Army vs Georgia State Prediction, Game Preview

Army vs Georgia State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Army vs Georgia State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Army vs Georgia State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Army (1-3), Georgia State (0-4)
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Army vs Georgia State Game Preview

Why Georgia State Will Win

The Panthers are better than their record.

Okay, you are what your record says you are, and the 42-41 home loss to Charlotte was inexcusable, but losses to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Coastal Carolina were all decent, forgivable, and somewhat competitive.

The downfield passing game has been there. and it’s working partly because the line is giving Darren Grainger time to operate. The running game was stuffed by Coastal Carolina, but it was strong in the other three games, and …

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Why Army Will Win

Blah, blah, blah … can Georgia State stop the Army running game?

Sort of, but not really.

The Panthers don’t generate much pressure, and while that’s not the worst thing in the world against the Army style of offense, they give up rushing yards in chunks.

Coastal Carolina was able to run well, and now it’s Army’s turn to be Army.

Navy was able to beat East Carolina by connecting on a few downfield throws, and Air Force can wing it when needed. Army threw it 18 times against UTSA when the ground attack didn’t roll like normal, but against Villanova …

One pass, it didn’t connect. And why? 472 rushing yards and six scores in the 49-10 win. And then there’s the …

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What’s Going To Happen

Time of possession.

That’s the problem.

Georgia State might be playing better, but it doesn’t do much to run the clock and grind in any way. That’s partly why it’s the worst team in the country in time of possession, holding the ball for just under 24 minutes per game.

Army? It’s not nearly the ball control powerhouse it normally is, but it will be this Saturday.

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Army vs Georgia State Prediction, Line

Army 38, Georgia State 30
Line: Army -7.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Army vs Georgia State Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State Prediction, Game Preview

Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Thursday, September 22

Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Thursday, September 22


Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State How To Watch

Date: Thursday, September 22
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Center Parc Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: Coastal Carolina (3-0), Georgia State (0-3)
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Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State Game Preview

Why Coastal Carolina Will Win

Where’s it all going wrong for Georgia State?

This is a veteran team that was supposed to be solid. Losing to South Carolina and North Carolina weren’t any big deal, but dropping the 42-41 home game to a struggling Charlotte squad was disastrous.

The Panthers are rolling up the yards, but they’re not playing a lick of defense, there hasn’t been a penalty they don’t seem to enjoy committing, and …

Time of possession. If you can’t control the clock, you can’t get by Coastal Carolina. Ask Army how that works.

Georgia State is holding the ball for just over 25 minutes per game. That equals death against a Coastal Carolina offense that rolls when it’s able to hit the third down conversions. However …

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Why Georgia State Will Win

The Chanticleers are scuffling a bit.

They shocked Army 38-28 to open the season, but needed everything in the bag to get by Gardner-Webb and last week had to work too much to get by Buffalo. And what’s been the big problem?

Turnovers. The defense has forced nine over the last two games, but the six given away made life difficult.

Gardner-Webb threw at will, Buffalo was able to stay alive on the takeaways, and Georgia State needs all of that.

The Panther ground game has been fantastic, the big plays were there, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Coastal Carolina is just too efficient.

As rough as things have been over the 3-0 start, the Chanticleer run defense – even against Army – has been outstanding.

That’s good, but Grayson McCall and the passing game continue to be among the nation’s most effective, and the Panther secondary hasn’t appreciably improved since getting hit for over 400 yards and five touchdowns by Charlotte’s Chris Reynolds last week.

This is going to be a wild, fun game to get the college football weekend going.

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Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State Prediction, Line

Coastal Carolina 38, Georgia State 34
Line: Coastal Carolina -1.5, o/u: 62
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Coastal Carolina vs Georgia State Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Georgia State vs Charlotte Prediction, Game Preview

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Georgia State vs Charlotte How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Center Parc Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Georgia State (0-2), Charlotte (0-3)
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Georgia State vs Charlotte Game Preview

Why Charlotte Will Win

So what’s going right in this tough 0-3 start?

The passing game hasn’t been bad.

Xavier Williams might not be Chris Reynolds – the injured starter – when it comes to his accuracy, but he’s been able to put up enough yards to at least keep things moving.

The offense isn’t killing itself with a slew of mistakes – there’s been just one turnover so far – and the defense should get a break, at least in the secondary.

The Panthers haven’t been able to get much of anything going through the air. The passing game wasn’t miserable against North Carolina, but it crashed in the opener against South Carolina.

