The No. 23 James Madison Dukes (8-0) and the first-ranked run defense will visit the Georgia State Panthers (6-2) and the 25th-ranked run offense on Saturday, November 4, 2023. The Panthers are 6-point underdogs. The contest’s point total is 52.
The matchup featuring the Dukes and Panthers will be airing on ESPN2.
Dukes vs. Panthers Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
- Time: 3:30 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN2
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Atlanta, Georgia
- Venue: Center Parc Stadium
- The Dukes are averaging 408.5 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 56th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 36th, giving up 337.6 yards per game.
- On offense, the Dukes rank 39th in the FBS with 32.1 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 30th in points allowed (337.6 points allowed per contest).
- James Madison sports the 45th-ranked passing offense this year (260.1 passing yards per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking sixth-worst with 288.8 passing yards allowed per game.
- Defensively, the Dukes have been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking best by giving up just 48.9 per game. They rank 78th on offense (148.4 rushing yards per game).
- James Madison ranks 10th-worst in third-down percentage (30.5%), but has been better on defense, ranking 42nd with a 35.8% third-down percentage allowed.
- The Dukes have the 41st-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing 12 turnovers (25th in the FBS) while turning it over 10 times (73rd in the FBS).
- With 415.3 total yards per game on offense, Georgia State ranks 49th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 100th, allowing 401.8 total yards per contest.
- With 30.4 points per game on offense, Georgia State ranks 55th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 67th, allowing 25.5 points per contest.
- The Panthers have been struggling to stop the pass, ranking seventh-worst with 282.8 passing yards given up per game. They have been more productive offensively, regstering 224.0 passing yards per contest (70th-ranked).
- Georgia State’s run offense has been consistently moving the chains, racking up 191.3 rushing yards per contest (25th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 33rd by giving up 119.0 rushing yards per game.
- The Panthers rank 21st-worst in third-down conversion percentage allowed (44.7%), but at least they’ve been getting things done on the offensive side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in third-down rate (50.4%).
- With 10 forced turnovers (55th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (15th in the FBS) this season, Georgia State ranks 26th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +4.
- Jordan McCloud has 2,036 passing yards in eight games this year, averaging 254.5 per game with a 65.5% completion percentage and 18 touchdowns against six interceptions.
- To go along with his passing statistics, McCloud has 210 rushing yards (third on the Dukes), with four rushing touchdowns.
- Reggie Brown’s 691 receiving yards this season have come from zero targets and 35 receptions. He’s averaging 86.4 receiving yards and 4.4 catches per game, with six receiving touchdowns.
- Kaelon Black’s output on the ground this season includes 486 yards and one TD. He’s averaging 60.8 yards per game and 4.4 per attempt (204th in the FBS).
- Black has gotten zero targets in the passing game and has 19 catches (2.4 per game) for 169 yards (21.1 per game) and three TDs.
- This year through eight games, Marcus Carroll has churned out 1,060 rushing yards (leading the Panthers and third in the FBS) and scored 12 rushing touchdowns. He averages 132.5 yards per game and 5.4 per carry (99th in the FBS).
- Carroll has also been a piece of the receiving game with 146 yards (18.3 per game) on 13 receptions (1.6 per game), while being targeted zero times. He is still seeking his first receiving touchdown.
- Through eight games, Darren Grainger has 1,789 passing yards, while throwing 12 touchdowns against four interceptions and completing 67.4% of his attempts.
- Grainger also has five rushing touchdowns and 448 rushing yards (second on the Panthers).
- Robert Lewis has totaled 658 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 46 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.