Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Georgia Southern (3–1), Coastal Carolina (4-0)
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Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina Game Preview

Why Georgia Southern Will Win

The passing game got it back.

This isn’t the old Georgia Southern offense you’re used to. Gone are the days of the spread option running game, and in is a passing attack that uses some of the same principles, but can wing it around the yard.

The offense is 3-0 when hitting the 300-yard mark – getting to 310 passing yards last week in the win over Ball State – and the turnovers stopped.

Coastal Carolina might be playing well, but the pass defense can be thrown on. Georgia Southern is among the best in the nation in total offense – it leads the Sun Belt – and is great on third downs partly because of a good season so far from the line. But …

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Why Coastal Carolina Will Win

Coastal Carolina can still make teams play its style.

This might not be the high-octane team of previous years, but it’s efficient, it’s still good at getting guys in space, and it’s also getting great line play.

It’s got the ability to weather the storm whenever the Georgia Southern passing game gets working, and it’ll control the clock and tempo throughout, but it’ll pull this off because …

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What’s Going To Happen

Turnovers.

Yeah, the Eagles didn’t give the ball away against Ball State last week, but it only has one takeaway over the last three games.

Coastal Carolina leads the nation in takeaways with 14, getting 13 of them over the last three games. It’ll come up with a few, the offense will control things enough to make Georgia Southern press, and then more big defensive plays will follow.

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Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina Prediction, Line

Coastal Carolina 33, Georgia Southern 24
Line: Coastal Carolina -11, o/u: 64.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Georgia Southern vs Coastal Carolina Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Ball State vs Georgia Southern Prediction, Game Preview

Ball State vs Georgia Southern game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Ball State vs Georgia Southern prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Ball State vs Georgia Southern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: Allen E Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
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Record: Ball State (1-2), Georgia Southern (2-1)
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Ball State vs Georgia Southern Game Preview

Why Ball State Will Win

The Cardinals might not be getting the offense going, but the defense has been making plays.

No one’s slowing down Tennessee, and the Western Michigan game was a shootout. The defense should be able to generate a slew of third down stops, and the other side should be able to control things at least a little bit.

The offensive line has been doing a great job of keeping defenses out of the backfield – the Cardinals are tied for second in the nation in tackles for loss allowed – the pass protection will be solid, and …

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Why Georgia Southern Will Win

Georgia Southern is tied with Ball State in tackles for loss allowed.

The passing game suffered a hiccup in the loss to UAB, but the running game was fine, the offense has a balance, and the defense that kept the Blazer passing attack under wraps should be okay.

Even though the O didn’t do what it wanted, the chains kept moving. The Eagles are among the best in the country on third downs – they’re converting 62% of their chances – and they’re going to keep on bombing away, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

Ball State is good at slowing down teams on third downs. It’s going to make this a battle.

The difference will be the home side of things. Georgia Southern will be a bit better in Allen E. Paulson. It’ll keep the penalties to a minimum – Ball State has a bigger issue with flags – and the offense will be just a wee bit more consistent.

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Ball State vs Georgia Southern Prediction, Line

Georgia Southern 34, Ball State 30
Line: Georgia Southern -9.5, o/u: 67.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Ball State vs Georgia Southern Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Georgia Southern vs UAB Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Southern vs UAB game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

Georgia Southern vs UAB prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Georgia Southern vs UAB How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, AL
How To Watch: Stadium
Record: Georgia Southern (2-0), UAB (1-1)
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Georgia Southern vs UAB Game Preview

Why Georgia Southern Will Win

How’s the Clay Helton era going so far?

All Georgia Southern did over the first two weeks was go 2-0, hang 144 points on the board, come up with the most yards ever by an opponent in Lincoln, Nebraska – 642 – and became the proverbial last straw for the Scott Frost era with the Huskers.

The program known for its dangerous running game is winging it all around the yard with former Buffalo QB Kyle Vantrease going off. and now the offense rolls into Birmingham to make UAB try to keep up.

UAB turned it over four times in the loss at Liberty, the defense hasn’t been a rock so far, and …

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Why UAB Will Win

The Blazer pass defense has been fine.

Alabama A&M wasn’t able to do anything, Liberty never got into a groove, and now the team should be settled in at home. The D has been great so far on third downs, the rushing offense should be good enough to keep the Eagle offense on the sidelines, and the pass rush should be a problem for Vantrease.

The Blazers might not be flashy so far offensively, but they’ve been solid. As long as they don’t fumble like they did against Liberty, they should be able to keep up.

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What’s Going To Happen

Is Georgia Southern really that amazing?

It’s second in the nation in total offense behind Minnesota, the offensive line has yet to allow a sack, and moving the chains hasn’t been a problem. The team was able to handle Nebraska on the road, so can UAB be that much more difficult?

Yeah.