However …

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Why Georgia State Will Win

The Georgia State running game is about to go off.

Charlotte is dead last in the nation in total defense, and it’s not like it faced a bunch of killers.

Maryland has an offense – it rolled for over 600 yards – but Florida Atlantic and William & Mary were both able to do whatever they wanted.

The 49ers are dead last in the nation in passing efficiency defense, dead last in total defense, and it’s having a nightmare of a time against the run.

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What’s Going To Happen

Georgia State will finally get to get this 2022 season going.

Charlotte has good parts, but it hasn’t been able to get them all going yet offensively. The defense hasn’t been remotely close so far, and the Panther attack will take advantage with a balanced day including the first 200-yard passing day of the season.

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Georgia State vs Charlotte Prediction, Line

Georgia State 45, Charlotte 23
Line: Georgia State -19, o/u: 61.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Georgia State vs Charlotte Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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North Carolina vs Georgia State Prediction, Game Preview

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North Carolina vs Georgia State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Center Parc Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: North Carolina (2-0), Georgia State (0-1)
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North Carolina vs Georgia State Game Preview

Why Georgia State Will Win

Let’s just say the North Carolina offense has been a little slow to get its 2022 season going.

It got ripped to shreds by Appalachian State in almost all phases of the wild 63-61 win – the Tar Heels allowed 40 points in the fourth quarter – with no prayer against the running game, no hope against the passing attack, and in all allowing 649 yards of total offense.

ASU QB Chase Brice is a fine player, but the UNC defense made him look like Aaron Rodgers.

Georgia State’s defense was fine in the 35-14 loss to South Carolina. It kept Spencer Rattler from getting into a groove, there wasn’t anything happening from the ground game, and it was more of a battle than the final score might indicate.

However …

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Why North Carolina Will Win

Darren Grainger and the Georgia State passing game struggled.

He completed just 7-of 29 passes for 111 yards with a touchdown and a pick – almost all of the yards came on two big plays – and the scoring pop wasn’t there to close out the good things the running game did.

Again, the North Carolina defense will make things easier, but the other side of the ball should be the problem.

Star Tar Heel WR Josh Downs might not be able to go, but QB Drake Maye has been on fire to start the season, the running game averaged six yards per carry against App State, and the balance and explosion should show up in Atlanta.

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What’s Going To Happen

Give the South Carolina defense credit for making Georgia State struggle. The Panthers were in it until late in the second half, but couldn’t break through.

At home, it’s going to have a much easier time against a North Carolina team that’s finishing off the road Sun Belt circuit before hosting Notre Dame. The defense will be a wee bit better than it was in Boone, North Carolina, but it’ll have issues with Grainger, and it will need a good second half punch to push past.

It’s not going to be the 59-17 wipeout of last year.

The Tar Heels will win – and will pull away – but once again with this team, it’ll be interesting.

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North Carolina vs Georgia State Prediction, Line

North Carolina 34, Georgia State 24
Line: North Carolina -7.5, o/u: 66
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
North Carolina vs Georgia State Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Sun Belt Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2022

Sun Belt predictions for every team and every game in the 2022 college football season

The Sun Belt just got a whole lot more interesting with the addition of Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss from Conference USA – and getting them a year before it seemed possible – and also brought in FCS powerhouse James Madison to a be a part of the fun.

The divisions are staying for now, but the great additions will make it far, far tougher for Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, and Louisiana to keep on dominating – even though they might not take that big a step back, if any.

While it might seem a bit cut-and-dry with the way the league is set up, watch out for some potentially big moves from some teams that struggled. The problem will be the schedules for Troy, South Alabama, and Arkansas State. Georgia State and Old Dominion programs that got to bowl games last season will have to fight, too.

The Sun Belt is stronger than ever and the season should be the best yet. The Sun Belt predictions for 2022 are …

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1. Coastal Carolina
2. Appalachian State
T3. Georgia State
T3. Marshall
T5. Georgia Southern
T5. James Madison
T5. Old Dominion

Appalachian State Mountaineers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 6-1
2021: 10-4, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 9-3, 2019: 13-1, 2018: 11-2

Sept 3 North Carolina L
Sept 10 at Texas A&M L
Sept 17 at Troy W
Sept 24 James Madison W
Oct 1 The Citadel W
Oct 8 at Texas State W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 Georgia State W
Oct 29 Robert Morris W
Nov 3 at Coastal Carolina L
Nov 12 at Marshall L
Nov 19 Old Dominion W
Nov 26 at Georgia Southern W
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 7-1
2021: 11-2, Prediction: 10-2
2020: 11-1, 2019: 5-7, 2018: 5-7

