South Alabama at Georgia Southern 10/29/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Georgia Southern Eagles (3-2) vs South Alabama Jaguars (3-2)
Game Info: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Allen E. Paulson Stadium)
Betting Odds: Georgia Southern Eagles -5.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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South Alabama faces Georgia Southern on Thursday, October 29th at Allen E. Paulson Stadium for week nine of NCAA football action.
South Alabama is coming off a 38-14 home win over Louisiana Monroe in week eight of the college football season. With the win, South Alabama is now 3-2 on the year and a perfect 2-0 in conference play. South Alabama's other Sun Belt victory was against Texas State in week seven by the final score of 30-20. After only scoring 34 points combined in games against UAB and Tulane, South Alabama's offense has taken a big step forward in its last two games. South Alabama on the season scores 26.8 points per game and earns 405.4 total yards per contest as well. South Alabama also allows 24.8 points per game to the opposition, and its defense has held up really well in its last two games. Overall, South Alabama has emerged as a contender in the Sun Belt, as the team currently leads the Sun-Belt West standings.
Georgia Southern dropped a conference game to Coastal Carolina last week by the final score of 28-14. Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina were tied at 14-14 at halftime, but a strong second-half performance by Coastal's defense kept Georgia Southern off the board and gave Georgia Southern its second loss of the season. Georgia Southern is now 3-2 on the year and 1-2 in Sun-Belt conference play this season. Georgia Southern scores 27.0 points per game and earns 363.3 total yards per contest as well. Georiga Southern also allows 20.8 points per game to the opposition thus far. Georgia Southern is tied for last place in the Sun-Belt East division.
This should make for yet another hard-nosed Sun-Belt matchup between two teams with similar talent levels. I think Georgia Southern has what it takes to hand South Alabama its first conference loss of the season. Georgia Southern's defense should stand tall in this one, and I will lean on Georgia Southern here.