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    One of the top rushers in college football will be on display when Marcus Carroll and the Georgia State Panthers (4-0) host the Troy Trojans (2-2) on Saturday, September 30, 2023.

    The Panthers are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1), versus the Trojans. The over/under for this matchup is 50.5 points.

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    Game Info for Georgia State vs. Troy

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Center Parc Stadium
    Georgia State vs Troy Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Georgia State -1 -108 -111 50.5 -110 -110 -120 +100

    Georgia State Pick Insights

    • Georgia State has covered or pushed in every game with a spread (3-0-0) this season.
    • Georgia State is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • One of Georgia State’s three games with a set total has hit the over (33.3%).

    Georgia State Stats & Insights

    • Georgia State is averaging 439.8 yards per game offensively this year (38th in the FBS), and are allowing 401 yards per game (97th) on defense.
    • Offensively, Georgia State ranks 30th in the FBS with 37 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 59th in points allowed (401 points allowed per contest).
    • With 311.8 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS, Georgia State has been forced to rely on their 55th-ranked passing offense (248.5 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games.
    • Georgia State ranks 38th in rushing yards this season (191.3 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 89.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Georgia State owns the 11th-best offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (53.4% third-down conversion rate), but ranks 14th-worst on the defensive side of the ball (48.5% third-down conversion rate).
    • Georgia State has forced seven total turnovers (33rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (third in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +5, the seventh-best in college football.

    Georgia State’s Best Players

    • Darren Grainger leads Georgia State with 994 yards (248.5 ypg) on 73-of-105 passing with seven touchdowns and zero interceptions this season. He also has 263 rushing yards on 47 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Carroll has racked up 508 yards on 96 carries while finding the end zone eight times as a runner.
    • Robert Lewis has hauled in 20 catches for 386 yards (96.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone five times as a receiver.
    • Tailique Williams has caught 12 passes while averaging 62.3 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jacari Carter has racked up 14 grabs for 124 yards, an average of 31 yards per game.
    • Kevin Swint leads the team with two sacks, and also has three TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Jontrey Hunter is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 28 tackles and one TFL.
    • Gavin Pringle has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 14 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended.

    Troy Betting Insights

    • Troy has not covered the spread in a game yet this year in three games with a set total.
    • Troy is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
    • Troy has gone over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Troy Pick Insights

    • With 416.8 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Troy ranks 50th in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 28th, giving up 303.8 total yards per game.
    • Troy is accumulating 25.5 points per contest on offense this season (85th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 28 points per contest (95th-ranked) on defense.
    • Troy ranks 38th in the FBS with 273.8 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 58th with 213.5 passing yards given up per contest on defense.
    • Troy ranks 81st in the FBS with 143 rushing yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 24th-best by giving up just 90.3 rushing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Troy is posting a 39.7% third-down conversion percentage (76th-ranked). It ranks 55th in the FBS defensively (37% third-down rate allowed).
    • Troy has forced four turnovers this season and have turned it over 10 times, leading to a -6 turnover margin that is eighth-worst in the FBS.

    Troy’s Best Players

    • Gunnar Watson has thrown for 1,046 yards on 57.8% passing while tossing eight touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Kimani Vidal has rushed for 514 yards on 80 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground. He’s also added seven catches, totaling 117 yards.
    • Jarris Williams has rushed for 48 yards on nine carries with one touchdown.
    • Chris Lewis has collected 12 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 244 (61 yards per game). He’s been targeted 23 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Devonte Ross has collected 175 receiving yards (43.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 15 receptions.
    • Jabre Barber’s 14 receptions (on 29 targets) have netted him 174 yards (43.5 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Javon Solomon paces the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Troy’s top-tackler, Jayden McDonald, has 17 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Reddy Steward leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 14 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.
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