like beating Akron, then what is it going to be for Penn State to beat Georgia State?
The harsh reality is that Pitt might not be very good, just like Akron isn’t very good, and Georgia State really might not be all that good.
The Panthers have had a week off to rest up after being embarrassed by Tennessee State 17-10 in the opening of its new stadium with their new coach and their new style, but if they can just hang around and make this interesting, it’ll be a decent step forward.
Penn State will be looking ahead to a road game at Iowa next week. This is the final time to get everything in place – and there really is still work to do.
One Reason Why Penn State Will Win
The defensive front is dialed into the backfield.
The Nittany Lions camped out behind the line against Pitt with five sacks, and after just two games they lead the nation with 23 tackles for loss to go along with eight sacks.
Georgia State wasn’t able to run the ball a lick against Tennessee State – averaging just 1.7 yards per carry – and it’s not going to have any success as long as Penn State keeps turning the D loose.
One Reason Why Georgia State Will Win
It was the third game of last season when a painfully overmatched and winless Georgia State team went to Camp Randall to deal with a Wisconsin team that was on a roll, helped by a win over LSU.
The Panthers gave the Badgers and their dominant defense fits, with Conner Manning hitting 20-of-29 passes for 269 yards and coming way, way too close to pulling out the win – losing 23-17.
It might have been a rough loss to start out this year, but Manning connected on 14-of-17 throws for 159 yards.
It might be a new coaching staff and a new era, but most of the players are still around from last year. They’ve hung around with a Big Ten big boy before.
What’s Going To Happen
Penn State will get out to a quick lead, and then fizzle a bit.
Georgia State doesn’t have the offensive pop to keep up any sort of pace, but this is sandwich time. The Nittany Lions will show up, win quickly, and move past the Pitt game and on to the Iowa showdown.
Penn State vs. Georgia State Prediction
Penn State 47, Georgia State 10
Penn State -38.5 o/u: 53.5
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