Oddsmakers project a close game between Sun Belt opponents when the Georgia State Panthers (6-3) host the Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-4) on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Center Parc Stadium. Appalachian State is a 2.5-point underdogs. The game has an over/under of 63 points.
This game will be airing on ESPN+.
Panthers vs. Mountaineers Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN+
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Atlanta, Georgia
- Venue: Center Parc Stadium
- With 420.1 yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS, the Panthers have had to rely on their 62nd-ranked offense (394.4 yards per contest) to keep them in games.
- The Panthers are totaling 28.6 points per game on offense this season (63rd in the FBS), and they are giving up 27.3 points per game (79th) on defense.
- Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks sixth-worst in the FBS (285.4 passing yards allowed per game), Georgia State has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 90th in the FBS by putting up 208.2 passing yards per game.
- Offensively, the Panthers rank 33rd in the FBS with 186.2 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 52nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (134.7).
- While Georgia State ranks eighth-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 47.1% third-down percentage allowed, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, where the Panthers rank 14th-best in the FBS (48.0% third-down conversion rate).
- With 11 forced turnovers (50th in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (11th in the FBS), the Panthers’ +5 turnover margin is the 21st-best in college football.
- Appalachian State’s offense has been dominant, compiling 450.8 total yards per game (23rd-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 95th by giving up 403.6 total yards per game.
- Appalachian State’s offense has been dominant, accumulating 34.0 points per contest (25th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 93rd by surrendering 28.4 points per game.
- From an offensive standpoint, the Mountaineers are generating 274.7 passing yards per game (32nd-ranked). They rank 47th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (210.1 passing yards given up per game).
- Appalachian State ranks 41st in rushing yards per game (176.1), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 193.4 rushing yards conceded per contest.
- The Mountaineers are generating a 41.6% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (49th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering a 39.8% third-down rate (82nd-ranked) on defense.
- At +2, Appalachian State has the 46th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (32nd in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (59th in the FBS).
- Darren Grainger has 1,871 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions this year. He has completed 66.3% of his passes, averaging 207.9 yards per game and 7.7 per attempt.
- He has also rushed for 551 yards (second on the Panthers) and added seven touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 61.2 rushing yards per game.
- Marcus Carroll has recorded 1,093 rushing yards (third in the FBS) with 12 touchdowns (121.4 yards per game through nine games). His 5.2 yards per attempt rank 118th in college football.
- He has caught 16 passes (on zero targets) for 176 receiving yards with zero touchdowns. He’s averaging 19.6 receiving yards and 1.8 catches per game.
- Robert Lewis has six touchdown catches this season, and has 48 receptions for 677 yards on zero targets, while averaging 5.3 catches and 75.2 yards per game.
- Joey Aguilar is averaging 8.4 passing yards per attempt (39th in the FBS) and 266.9 yards per game this year, completing 63.6% of his passes on the way to 2,402 total yards, 23 touchdowns (sixth in the FBS) and six interceptions through nine games.
- On the ground, Aguilar has added two rushing touchdowns and 243 rushing yards (third on the Mountaineers).
- Nathaniel Noel has scored four rushing touchdowns, while totaling 673 rushing yards (4.8 per attempt and 84.1 per game).
- Kaedin Robinson has recorded 512 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 37 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.