Georgia Southern @ Georgia State
Current Records: Georgia Southern 3-2; Georgia State 1-4
What to Know
The Georgia State Panthers and the Georgia Southern Eagles are set to square off in a Sun Belt matchup at 2 p.m. ET Oct. 8 at Center Parc Stadium. The defensive coordinators will surely put in extra hours ahead of this game since these teams' offenses combined for 918 yards last week.
Georgia State strolled past the Army West Point Black Knights with points to spare last week, taking the contest 31-14. RB Tucker Gregg and QB Darren Grainger were among the main playmakers for the Panthers as the former rushed for one TD and 124 yards on 16 carries and the latter passed for one TD and 157 yards on 12 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 48 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Grainger's 57-yard TD bomb to WR Ja'Cyais Credle in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 7-7 at halftime, but Georgia Southern was not quite the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers' equal in the second half when they met last week. Georgia Southern didn't finish too far behind, but the squad still lost 34-30 to Coastal Carolina. Georgia Southern's loss came about despite a quality game from RB Jalen White, who rushed for one TD and 145 yards on 18 carries.
Special teams collected 15 points for Georgia Southern. K Alex Raynor delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next matchup is expected to be close, with the Panthers going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Georgia State is now 1-4 while the Eagles sit at 3-2. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Georgia State enters the contest with 214.2 rushing yards per game on average, good for 19th best in the nation. Georgia Southern has displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they rank 11th in the nation when it comes to yards per game, with 500 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Center Parc Stadium -- Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $69.00
The Panthers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Georgia State have won five out of their last seven games against Georgia Southern.
- Oct 30, 2021 - Georgia State 21 vs. Georgia Southern 14
- Nov 28, 2020 - Georgia State 30 vs. Georgia Southern 24
- Nov 30, 2019 - Georgia Southern 38 vs. Georgia State 10
- Nov 24, 2018 - Georgia Southern 35 vs. Georgia State 14
- Nov 04, 2017 - Georgia State 21 vs. Georgia Southern 17
- Nov 19, 2016 - Georgia State 30 vs. Georgia Southern 24
- Dec 05, 2015 - Georgia State 34 vs. Georgia Southern 7