South Alabama vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 6
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
South Alabama (1-4) vs. Georgia Southern (3-1) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
With a loss to Appalachian State, South Alabama isn’t totally out of the Sun Belt race with a loss, but it’ll be in bad shape. It’s been a rough start under head coach Steve Campbell, with a defense that’s allowed 52 points or more in three of the last four games.
The Jaguars are last in the nation in third down conversions, and they’re dead last in scoring defense.
Worst of all, they can’t stop the run.
Georgia Southern’s option attack is rolling. It got stuffed by Clemson, and it has blown past the 300-yard mark on the ground in three of the four games.
Unlike USA, the Eagles can control the clock and the tempo for long periods of time. However, Georgia Southern doesn’t put up a ton of points. It’ll be a relatively easy win, but USA will hang around.
The Jaguar defensive front can get into the backfield, but Georgia Southern will have the ball for well over 35 minutes to go 2-0 in the conference, with layups against Texas State and New Mexico State up next before the showdown with Appalachian State.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Georgia Southern 40, South Alabama 31
Line: Georgia Southern -13.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 2
5: First Man
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