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    One of the top rushers in college football will be on display when Marcus Carroll and the Georgia State Panthers (6-1) visit the Georgia Southern Eagles (5-2) on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

    The Eagles are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), versus the Panthers. The over/under for this game is 62.5 points.

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    Game Info for Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State

    • Game Day: Thursday, October 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Statesboro, Georgia
    • Stadium: Allen E. Paulson Stadium
    Georgia Southern vs Georgia State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Georgia Southern -2.5 -110 -110 62.5 -110 -110 -129 +108

    Georgia Southern Pick Insights

    • Georgia Southern has posted a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, Georgia Southern is 3-1 against the spread.
    • Out of Georgia Southern’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Georgia Southern Stats & Insights

    • On the offensive side of the ball, Georgia Southern has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by compiling 449 yards per game. The defense ranks 72nd (373.6 yards allowed per game).
    • Offensively, Georgia Southern ranks 41st in the FBS with 32.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 61st in points allowed (373.6 points allowed per contest).
    • Georgia Southern has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS (251.7 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Eagles rank 12th-best offensively, averaging 318.7 passing yards per game.
    • Georgia Southern is putting up 130.3 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 98th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 39th, allowing 121.9 rushing yards per game.
    • Georgia Southern has been clicking on all fronts on third down this season, owning the eighth-best mark in third-down percentage (51.5%) and 18th-best in third-down defense (30.8% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Georgia Southern owns the 95th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -3, forcing 14 turnovers (12th in the FBS) while turning it over 17 times (126th in the FBS).

    Georgia Southern’s Best Players

    • Davis Brin has thrown for 2,122 yards (303.1 ypg) to lead Georgia Southern, completing 66.6% of his passes and tossing 14 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jalen White, has carried the ball 81 times for 475 yards (67.9 per game), scoring five times.
    • OJ Arnold has been handed the ball 50 times this year and racked up 330 yards (47.1 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Khaleb Hood’s 590 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 81 times and has registered 57 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Derwin Burgess Jr. has put together a 466-yard season so far with four touchdowns, reeling in 44 passes on 63 targets.
    • Anthony Queeley has hauled in 22 grabs for 222 yards, an average of 31.7 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Isaac Walker has 4.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has nine tackles.
    • Georgia Southern’s leading tackler, Marques Watson-Trent, has 36 tackles, four TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • TJ Smith has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 14 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Georgia State Betting Insights

    • Georgia State is 5-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Georgia State is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
    • In Georgia State’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Georgia State Pick Insights

    • Georgia State is accumulating 410.6 total yards per game on offense this season (54th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 394.3 total yards per game (90th-ranked).
    • Georgia State is putting up 30.9 points per game on offense this season (47th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 22.9 points per contest (52nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Georgia State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, surrendering 275.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 63rd with 233.6 passing yards per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, Georgia State ranks 42nd in the FBS on offense (177 rushing yards per game) and 34th on the other side of the ball (118.9 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • While Georgia State’s third-down defense has been sputtering, ranking 17th-worst by giving up a 45.4% third-down conversion rate, its offense ranks eighth-best with a 51.5% third-down rate.
    • After forcing 10 turnovers (61st in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (25th in the FBS) this season, Georgia State has the 29th-ranked turnover margin of +3.

    Georgia State’s Best Players

    • Darren Grainger has thrown for 1,632 yards on 130-of-187 passing with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 368 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
    • Carroll has rushed for 852 yards on 169 carries so far this year while scoring 10 times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 13 catches, totaling 146 yards.
    • Robert Lewis leads his team with 561 receiving yards on 34 catches with five touchdowns.
    • Tailique Williams has 27 receptions (on 36 targets) for a total of 478 yards (68.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Jacari Carter’s 28 targets have resulted in 22 catches for 156 yards.
    • Kevin Swint has racked up four sacks to pace the team, while also recording six TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Georgia State’s tackle leader, Jontrey Hunter, has 55 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Gavin Pringle has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 25 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and three passes defended to his name.
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