Georgia Southern @ South Alabama
Current Records: Georgia Southern 2-4; South Alabama 3-2
What to Know
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 6-0 against the South Alabama Jaguars since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Thursday. The Eagles will hit the road for the second straight week as they head to Hancock Whitney Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET. Both teams are looking to take out their frustrations on one another after having lost close ones recently.
It was close but no cigar for Georgia Southern as they fell 27-24 to the Troy Trojans on Saturday. Georgia Southern’s defeat came about despite a quality game from WR Khaleb Hood, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
The Georgia Southern defensive unit accumulated four sacks for a loss of 24 yards. It was a group effort with four guys contributing.
Speaking of close games: South Alabama fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 33-31. No one had a standout game offensively for the Jaguars, but they got scores from RB AJ Phillips and TE Lincoln Sefcik.
The Eagles are expected to lose this next one by 3. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The losses put Georgia Southern at 2-4 and South Alabama at 3-2. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Georgia Southern is 249th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 20 on the season. The Jaguars have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 155th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up seven on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Hancock Whitney Stadium — Mobile, Alabama
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jaguars are a 3-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.
Georgia Southern have won all of the games they’ve played against South Alabama in the last seven years.
- Oct 29, 2020 – Georgia Southern 24 vs. South Alabama 17
- Oct 03, 2019 – Georgia Southern 20 vs. South Alabama 17
- Oct 06, 2018 – Georgia Southern 48 vs. South Alabama 13
- Nov 18, 2017 – Georgia Southern 52 vs. South Alabama 0
- Sep 10, 2016 – Georgia Southern 24 vs. South Alabama 9
- Nov 28, 2015 – Georgia Southern 55 vs. South Alabama 17