The Arkansas State Red Wolves will host the Georgia Southern Eagles in Sun Belt action Saturday afternoon from Centennial Bank Stadium. The Eagles tallied an easy 51-20 home win against UL Monroe last week, and the Red Wolves are coming off a 28-27 home win against Coastal Carolina. The Eagles registered a 28-21 home win against the Red Wolves last season.
Georgia Southern Clobbers UL Monroe, Earns Bowl Eligibility
The Georgia Southern Eagles are red-hot, winning five out of their last six games to improve to 4-2 in conference play. They posted a dominating 51-20 home win against UL Monroe last week in a matchup had them as 6.5 point favorites to seal bowl eligibility. The Eagles offense revolves around their running game with very few pass attempts. Shai Werts only has 456 passing yards. The mobile junior QB has amassed 461 rushing yards which included 53 rushing yards last week.
Eagles’ #1 RB J.D. King is locked in, rushing for over 100 yards in two straight games. The junior RB has tallied 669 rushing yards on an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. Malik Murray leads the team with 154 receiving yards. The Georgia Southern offense is very inconsistent as they rely on their strong running game. I expect them to have no problem generating points in this one.[embed]https://twitter.com/GSAthletics/status/1196551476832821249[/embed]
The Eagles defense has looked good in most of their Sun Belt tilts. Their pass defense has been an issue at times, ranking 75th in the country and the Red Wolves will try to exploit them in the air as a result. Georgia Southern is currently averaging 27.9 points, ranking them 73rd overall. They are conceding an average of 29.5 points pegging them 82nd in the FBS. The Eagles stand at 2-3 on the road this season.