The No. 15 LSU Tigers (7-3) are big 31.5-point favorites on Saturday, November 18, 2023 against the Georgia State Panthers (6-4). A total of 75 points has been set for this game.
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Tigers vs. Panthers Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN2
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Venue: Tiger Stadium (LA)
- The Tigers rank 108th in total defense this year (417.5 yards allowed per game), but they’ve been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 560.6 total yards per game.
- On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers have been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best in the FBS by putting up 45.9 points per game. They rank 98th on defense (28.9 points allowed per game).
- LSU has the 98th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (242.2 allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with 336.5 passing yards per game.
- The Tigers rank 107th in run defense this year (175.3 rushing yards allowed per game), but they’ve been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 224.1 rushing yards per game.
- While LSU ranks 17th-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 45.0% third-down conversion rate allowed, it’s been a different story on offense, where the Tigers rank second-best in the FBS (54.7% third-down conversion rate).
- The Tigers rank 37th in college football with a +3 turnover margin after forcing 9 turnovers (96th in the FBS) while committing six (ninth in the FBS).
- Georgia State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in total defense this season, surrendering 429.2 total yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst. Offensively, it ranks 71st with 381.0 total yards per contest.
- Georgia State ranks 69th in the FBS with 27.1 points per game on offense, and it ranks 97th with 28.8 points ceded per contest on defense.
- The Panthers have been struggling against the pass, ranking sixth-worst with 282.4 passing yards surrendered per game. They have been more productive offensively, posting 199.5 passing yards per contest (95th-ranked).
- In terms of rushing, Georgia State ranks 34th in the FBS on offense (181.5 rushing yards per game) and 62nd on defense (146.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
- On defense, the Panthers are a bottom-25 unit on third down, giving up a 47.3% third-down conversion rate (eighth-worst). Fortunately, they are thriving on offense, generating a 47.3% third-down rate (18th-best).
- Georgia State has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +5 ranks 21st-best in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (47th in the nation) and seven turnovers committed (14th in the nation).
- Jayden Daniels has 3,165 passing yards (eighth in the FBS), 30 touchdowns (first in the FBS) and four interceptions this year. He has completed 71.4% of his passes, averaging 316.5 yards per game and 11.6 per attempt.
- He has also rushed for 918 yards (first on the Tigers) and added eight touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 91.8 rushing yards per game.
- Malik Nabers has caught 72 passes (ninth in the FBS) on zero targets for 1,284 total yards (first in the FBS) and 10 touchdowns. He is averaging 7.2 catches and 128.4 yards per game in 10 games.
- In the passing game, Brian Thomas Jr., has totaled 918 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns (first in the FBS) after hauling in 51 balls on zero targets. Per game, he’s averaging 91.8 yards and 5.1 receptions over 10 games.
- Darren Grainger has passed for 1,986 yards this year, with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He is completing 64.9% of his attempts while averaging 198.6 yards per game and 7.3 per attempt.
- On the ground, Grainger has added seven rushing touchdowns and 569 rushing yards (second on the Panthers).
- Marcus Carroll has 1,206 rushing yards (leading the Panthers and second in the FBS) and 12 rushing touchdowns, while averaging 120.6 yards per game and 4.9 per attempt (151st in the FBS).
- Carroll also has 18 catches for 180 yards (fourth on the Panthers). He has been targeted zero times and averages 18.0 yards per game.
- This season, Robert Lewis has caught 52 passes for 727 receiving yards with seven touchdowns in the passing game. He has been targeted zero total times and is averaging 5.2 receptions per game over 10 games played.