Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction and game preview.
Arkansas State (1-2) vs. Georgia Southern (0-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Game Time: 8:00 pm ET
Venue: Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
In theory, Arkansas State just walks into Allen E. Paulson Stadium, rolled to an easy Sun Belt win, gets on a bus, has a sandwich, and goes and enjoys ten days off.
But Wednesday night Sun Belt games just never seem to go according to plan.
The Red Wolves should’ve beaten Nebraska to start the season, destroyed Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and got ripped apart by SMU. Considering ASU played three completely different games, which one will show up?
Meanwhile, Georgia Southern hasn’t been able to get anything rolling.
This might be the third road game so far for ASU, but it hasn’t played anyone like Auburn, and Indiana is even a better opponent then Nebraska. Georgia Southern wasn’t even close in either game.
Can the Red Wolves slow down the Eagle option attack? Can this finally be the breakthrough moment for a team and a running game that’s supposed to be a whole lot better than this?
It’s the Sun Belt opener. Get ready for the wild ride.
One Reason Why Arkansas State Will Win
How do you stop the option? 1) Time off to prepare – check. 2) Get into the backfield and stop the thing before it can start.
ASU has the defensive tackles to stuff the first part of the option, and it has just enough talent on the outside to contain the thing when it gets out into the open.
Fantastic at coming up with tackles for loss, now it’s going against an O line that hasn’t been able to find its groove quite yet.
Considering the Eagles don’t pass, allowing 13.5 sacks and 28 tackles for loss so far is a problem.
One Reason Why Georgia Southern Will Win
Georgia Southern’s offense might be anemic so far, but at least it’s deliberate about it.
More than anything else, the Eagle offense has to be able to convert third downs – it’s had no luck doing that so far.
However, Auburn and Indiana are phenomenal against the run, and New Hampshire is allowing just 129 yards per game on the ground.
Arkansas State just doesn’t care about the clock, keeping the ball for just over 26 minutes a game, while Georgia Southern has it for around 33 minutes every time out. If the running game actually works, the Eagles should be in total control.
What’s Going To Happen
It seems like Arkansas State should wipe out the Eagles based on schedules and resumes so far, but watch out.
SMU was able to run all over the Red Wolves for 314 yards and a whole lot of bit plays a few weeks ago. The Mustangs have a good ground game, but that was a breakdown for ASU.
Arkansas State is the better team, and on a normal Saturday afternoon would probably pull this off, but …
Georgia Southern at home, Wednesday night, running game gets a relative breather = #FunBelt.
Arkansas State vs. Georgia Southern Prediction
Georgia Southern 26, Arkansas State 24
Arkansas State -7.5, o/u: 55
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Must See Rating
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