Through 1 Quarter
The Georgia Southern Eagles were expected to take an ‘L’ in this one, but so far it isn’t playing out to script. They are in control with a 14 to nothing lead over the Army West Point Black Knights.
Georgia Southern has been riding high on the performance of QB Shai Werts, who has punched in one rushing touchdown.
The Eagles’ lead is tied with the biggest they have had this year going into the second quarter.
Georgia Southern @ Army West Point
Current Records: Georgia Southern 6-2; Army West Point 6-2
What to Know
The Georgia Southern Eagles have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Army West Point Black Knights at noon ET Saturday at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. Georgia Southern is coming into the game hot, having won three in a row.
Things were close when the Eagles and the Texas State Bobcats clashed last week, but Georgia Southern ultimately edged out the opposition 40-38. It was another big night for Georgia Southern’s QB Shai Werts, who accumulated 51 passing yards in addition to rushing for three TDs and 120 yards.
Special teams collected 16 points for Georgia Southern. K Alex Raynor delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.
Meanwhile, Army has to be hurting after a devastating 38-12 defeat at the hands of the Tulane Green Wave last week. No one had a standout game offensively for the Black Knights, but they got two touchdowns from QB Christian Anderson.
The Eagles are expected to lose this next one by 3. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Georgia Southern’s victory brought them up to 6-2 while Army’s loss pulled them down to an identical 6-2. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: Georgia Southern comes into the matchup boasting the fifth most rushing yards per game in the nation at 275.6. The Black Knights have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they enter the contest with 27 rushing touchdowns, which is the best in the nation.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Blaik Field at Michie Stadium — West Point, New York
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Black Knights are a 3-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Black Knights slightly, as the game opened with the Black Knights as a 4.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last five years.