Louisiana-Monroe @ Georgia State
Current Records: Louisiana-Monroe 3-6; Georgia State 4-5
What to Know
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are staring down a pretty large 13.5-point disadvantage in the spread for Saturday's game. The Warhawks and the Georgia State Panthers will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 1 p.m. ET Saturday at Center Parc Stadium. Louisiana-Monroe is hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 36.78 points per contest.
The Texas State Bobcats typically have all the answers at home, but last week Louisiana-Monroe proved too difficult a challenge. It was a tight matchup that could have gone either way, but Louisiana-Monroe made off with a 31-30 win over Texas State. Louisiana-Monroe was down 21 to nothing at the end of the first quarter, but the squad rallied to mount a comeback. Among those leading the charge for them was WR Tyrone Howell, who caught 12 passes for two TDs and 176 yards. Howell's performance made up for a slower contest against the Army West Point Black Knights three weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Georgia State turned the game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 521 yards to 202. The Panthers blew past Southern Miss 42-14 last week. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 28 to nothing. Georgia State relied on the efforts of QB Darren Grainger, who passed for two TDs and 133 yards on 23 attempts in addition to picking up 142 yards on the ground, and RB Marcus Carroll, who rushed for three TDs and 163 yards on 24 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Carroll has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. Carroll's sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
Georgia State's defense was a presence as well, as it embarrassed Southern Miss' offensive line to sack the quarterback seven times for a total loss of 46 yards. The heavy lifting was done by DE Jeffery Clark and DE Javon Denis, who each racked up two sacks.
Their wins bumped the Warhawks to 3-6 and the Panthers to 4-5. Giving up four turnovers, Louisiana-Monroe had had trouble holding onto the ball. We'll see if Georgia State can exploit that vulnerability.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Center Parc Stadium -- Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $2.00
The Panthers are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Warhawks, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 13.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Georgia State have won four out of their last six games against Louisiana-Monroe.
- Oct 09, 2021 - Georgia State 55 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 21
- Nov 07, 2020 - Georgia State 52 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 34
- Nov 09, 2019 - Louisiana-Monroe 45 vs. Georgia State 31
- Sep 29, 2018 - Georgia State 46 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 14
- Oct 14, 2017 - Georgia State 47 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 37
- Nov 12, 2016 - Louisiana-Monroe 37 vs. Georgia State 23