Troy vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 10
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
Troy (7-2) vs. Georgia Southern (7-2) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
And here we go.
This isn’t the Sun Belt East title game, but if Georgia Southern pulls it off, it’s going to have a firm hold on the top spot having already beaten Appalachian State.
The Eagles , though, are coming off a strange clunker against ULM, losing 44-25 with the offense not working like it needed to.
It’s this simple. When the precision of the option attack is there, Georgia Southern can’t be beaten. When it doesn’t work, it has a few big problems. The Eagles lost to Clemson when it ran or 80 yards, and had to fight in a win over a bad Texas State when the O didn’t work.
So far, when Georgia Southern runs for more than 170 yards, it’s 6-0.
And Troy can stop the run.
The Trojans gave up 200 yards to ULM and got hit by Nebraska for 187 yards, but they’re holding everyone to under 120 yards on a regular basis thanks to a defensive front that’s among the best in the nation at getting into the backfield.
On the road, the Sun Belt’s best run defense will do just enough to keep the Eagles from flying, and the great Troy punting game will keep the field tilted.
This is when the Trojans finally come up with the right win at the right time to set the tone for the showdown with Appalachian State in a few weeks.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Troy 27, Georgia Southern 23
Line: Troy -1, o/u: 45
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3
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