The Blazer defense will rise up with a brilliant performance, the offense won’t turn it over like it did against the Flames last week, and the Bryant Vincent era will get its first big win by controlling the clock and generating more pressure than Georgia Southern has seen so far.

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Georgia Southern vs UAB Prediction, Line

UAB 34, Georgia Southern 30
Line: UAB -11.5, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Georgia Southern vs UAB Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Behind Enemy Lines: Cornhuskers Wire previews No. 6 Oklahoma at Nebraska

To prepare for Oklahoma vs. Nebraska, we go Behind Enemy Lions with Cornhuskers Wire.

From 1921 to 1997, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers met annually in a game that was once one of the better rivalries in college football.

When the Big 8 and members of the Southwest Conference merged to form the Big 12, the two teams would still play regularly until the Cornhuskers left for the Big Ten in 2012. After over a decade, OU and Nebraska renewed the rivalry in a defensive 23-16 win for the Sooners last season.

Now the Oklahoma Sooners will make their first road trip to Lincoln since their 10-3 loss in the 2009 season.

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The second week of the season provided upsets galore as several Sun Belt conference teams knocked off traditional powers on a day where seemingly no team was safe.

Texas A&M lost to Appalachian State while Marshall knocked off Notre Dame. Both teams entered the week inside the top 10 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. They were huge upsets, all things considered.

Georgia Southern also pulled off an upset, at least in historical terms. Nebraska hasn’t been good for some time, and this loss was the culmination of several years of poor program development under Scott Frost.

The Texas Longhorns nearly pulled off what would have been the shock of the weekend in their 20-19 loss to Alabama. They had a lead in the final minutes before Bryce Young did Heisman winner things for Crimson Tide kicker Will Reichard to nail the game-winning field goal with less than 20 seconds to play in the game.

USC picked up a big win in Lincoln Riley’s Pac-12 debut, beating the Stanford Cardinal 41-28 behind a fantastic day from Caleb Williams.

With everything that transpired over the weekend, let’s take a look at how the latest ESPN Football Power Index looks and where the Oklahoma Sooners rank.

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Georgia Southern delivers devastating blow to Scott Frost, Nebraska

Georgia Southern shocked Nebraska in Lincoln

Just call him Scott Lost.

The flame under Nebraska football coach Scott Frost’s hot seat is raging after the Cornhuskers fell to Georgia Southern, 45-42, on Saturday.

There has been speculation Frost could be coaching for his job on Sept. 17 when Oklahoma comes to town. Now, one has to wonder if someone else could lead the Cornhuskers against the Sooners.

Georgia Southern was 3-9 last season and is coached by Clay Helton. In a bit of irony, Helton is approaching the one-year anniversary of when he was fired by USC after a terrible home loss to Stanford.

The winning drive took 11 plays and covered 75 yards in 2:29.

Kyle Vantrease scored on an 8-yard run. Vantrease threw for 409 yards.

Nebraska’s Timmy Bleekrode missed a 52-yard field goal on the final play of the game and Frost was 5-22 in one-score games. Overall, he is 16-31 with the Cornhuskers.

The game-winning march happened after Nebraska benefited from a couple of lengthy reviews to take the lead.

The march took around 5:58 minutes and covered 98 yards. The Cornhuskers needed reviews twice before they scored on a short run by Casey Thompson.

Backup QB Logan Smothers rushed for 10 yards. Georgia Southern appeared to recover a fumble by the Cornhusker but the eyes in the sky said Smothers was down before he lost the ball.

Later in the drive, Marcus Washington was ruled to have lost control of a reception near the goal line. After another review, the call was overturned and Nebraska had the ball at the 1.

Thompson scored on the second play after the second review.

Mobile ticketing problems plague Notre Dame, other programs

This system is flawed.

I’ve never liked mobile ticketing. Sure, it’s more technologically efficient and environmentally friendly, but I’ve never liked it. Taking paper tickets away robbed fans of physical memories of being at games, and that just doesn’t sit well with me. Teams already were moving away from it before COVID-19 hit, but that ensured that it was going away and never coming back.

I’ve always worried that something would happen that would cause the whole idea of mobile ticketing to backfire. For instance, someone’s battery might drain right before they reach the gate. If nothing else, someone having to restart their phone for whatever at the front of the gate would cause a long line of people waiting to get in.

Well, it happened ahead of Notre Dame’s home opener against Marshall:

While the Irish did come up with a solution before the system eventually was restored before kickoff, I only can imagine the lines this caused:

If this doesn’t convince teams that mobile ticketing without a backup system ready to go immediately doesn’t work, nothing will. I hate that so many fans are being inconvenienced in a way that is entirely avoidable. And it’s not only the fans at Notre Dame Stadium. Look where else it happened:

Nebraska vs Georgia Southern Prediction, Game Preview

Nebraska vs Georgia Southern game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

Nebraska vs Georgia Southern prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Nebraska vs Georgia Southern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Nebraska (1-0), Georgia Southern (1-0)
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Nebraska vs Georgia Southern Game Preview

Why Georgia Southern Will Win

This is not your older brother’s Georgia Southern team.

