Texas State vs South Alabama Prediction Game Preview

Texas State vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 11 game on Saturday, November 12

Texas State vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 11, Saturday, November 12


Texas State vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 12
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Texas State (3-6), South Alabama (7-2)
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Texas State vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why Texas State Will Win

The Bobcats showed they can get the offense moving through the air from time to time, and they’ll have to keep firing away with no prayer of getting the ground game working.

They’ve been close in a slew of losses – the last three games were all losses decided by a total of ten points – but their own run defense has been good and they’re taking the ball away in bunches.

They have to make it five games in the last six with multiple takeaways, they have to keep the chains moving to force the Jaguars to press a bit, and …

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Why South Alabama Will Win

The formula in this is simple.

Score early, rely on the defense, and assume Texas Tech won’t have any shot of doing anything on the ground.

South Alabama is 6-0 when allowing fewer than 100 rushing yards, Texas State hasn’t been able to get to 90 rushing yards in five games, and they don’t have a big enough passing game to make up for it.

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What’s Going To Happen

Texas State can’t stretch the field enough to loosen up a South Alabama defense that will do a decent job of getting off the field to let the offense control the clock.

It won’t be the smoothest of wins, but it’ll be effective. It’ll take a little while for the USA running game to take over, but it will.

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Texas State vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

South Alabama 31, Texas State 14
Line: South Alabama -16.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Texas State vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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South Alabama vs Arkansas State Prediction, Game Preview

South Alabama vs Arkansas State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 9 game on Saturday, October 29

South Alabama vs Arkansas State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 9, Saturday, October 29


South Alabama vs Arkansas State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 29
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: South Alabama (5-2), Arkansas State (2-6)
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South Alabama vs Arkansas State Game Preview

Why South Alabama Will Win

The defense continues to be fantastic.

Troy’s was a wee bit better last week in the 10-6 Jaguar loss, but this bunch should be a rock against an Arkansas State team that can’t run and has a hard time putting points on the board.

The South Alabama passing game is accurate and effective, and the Red Wolves can’t top any of it. It’s the other side, though, that should take over as the game goes on against an ASU offensive line that can’t keep anyone out of the backfield.

But …

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Why Arkansas State Will Win

The Red Wolves can sling it around a little bit – but it’s going to need to get creative considering the injuries in the backfield.

No, the ground game isn’t all that great because the offensive line doesn’t generate a push, but the defense hasn’t been totally miserable at times against the run. As long as it can get off the field once in a while, there will be plenty of chances to fire away and keep pressing.

The offense will have to open it up a bit no matter what. That might be a problem because …

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What’s Going To Happen

ASU QB James Blackman didn’t go against Louisiana and the offense stalled.  He’s hardly the only injury problem for the Red Wolves as they battle hard, but just don’t have the parts to make up for the problems on defense.

South Alabama will keep this conservative. It doesn’t turn the ball over on a regular basis, and it won’t do that this week as it grinds a bit, gets the passing attack going with a slew of productive midrange throws, and it should all work.

The D will be the backstop if the Jaguar O isn’t connecting.

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South Alabama vs Arkansas State Prediction, Line

South Alabama 30, Arkansas State 17
Line: South Alabama -9.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
South Alabama vs Arkansas State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Troy vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview

Troy vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 8 game on Saturday, October 22

Troy vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 8, Saturday, October 22


Troy vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 22
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: ESPNU
Record: Troy (5-2), South Alabama (5-1)
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Troy vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why Troy Will Win

The Trojans have been terrific over the last month, and there but for a wild finish against Appalachian State they’d by on a six-game winning streak and the star of the Sun Belt.

It’s not like they’re playing a bunch of weak teams with wins over Marshall, WKU, and Southern Miss along the way. What’s working?

The offense is struggling and there are big problems on third downs, but the run defense is dominant. It’s a statistical thing, but it’s also indicative of how the team controls games – it’s 0-2 when allowing 100 rushing yards, and 5-0 when it gives up fewer.

That’s a problem because …

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Why South Alabama Will Win

South Alabama runs for 165 yards per game. It’s not a dominant ground game, but it hasn’t been close in any game to being under 100 yards.

Troy might be on a great run, but South Alabama is a botched moment against UCLA away from being 6-0.

It’s own run defense has been great – it only allowed more than 100 yards twice – unlike Troy the team is fantastic on both sides of the ball on third downs, and then there are the takeaways.

South Alabama has only turned it over multiple times twice – once was in the loss to UCLA – and is +8 overall. Troy is -1.

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What’s Going To Happen

Both teams are playing well. Troy finds a way, South Alabama is just that good.

Neither team will run well, but both can throw well enough to keep things moving. Turnovers won’t be a big deal, but South Alabama will be on the right side of that. Penalties won’t be a big deal, but Troy will be on the right side of that.