Sept 3 Army W
Sept 10 Gardner-Webb W
Sept 17 Buffalo W
Sept 22 at Georgia State W
Oct 1 Georgia Southern W
Oct 8 at ULM W
Oct 15 Old Dominion W
Oct 22 OPEN DATE
Oct 29 at Marshall L
Nov 3 Appalachian State W
Nov 12 Southern Miss W
Nov 19 at Virginia L
Nov 26 at James Madison W
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Georgia Southern Eagles

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 3-9, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 8-5, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 10-3

Sept 3 Morgan State W
Sept 10 at Nebraska L
Sept 17 at UAB L
Sept 24 Ball State W
Oct 1 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 8 at Georgia State L
Oct 15 James Madison W
Oct 22 at Old Dominion L
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 South Alabama W
Nov 10 at Louisiana L
Nov 19 Marshall W
Nov 26 Appalachian State L
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Georgia State Panthers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 8-5, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 6-4, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 2-10

Sept 3 at South Carolina L
Sept 10 North Carolina L
Sept 17 Charlotte W
Sept 22 Coastal Carolina L
Oct 1 at Army L
Oct 8 Georgia Southern W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 at Appalachian State L
Oct 29 Old Dominion W
Nov 5 at Southern Miss W
Nov 12 ULM W
Nov 19 at James Madison W
Nov 26 at Marshall L
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James Madison Dukes

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 12-2, 2020: 7-1, 2019: 14-2, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sept 10 Norfolk State W
Sept 17 OPEN DATE
Sept 24 at Appalachian State L
Oct 1 Texas State W
Oct 8 at Arkansas State W
Oct 15 at Georgia Southern L
Oct 22 Marshall W
Oct 27 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 at Louisville L
Nov 12 at Old Dominion L
Nov 19 Georgia State L
Nov 26 Coastal Carolina L
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Marshall Thundering Herd

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 7-3, 2019: 8-5, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Norfolk State W
Sept 10 at Notre Dame L
Sept 17 at Bowling Green W
Sept 24 at Troy L
Oct 1 Gardner-Webb W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 12 Louisiana W
Oct 22 at James Madison L
Oct 29 Coastal Carolina W
Nov 5 at Old Dominion W
Nov 12 Appalachian State W
Nov 19 at Georgia Southern L
Nov 26 Georgia State W
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Old Dominion Monarchs

2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 6-7, Prediction: 2-10
2020: 0-0, 2019: 1-11, 2018: 4-8

Sept 2 Virginia Tech L
Sept 10 at East Carolina L
Sept 17 at Virginia L
Sept 24 Arkansas State W
Oct 1 Liberty W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 22 Georgia Southern W
Oct 29 at Georgia State L
Nov 5 Marshall L
Nov 12 James Madison W
Nov 19 at Appalachian State L
Nov 26 at South Alabama L
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CFN Preseason All-Sun Belt Football Team, Top 30 Players: Preview 2022

Who are the best players in the Sun Belt going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt team and top 30 players

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2022 Preseason CFN Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

QB Grayson McCall, Jr. Coastal Carolina

The star in the emergence of Coastal Carolina football, McCall has been one of the nation’s most efficient and effective passers over the last two seasons hitting 71% of his throws for close to 5.400 yards with 53 touchdowns and six picks.

He’s able to run – 870 yards and 11 career touchdowns – hit the deep ball, and get the high-octane attack rolling at will. Coastal Carolina has some rebuilding to do, but McCall will make everyone around him better.

2022 Preseason CFN Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

LB Carlton Martial, Sr. Troy

The newly configured Sun Belt is loaded with do-it-all linebackers, but no one does-it-all more more than Martial. He’s not all that big, but the 5-9, 210-pound flash gets all over the field as a bit of a hybrid playmaker.

Going into his fifth season, he already has 443 tackles, ten sacks, 47.5 tackles for loss, and five picks with seven forced fumbles on the resumé.

