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How and what to watch for No. 20 Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State

Coastal Carolina is one of the best stories in the sport in 2020.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers running back CJ Marable rushes for a 2-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter of a college football game between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Kansas Jayhawks on September 12, 2020 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS.  Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 5-0 No. 20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will have a big test on their hand as they go head-to-head with the 2-2 Georgia State Panthers on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

The Chants could be without their true freshman starting quarterback Grayson McCall for the second straight game due to an upper body injury. Former starter Fred Payton performed well last week, throwing for 252 yards and three scores. Though he did turn the ball over twice as well. Coastal got a big game from its defense last week, shutting out Georgia Southern in the second half to cruise to a 28-14 win.

They allowed just 218 total yards, something they may have to replicate this week if McCall can’t go. The offense stayed on pace, hovering around the averages for yards on the ground and through the air, but the interceptions from Payton hurt. McCall only has one pick all season next to his 11 touchdowns.

Georgia State has a powerful offense, scoring an average of 42 points per game. Quarterback Cornelious Brown IV has close to 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns passing in just four games. The rushing attack has been a big part of the team’s success as well, as the Panthers average 237 yards a game on the ground. But the Panthers have a really tough time in pass defense giving up close to 400 yards per game, though they do have seven interceptions.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch No. 20 Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia State on Saturday, October 31st at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Coastal Carolina (-3.5) vs Georgia State
Point Total: 60
Money line: Coastal Carolina (-162), Georgia State (+130)

  • Coastal Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last five
  • The total has gone over in eight of Coastal’s last 12 games played on a Saturday
  • The total has gone over in all of Georgia State’s last five games
  • Georgia State is 6-1 in its last seven games at home.

The Best Bet

Even with a backup quarterback, the Chanticleers still score a ton of points. Georgia State hasn’t scored less than 30 all season. That won’t stop this week.

Pick: Over 59.5

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