The difference will be on third downs. South Alabama will be far better and will do a better job of controlling a fantastic must-watch game that will go a long way to deciding the Sun Belt race.

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Troy vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

South Alabama 24, Troy 17
Line: South Alabama -3, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Troy vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 4
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ULM vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview Lines TV

ULM vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 7 game on Saturday, October 15

ULM vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 7, Saturday, October 15


ULM vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 15
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: NFL Network
Record: ULM (2-4), South Alabama (4-1)
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ULM vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why ULM Will Win

Can the passing game stay sharp?

The Warhawks might have lost to Coastal Carolina 28-21 last week, but Chandler Rogers went off hitting 27-of-30 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns.

This isn’t a high-powered Warhawk passing team, but South Alabama can be thrown on with quick midrange throws. There isn’t enough of a pass rush from the USA defensive front to matter, and on the other side there’s no downfield passing on a consistent basis to take advantage of the shaky ULM secondary.

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Why South Alabama Will Win

The Jaguars just keep getting it done.

There’s nothing flashy about what they do. They’ll come up with 200 passing yards 150ish running yards, and they’ll find ways to come through when needed.

They’re just one weird play against UCLA away from being 5-0 and a national big thing. As long as the takeaways keep coming, that will continue.

ULM doesn’t turn the ball over all that much, but it gave it away five times in the last three games. USA is red hot at forcing mistakes with ten takeaways in the last three games.

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What’s Going To Happen

The fun will continue.

South Alabama will be consistent against the ULM defense with the balanced attack keeping control of the game throughout.

ULM will stay in it and have its chances, but two turnovers early and no takeaways will make it too hard high a hill to climb on the road.

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ULM vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

South Alabama 34, ULM 20
Line: South Alabama -17, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
ULM vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Louisiana vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview

Louisiana vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Louisiana vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Louisiana vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Louisiana (2-2), South Alabama (3-1)
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Louisiana vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why South Alabama Will Win

Is Louisiana sort of mediocre now?

It lost two straight on the road to Rice and ULM with the running game getting stuffed in both and the defense getting rumbled over too easily.

Is South Alabama sort of great now?

It should’ve beaten UCLA – everything went wrong late in a 32-31 loss – and it came back to roll a not-bad Louisiana Tech last week. What’s going right?

The Jaguars are doing a nice job of controlling the clock, there aren’t enough turnovers to matter, and the run defense has been a brick wall.

Again, over the last two weeks the Ragin’ Cajun ground game hasn’t done enough, but …

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Why Louisiana Will Win

Louisiana is fine. It’s not the killer it’s been over the last few seasons, but it’s back home, the offensive line should be okay, and the takeaways need to come.

South Alabama might not give the ball away in bunches, but it turned it over twice against UCLA. Louisiana has only turned it over three times – the two last week against ULM were a killer – and the D has come up with 12 takeaways so far.

If they can force a few mistakes, and if the Jaguars can continue to have huge issues with penalties, that might all be just enough for Louisiana to slip on by. But …

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What’s Going To Happen

South Alabama is playing too well – outside of the flags.

The front should be able to hold up against the run, the offense will be balanced, and in a year when the Sun Belt is coming up with big surprises week after week, the college football world will start to pick up this might be one of the league’s stars to watch out for.

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Louisiana vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

South Alabama 30, Louisiana 24
Line: South Alabama -8.5, o/u: 47.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Louisiana vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview

Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Louisiana Tech (1-2), South Alabama (2-1)
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Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why Louisiana Tech Will Win

The Bulldogs battled well against Clemson in a 48-20 loss, the passing attack was fine against Missouri, and the ground game rolled in the win over Stephen F. Austin. This is the first game against someone who’s truly their own size.

Even with the 1-2 start, the offense has been scoring, the passing attack under Sonny Cumbie is doing Sonny Cumbie passing attack things, and now it gets to go against a South Alabama defense that doesn’t generate enough of a pass rush and doesn’t get behind the line.

Give the Bulldog quarterbacks time and they’ll roll. But …

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Why South Alabama Will Win

Louisiana Tech turns it over way too much, giving the ball aways eight times with seven picks.

No, the Jaguars don’t generate a pass rush, but quarterbacks are only hitting 55% of their passes so far and they’re not consistent enough.

For all of the good things the Louisiana Tech passing game has done, it’s only connecting on 55% of its throws with seven touchdowns to go along with the seven picks.

The Jaguars have a nice mix of offensive things happening. The ground game is enough for the Bulldogs to worry about, QB Carter Bradley and the passing game have been great over the first few games, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

South Alabama doesn’t have the turnover issues Louisiana Tech does. The Jaguar defense hasn’t done much to take it away, and it needs to be more disruptive, but it’ll control the game.

It’ll be the USA running game that takes over and helps the O keep the ball for well over 35 minutes.