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Offense

QB Grayson McCall, Jr. Coastal Carolina

RB Rasheen Ali, Soph. Marshall

RB Nate Noel, Jr. Appalachian State

WR Ali Jennings, Jr. Old Dominion

WR Kris Thornton, Sr. James Madison

TE Zack Kuntz, Jr. Old Dominion

OT Cooper Hodges, Sr. Appalachian State

OG Khalil Crowder, Sr. Georgia Southern

C Malik Sumter, Sr. Georgia State

OG Willie Lampkin, Jr. Coastal Carolina

OT Austin Stidham, Sr. Troy

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Defense

DE/EDGE Javon Solomon, Soph. Troy

DT Zi’Yon Hill, Sr. Louisiana

DT Will Choloh, Sr. Troy

DE Josaiah Stewart, Soph. Coastal Carolina

LB Kivon Bennett, Sr. Arkansas State

LB Nick Hampton, Sr. Appalachian State

LB Carlton Martial, Sr. Troy

CB Derrick Canteen, Jr. Georgia Southern

S Antavious Lane, Jr. Georgia State

S Anthony Wilson, Jr. Georgia Southern

CB Steven Gilmore, Sr. Marshall

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Special Teams

PK Seth Keller, PK Jr. Texas State

P Rhys Byrns, Sr. Louisiana

KR LaMareon James, Soph. Old Dominion

PR Isaiah Paige, Soph. Old Dominion

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Appalachian State | Arkansas State | Coastal Carolina 
Georgia Southern | 
Georgia State | James Madison
LouisianaMarshall | Old Dominion |
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Texas State | Troy | ULM
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College Football News 2022 Preseason Top 30 Sun Belt Players

30. Nick Kidwell, OT Jr. James Madison

29. Steven Jones, CB Sr. Appalachian State

28. Hayes Maples, LB Jr. Southern Miss

27. Cooper Hodges, OT Sr. Appalachian State

26. James Blackman, QB Sr. Arkansas State

25. Micah Abraham, CB Jr. Marshall

24. Zack Kuntz, TE Jr. Old Dominion

23. Keith Gallmon, S Sr. South Alabama

22. Malik Sumter, C Sr. Georgia State

21. Javon Solomon, LB/EDGE Soph. Troy

20. Darren Grainger, QB Sr. Georgia State

19. Willie Lampkin, OG Jr. Coastal Carolina

18. Eric Garror, Sr. CB/KR Louisiana

17. Quavian White, CB Sr. Georgia State

16. Kris Thornton, WR Sr. James Madison

15. D’Jordan Strong, CB Sr. Coastal Carolina

14. Anthony Wilson, S Jr. Georgia Southern

13. Austin Stidham, OT Sr. Troy

12. Zi’Yon Hill, DT Sr. Louisiana

11. Derrick Canteen, CB Jr. Georgia Southern

10. Abraham Beauplan, LB Sr. Marshall

9. Antavious Lane, S Jr. Georgia State

8. Steven Gilmore, CB Sr. Marshall

7. Kivon Bennett, LB Sr. Arkansas State

6. Darrell Luter, CB Sr. South Alabama

5. Nick Hampton, LB Sr. Appalachian State

4. Josaiah Stewart, DE Soph. Coastal Carolina

3. Carlton Martial, LB Sr. Troy

2. Rasheen Ali, RB Soph. Marshall

1. Grayson McCall, QB Jr. Coastal Carolina

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Appalachian State | Arkansas State | Coastal Carolina 
Georgia Southern | 
Georgia State | James Madison
LouisianaMarshall | Old Dominion |
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Southern Miss
Texas State | Troy | ULM
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South Carolina vs Georgia State Prediction, Game Preview

South Carolina vs Georgia State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Thursday, September 1

South Carolina vs Georgia State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


South Carolina vs Georgia State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
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Record: South Carolina (0-0), Georgia State (0-0)
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South Carolina vs Georgia State Game Preview

Why Georgia State Will Win

The Panther offensive line is strong enough to be good from the start.

South Carolina’s defensive front might be good, but the Georgia State running game is going to be dangerous, the rotation of backs will be solid, and the receiving corps is among the best in the Sun Belt.

The Gamecocks need their pass rush to step up. They were great in the bowl game, but they struggled to get behind the line over the second half of the season. If they can’t get to Georgia State QB Darren Grainger, look out.

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Why South Carolina Will Win

Can the Georgia State defense get off the field?

It was okay last season, but there isn’t a ton of bulk up front. The D is once again going to rely on big plays and takeaways to get the job done. Now the Panthers have to deal with an upgraded Gamecock passing game with a fantastic receiving corps for new QB Spencer Rattler to throw to.

South Carolina fans will be looking for explosion out of the upgraded attack, but as long as Rattler is his accurate self, and if the offense is moving on third downs, everything else should work. The Georgia State secondary isn’t good enough to take over if Rattler gets into a groove.