New head coach Clay Helton wanted to change things up a bit, and while the running game will still play a big role, the passing attack is about to get going.

In came Buffalo transfer Kyle Vantrease, and at least for one week, everything clicked as he threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns in the blowout win over Morgan State.

Nebraska’s defense is far, far better, but it’s still shaky, it got pounded on by Northwestern’s ground game, and overall it took a little too long to put North Dakota away in a 38-17 win.

Georgia Southern will move the ball better than the Fighting Hawks did, and they ran for over five yards per carry.

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Why Nebraska Will Win

Again, Nebraska might be struggling, but it’s not Morgan State.

If might be a tough go so far in the 1-1 start, but the Huskers found an explosive runner in Anthony Grant, QB Casey Thompson has been strong in spurts, and it has to keep being said, even though no one wants to hear it – it’s EARLY.

The Huskers have the parts to be far better, but they’re still looking like a team getting the timing down. Georgia Southern isn’t going to be great against the run – Grant and the ground attack should have a nice day – and everything should be fine as long as …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Nebraska turnovers have to stop.

They were an issue against Northwestern, and the two against North Dakota didn’t help. The Huskers don’t have to be perfect, but they’re getting killed whenever there’s the slightest momentum shift.

Fortunately, controlling the game on the ground – and getting to Vantrease with the pass rush – should help take care of that.

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Nebraska vs Georgia Southern Prediction, Line

Nebraska 35, Georgia Southern 17
Line: Nebraska -22, o/u: 60
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Nebraska vs Georgia Southern Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Clay Helton faces Nebraska’s Scott Frost in the 2022 ‘hot seat classic’

It’s the coach #USC just fired, pitted against the coach the #Huskers might soon fire. You know Trojan fans are going to be interested in this game.

The Georgia Southern Eagles debuted their new offense with a 59-7 win over Morehead State last weekend. Former USC Trojan head coach Clay Helton is trying to find his footing in Statesboro, Ga. Against Morehead, Georgia Southern quarterback Kyle Vantrease tied a school record with four touchdown passes.

The Buffalo senior transfer completed 29 of 46 passes for 367 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.

Clay Helton and the Eagles aren’t running the triple option offense, unlike their predecessors. They have gone to a pro style up-tempo offense, so expect a different approach this season.

Helton couldn’t win big in the Pac-12, except when he had Sam Darnold at USC. He will try to do better in the Sun Belt Conference at his new home.

Now all eyes turn to Nebraska this weekend. Clay Helton against Scott Frost is a game USC fans are going to have fun with. It’s the coach USC fired against the coach Nebraska could soon fire.

This is Nebraska’s first matchup with Georgia Southern.

The Huskers are 1-1 coming into this game. Some might consider them lucky to even be 1-1 instead of 0-2. After blowing a double-digit lead and losing to Northwestern on Aug. 27, Nebraska got all it could handle from North Dakota last weekend but eventually won 38-17.

I think Georgia Southern can stay close in this game, especially with all the Nebraska turnovers we have seen this year, but I expect Scott Frost to beat Clay Helton 38-24 on Saturday in Lincoln.

The game starts at 4:30 p.m. for Los Angeles viewers on Fox Sports 1.

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Georgia Southern vs Morgan State Prediction, Game Preview

Georgia Southern vs Morgan State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

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


Georgia Southern vs Morgan State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: Allen E Paulsen Stadium, Statesboro, GA
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Georgia Southern (0-0), Morgan State (0-0)
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Georgia Southern vs Morgan State Game Preview

Why Morgan State Will Win

The Bears return a veteran team with experience on the lines to hold up a bit.

Georgia Southern is in a redo in the new Clay Helton era. It needs the new parts to fit right away, the offensive line has to prove it can start doing something consistently right, and the defense that finished 110th in the nation has to try to get better without a whole lot of experience.

However …

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Why Georgia Southern Will Win

Morgan State has to prove it can score.

It’s losing a slew of skill parts, but that’s not a huge deal consisting the offense struggled to get anywhere near 300 yards per game and only scored more than 20 points once.

Georgia Southern might be in reboot mode, but enough players are there to be okay through the chances, and there’s almost no real threat of getting into a firefight.

A few early scores should do it.

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What’s Going To Happen

This is the exact type of team you want to schedule as a warm-up before going to Nebraska.

Georgia Southern will be far better this season, but it needs this game to try out all the new ideas and get a good rotation going. Morgan State won’t bring much resistance.

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Georgia Southern vs Morgan State Prediction, Line

Georgia Southern 48, Morgan State 6
Line: Georgia Southern -39, o/u: 47
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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