Ball State vs Georgia Southern prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24
How To Watch
- Date: Saturday, September 24
- Game Time: 6:00 ET
- Venue: Allen E Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA
- How To Watch: ESPN+
- Record: Ball State (1-2), Georgia Southern (2-1)
- Online streaming: You can also tune in online with FuboTV (Try for free.)
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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 …
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 …
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.
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