Arkansas St over GA SOUTH­ERN by 10

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Week Six on the col­lege cir­cuit be­gins in the ‘Fun Belt’ but it’s been any­thing but that for a once-proud Ge­or­gia South­ern squad that’s done a 180 un­der the guid­ance of 2nd-year head coach Tyson Sum­mers, the club­house leader in the ‘first coach to be fired’ de­part­ment. After rush­ing out to a 3-0 start, Sum­mers – who in­her­ited a pro­gram that went 18-7 SU and 15-8 ATS in their first two years in the FBS – is 2-10 SU and 3-7-1 ATS in his last 12 games, in­clud­ing 0-3 SU this sea­son high­lighted by an em­bar­rass­ing home loss to New Hamp­shire. Thanks to a run­ning game that is on the downslide (down 182 YPG and 3.1 YPC from 2015 when they rushed for a na­tion’s best 363 YPG and 6.5 YPC), the Ea­gles rank 127th in the na­tion in red-zone of­fense while los­ing the stat battle by a whop­ping 276 YPG. And though we’d love to take full ad­van­tage of the Ea­gles’ new­found ‘South­ern’ hos­pi­tal­ity, we can’t with Arkansas State QB Jus­tice Hansen and WR Di­jon Paschal (both listed as prob­a­ble) still not 100%. How­ever, we can ride the two-time de­fend­ing Sun Belt champ’s 10-1 SUATS mark as fa­vorites of 20 or less points against foes off a dou­ble-digit loss on this hump day and sug­gest you lay it if you play it as the Red Wolves fig­ure to im­prove to 16-1 SU and 13-4 ATS in con­fer­ence play since 2015. Thurs­day, October 5

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