Appalachian State at Georgia Southern: Game Preview

by | Oct 25, 2018 | Football, Georgia Southern Football | 0 comments

October 25th, 2018 – Appalachian State at Georgia Southern

Game Time: 7:30pm ET

Location: Paulson Stadium

Line: App State -10.0

ESPN FPI: App State 74%

TV: ESPNU

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: ESPN Radio Coastal Georgia 103.7/790 – ESPN Radio Okefenokee 98.5/1350

App State: (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt)

Georgia Southern: (6-1, 3-0 Sun Belt)

Series History: App State leads the all-time series (18-13-1). The Mountaineers have won the last three matchups by a combined score of 92-29.

Offense:

 

App State:

Passing: 211 ypg

Rushing: 265 ypg

Total Offense: 7.1 yards per play

 

Georgia Southern

 Passing: 75.86 ypg

Rushing: 275.6 ypg

Total Offense: 6.0 yards per play

 

Defense:

 

App State:

 Pass Yards Against: 182.5 ypg

Rushing Yards Against: 112.3

 

Georgia Southern:

 Pass Yards Against: 219.4 ypg

Rushing Yards Against: 148.1 ypg

 

Leaders:

 

App State:

 Passing: Zac Thomas – (80 – 132) – 1146 – 11 TDs – 4 int

Rushing: Darrynton Evan – 61 att – 436 yards – 3 TDs

Receiving: Corey Sutton – 17 rec – 366 yards – 4 TDs

Tackles: Akeem Davis-Gaither – 54 TOT

 

Georgia Southern:

 Passing: Shai Werts – (30 – 51) – 491 – 4 TDs

Rushing: Shai Werts – 104 att – 542 yards – 9 TDs

Receiving: Wesley Kennedy III – 7 rec – 152 yards

Tackles: Monquavion Brinson – 46 TOT – 1 INT

 

Georgia Southern and App State enter this matchup as the two hottest teams in the Sun Belt. The Mountaineers have won 5 in a row since their Week 1 overtime loss to Penn State. Georgia Southern comes in on the heels of 4 wins in a row, including back-to-back road wins. The Eagles lone loss on the season came at #2 Clemson in Week 3.

The winner of this one will be in the driver’s seat to win the Sun Belt.

Weather could be a factor in this one. As of Thursday afternoon, the weather calls for 60 degrees and a 40% chance of rain at kickoff.

Speaking on Thursday morning, BJ Bennett of southernpigskin.com and co-host of “Three & Out” said “This is Georgia Southern’s biggest game in recent history.”.

Paulson Stadium will be rocking, rain or shine, and the nation should get a look at how awesome Sun Belt football is.

Photo Courtesy of gseagles.com