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What’s Going To Happen

Ask Auburn fans how dangerous Georgia State can be.

The Tigers ended up winning 34-24, but it was a lot closer than that with the Panthers coming way too close to being able pull off the giant road shocker early last year.

Don’t be freaked out if this isn’t a South Carolina annihilation. Georgia State is very good, it’s not going to be fazed by the SEC setting, and the Gamecock offense might not be razor-sharp out of the box. However, the USC lines will take over, the defense will settle in, and Rattler will be great in the second half.

It’ll take a bit, but South Carolina will eventually pull away.

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South Carolina vs Georgia State Prediction, Line

South Carolina 37, Georgia State 17
Line: South Carolina -12, o/u: 57
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5

South Carolina vs Georgia State Must See Rating: 2

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Georgia State lost the first two games to North Carolina and Army by a combined score of 102-27, and dropped the date to Appalachian State a few weeks later 45-16 for a 1-4 start.

Even with the schedule lightening up … a 7-1 run with a win at Coastal Carolina, a victory over Georgia Southern, and a 51-20 blowout bowl win over Ball State?

That’s how you turn a season and a program around.

Three straight winning seasons, three straight bowl games, four bowl appearances in five years – it’s been a good run for Georgia State as it grows into more and more of a factor in the Sun Belt.

Even with all of the changes and the new programs coming in, the potential is there for this to be the best season yet since becoming a full-on FCS team back in 2013.

Head coach Shawn Elliott has settled in, the team is loaded with good veterans and playmakers, and with the momentum of the second half of last season, this is when it’s fun to be a Georgia State fan.

Georgia State Panthers Preview 2022: Offense

The offense wasn’t always perfect, and it loaded up on a whole slew of mediocre teams, but it got the job done. The running game was fantastic, the passing attack was more effective than the stats, and the parts are there to be far more consistent and far better because …

This might not be the best offensive line in the Sun Belt, but it’s going to be very, very good. Malik Sumter was a Second Team All-Sun Belt center, Pat Bartlett was a Third Team All-Sun Belt guard, and almost everyone else is back with only former star guard Shamarious Gilmore done.

The veteran backs will thrive. Tucker Gregg is a reliable 220-pound occasional workhorse who averaged close to five yards per carry on his 953 yards, fellow senior Jamyest Williams is a quick back who transferred over from South Carolina and ran for 6.7 yards per carry with nine scores, and the rushing production will come from …

Darren Grainger. The 6-4, 202-pound senior wasn’t always accurate, but he threw just four picks with 19 touchdown passes.

Slippery-fast, he took off for 646 yards and three scores – he gave Auburn a hard time and was almost perfect in the bowl win over Ball State. Now he has to be more consistent as a passer. UConn transfer Steven Krajewski is a nice backup option.

The receiving corps is loaded. San Pinckney transferred to Coastal Carolina, but Jamari Thrash led the team with 32 grabs averaging over 14 yards per catch.

TE Aubrey Payne led the team with seven touchdown catches, Ja’Cyais Credle is a 6-4 deep threat, and there are a slew of young options in the mix.

Georgia State Panthers Preview 2022: Defense

The defense has to be better on third downs, the secondary has to be stronger, and it has to rise up against the good offenses on the slate, but the pass rush should once again be terrific, there’s a slew of potential all-star talent, and as long as the takeaways are coming, all should be okay.

The pass rush and big plays come from the linebackers. Jamil Muhammad wasn’t always a starter, but he led the team with six sacks from his set on the outside. The inside combination of Blake Carroll and Jordan Veneziale are tough – they combined for 186 tackles as the team’s top two hitters.

The line isn’t massive, but there’s a good rotation. Again, most of the pass rush comes from the linebackers, but as long as the three in the 3-4 can hold up, and if Thomas Gore can keep getting behind the line from his spot on the nose, this group will do its job.

Safety Antavious Lane has been one of the best defensive backs in the Sun Belt over the last few years, and the corners can tackle.

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The Sun Belt just got a whole lot bigger, cooler, and more interesting with a shocking expansion that should take the conference up another level.

FCS powerhouse James Madison gets to join in right away, and Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss were able to leave Conference USA and get in for the 2022 football season.

Here’s the problem – several Sun Belt programs that made strides last year are going to have tougher schedules to deal with. Several teams should be better, but might not have the results to show it.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

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