CFB: Georgia Southern at ULM: 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Georgia Southern Eagles (1-1) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +15.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Gorgia Southern Eagles will travel to Malone Stadium to take on the UL Monroe Warhawks this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Georgia Southern Eagles dropped to 1-1 (0-1 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the 19th ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 20-18, this past Saturday. In one of the more exciting games of the weekend, it looked as if Georgia Southern was going to pull the upset after a 28-yard TD receptions by Khaleb Hood and a successful two-point conversation gave the Eagles a 18-17 lead with just :54 seconds left in regulation, however, the Eagles couldn’t seal the victory after Louisiana hit a 53-yard FG as time-expired for the victory. Gorgia Southern outgained Louisiana by a 447-438 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 21 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was RB J.D. King who had 100 rushing yards and a TD on 24 carries.
On the season, Georgia Southern is averaging 22.5 ppg on 396.5 total yards per game (158.5 passing yds/g; 238.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia Southern is led by QB Shai Werts who has completed 56.3% of his passes for 308 yards, 2 TD, & an INT. Werts is also the leading rusher for the Eagles as he has 187 rushing yards and a TD on 24 carries. Georgia Southern is a team that likes to run the football and also in the backfield with Werts has been J.D. King (42 att, 174 yards, 2 TD), Logan Wright (11 att, 56 yards) & Matt LaRoche (11 att, 47 yards). The top receivers for the Eagles have been Wesley Kennedy III (2 rec, 105 yards), Beau Johnson (1 rec, 59 yards), and Khaleb Hood (4 rec, 54 yards, TD).
Defensively, Georgia Southern is holding their opponents to an average of 23.0 ppg on 403.5 total yards per game (263.5 passing yds/g; 140.0 rushing yds/g).
The UL Monroe Warhawks dropped to 0-3 (0-1 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the UTEP Miners, 31-6, this past Saturday. UL Monroe did not look like a team that was favored to win as the Warhawks struggled on both sides of the ball and could not fight back after falling behind by a 24-0 margin at halftime. UL Monroe was outgained by UTEP by a 512-193 margin and gained just six first downs in the loss. Leading the way for the Warhawks was QB Colby Suits who completed 17 of 27 passes for 184 yards, 1 TD, and an INT.
On the season, UL Monroe is averaging just 10.0 ppg on 279.0 total yards per game (242.0 passing yds/g; 37.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UL Monroe has been led by QB Colby Suits who has completed 66.7% of his passes for 709 yards, 4 TD, and 2 INT. The top receivers for the Warhawks have been Jahquan Bloomfield (6 rec, 148 yards, TD), Josh Pederson (13 rec, 121 yards), Jevin Frett (6 rec, 107 yards, TD), Perry Carter Jr. (8 rec, 98 yards), and Chandler Whitfield (10 rec, 75 yards, TD). Leading the rushing attack for UL Monroe has been Josh Johnson who has 108 rushing yards on 38 carries.
Defensviely, UL Monroe is allowing their opponents to average 35.3 ppg on 459.3 total yards per game (195.7 passing yds/g; 263.7 rushing yds/g).
The Eagles are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road and just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games when playing as the favorite. The Warhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Georgia Southern has to be disappointed they could not pick up the win against Louisiana, however, this is one of the better teams in the Sun Belt that should have no trouble taking care of business agianst UL Monroe. UL Monroe has struggled to get any offensive going this season and defenses much worse than the Eagles as I don’t see how the Warhawks are going to slow down the Georgia Southern rushing attack, I’m taking the Eagles to cover this large road spread. Good Luck!