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    The Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1) will visit the Ball State Cardinals (1-2) on Saturday at 2:00 PM ET.

    The Eagles are the favorites (-6.5) in their matchup versus the Cardinals, with the over/under being 61 points. (On the moneyline, the Eagles are -245 and the Cardinals are +199.)

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    Game Info for Georgia Southern vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
    Georgia Southern vs Ball State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Georgia Southern -6.5 -110 -110 61 -110 -110 -245 +199

    Georgia Southern Pick Insights

    • Georgia Southern has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • Georgia Southern is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Out of Georgia Southern’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Georgia Southern Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Georgia Southern ranks 31st in the FBS with 463.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 91st in total defense (380 yards allowed per contest).
    • Offensively, Georgia Southern ranks 54th in the FBS with 32.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 73rd in points allowed (380 points allowed per contest).
    • Georgia Southern ranks 73rd in pass defense this year (214.3 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 333.3 passing yards per game.
    • Georgia Southern ranks 95th in run offense (130 rushing yards per game) and 104th in run defense (165.7 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Georgia Southern owns the 57th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (36.1% third-down percentage allowed), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best with a 56.8% third-down percentage.
    • Georgia Southern has the fourth-worst turnover margin in college football at -6, forcing four turnovers (63rd in the FBS) while turning it over 10 times (131st in the FBS).

    Georgia Southern’s Best Players

    • Davis Brin has thrown for 945 yards (315 ypg) to lead Georgia Southern, completing 72.1% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season.
    • Jalen White has carried the ball 34 times for a team-high 184 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times.
    • OJ Arnold has carried the ball 22 times for 166 yards (55.3 per game) and three touchdowns while also racking up 52 yards through the air.
    • Derwin Burgess Jr.’s 275 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 29 times and has collected 22 catches and two touchdowns.
    • Khaleb Hood has put up a 176-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 20 passes on 28 targets.
    • Dalen Cobb has been the target of 12 passes and racked up 10 catches for 115 yards, an average of 38.3 yards per contest.
    • Davion Rhodes has one sack to lead the team, and also has one TFL.
    • Marques Watson-Trent, Georgia Southern’s leading tackler, has 13 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • TJ Smith has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has one pass defended to his name.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State is winless against the spread so far this season in two games with a set total.
    • Ball State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 6.5 points or more this season (0-1-1).
    • Ball State has hit the over in one of two games with a set total (50%).

    Ball State Pick Insights

    • Ball State’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, compiling 314.7 total yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 59th with 334.7 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Ball State has been sputtering defensively, ranking 20th-worst with 32 points surrendered per game. It has been better on offense, putting up 20.7 points per contest (107th-ranked).
    • Ball State’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 169 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 85th with 228.3 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • With 145.7 rushing yards per game on offense, Ball State ranks 78th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 40th, giving up 106.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Ball State is generating a 41.9% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (65th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 45.7% third-down rate (106th-ranked) on defense.
    • Ball State has compiled five forced turnovers (46th in the FBS) and committed six turnovers (98th in the FBS) this season for a -1 turnover margin that ranks 75th in the FBS.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • Kadin Semonza leads Ball State with 357 yards on 39-of-59 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Marquez Cooper has carried the ball 49 times for 218 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Kiael Kelly has run for 77 yards across 16 attempts.
    • Tanner Koziol has hauled in 150 receiving yards on 18 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Ty Robinson has totaled 111 receiving yards (37 yards per game) and one touchdown on six receptions.
    • Qian Magwood’s 15 targets have resulted in 12 catches for 84 yards.
    • Sidney Houston Jr. has collected two sacks to pace the team, while also picking up three TFL and nine tackles.
    • Keionte Newson, Ball State’s tackle leader, has 13 tackles this year.
    • Tyler Potts leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording six tackles and two passes defended.
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