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Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

South Alabama 37, Louisiana Tech 23
Line: South Alabama -13, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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UCLA vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview

UCLA vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

UCLA vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


UCLA vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: UCLA (2-0), South Alabama (2-0)
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UCLA vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why South Alabama Will Win

While several other Sun Belt teams are getting tons of love and national attention, South Alabama has quietly put up a strong 2-0 start with a solid passing attack, good consistency, and a defense that’s been fantastic so far against the run.

Beating up Nicholls State was nice, but taking out Central Michigan by 14 on the road was a statement.

It’s got enough to be dangerous on the road. Holds up on the line, doesn’t turn the ball over, amazing at controlling the time of possession – USA has the makeup to catch UCLA if it’s napping. But …

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Why UCLA Will Win

The penalties are a problem for the Jaguars.

19 so far have been just enough to be annoying.

UCLA has hardly been air-tight, but that’s what tune-ups against Bowling Green and Alabama State are for. The running game is rolling for six yards per carry and brings far more power than anything South Alabama has dealt with so far.

The Bruins will be better on third downs, the pass rush will bother QB Carter Bradley, and the overall offensive balance should matter. Even so …

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What’s Going To Happen

Be careful here.

UCLA will win, but South Alabama is playing well, it’s used to working on the road, and it’s got the right mix of talents and veterans to catch the the home team napping for a little while.

The Bruins will take over as the game goes on with the running game stepping up, but the efficient Jaguar passing game will make this interesting.

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UCLA vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

UCLA 38, South Alabama 20
Line: UCLA -15.5, o/u: 60.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
UCLA vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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South Alabama vs Central Michigan Prediction, Game Preview

South Alabama vs Central Michigan game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

South Alabama vs Central Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


South Alabama vs Central Michigan How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI
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Record: South Alabama (1-0), Central Michigan (0-1)
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South Alabama vs Central Michigan Game Preview

Why South Alabama Will Win

Nicholls is pretty good.

The Colonels have a high-powered FCS offense, they’re good at getting into the backfield, and … they got dropkicked by South Alabama in a 48-7 loss.

Everything clicked for the Jaguars with over 500 yards of offense, a dominant performance by the defense, and full control of the game as everything looked great under rising head man Kane Wommack.

Central Michigan couldn’t stop a thing for three quarters when Oklahoma State was trying in the 58-44 Cowboy win. The balance of the USA attack will keep coming, but …

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Why Central Michigan Will Win

Central Michigan made it fun.

Oklahoma State was up 37-7 late in the third and 51-15 in the fourth, but the Chippewas kept trying.

It was still a 12-point loss, but Daniel Richardson threw for 424 yards and four scores, Lew Nichols ran for two touchdowns, and the offense showed off the firepower to potentially keep up with anyone.

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What’s Going To Happen

The South Alabama defense should be the real deal.

It was already good, and then the transfer portal took things up a few notches. Can the team continue to get the same offensive production it showed against Nicholls, and can the Central Michigan D hold up when pressed?

It’s a fun matchup between two teams that will battle every week in their respective conferences.

South Alabama will keep up, but Richardson, Nichols, and the Chippewa offense will be a bit more explosive in the second half. It’s not going to be like the fourth quarter in Stillwater, but it’ll be enough.

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South Alabama vs Central Michigan Prediction, Line

Central Michigan 35, South Alabama 30
Line: Central Michigan -4.5, o/u: 59
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
South Alabama vs Central Michigan Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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South Alabama vs Nicholls Prediction, Game Preview

South Alabama vs Nicholls game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

South Alabama vs Nicholls prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


South Alabama vs Nicholls How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: South Alabama (0-0), Nicholls (0-0)
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South Alabama vs Nicholls Game Preview

Why Nicholls Will Win

The Colonels know how to run the ball.

Their funky attack is amazing at controlling the clock, winning on third downs, and not letting anyone behind the line. There’s a passing game, too, for the offense that averaged close to 500 yards per game, and South Alabama has to figure out what it wants to slow down.

South Alabama is experienced, but there are plenty of new parts from the transfer portal that has to deal with this spread attack, but …

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Why South Alabama Will Win

Nicholls will turn the ball over.

South Alabama is loaded with veterans on both sides of the ball and was helped in a big way from the transfer portal. Offensive coordinator Major Applewhite will crank up a decent passing game and a good balance, but the focus will be on the defense.

The pressure will come from the outside, and the secondary will come up with at least two picks.

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What’s Going To Happen

Nicholls gave Louisiana a huge push last season and made a nice run over the second half of the campaign – it’ll carry over.

South Alabama will be saved by a few takeaways, but it’ll struggle to keep up the pace at times with the Colonel offense moving up and down the field in a variety of ways.

There will be a lot of bending, but the Jaguars won’t quite break in a good battle.

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South Alabama vs Nicholls Prediction, Line

South Alabama 30, Nicholls 23
Line: South Alabama -10, o/u: 57
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

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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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2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
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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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