The Charlotte 49ers and Georgia State Panthers meet Saturday in week 3 college football action at Center Parc Stadium. The Charlotte 49ers look for another win after beating Duke and Gardner-Webb. The Georgia State Panthers need a win after losing to Army and North Carolina.
The Charlotte 49ers look for their first 3-0 start since the 2014 CFB season. Chris Reynolds is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 427 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Victor Tucker and Grant DuBose have combined for 330 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Taylor Thompson has five receptions. The Charlotte 49ers ground game is averaging 168 yards per contest, and Calvin Camp leads the way with 107 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 31.6 points and 416.2 yards per game. Markees Watts leads the Charlotte 49ers with 14 tackles, Kofi Wardlow has one sack and Shedrick Ursery has two pass deflections.
The Georgia State Panthers look to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2016 CFB season. Cornelious Brown IV is completing 52.2 percent of his passes for 197 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Jamari Thrash and Terrance Dixon have combined for 124 receiving yards on 12 catches while Robert Lewis has one reception. The Georgia State Panthers ground game is averaging 190.3 yards per contest, and Darren Grainger leads the way with 58 yards on six carries. Defensively, Georgia State is allowing 32.9 points and 424.3 yards per game. Jordan Veneziale leads the Georgia State Panthers with 18 tackles, Blake Carroll has 1.5 sacks and Antavious Lane has one pass deflection.
The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games in September. The under is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 non-conference games. The over is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 games overall.
The Charlotte 49ers have been solid offensively through two games and have covered six of their last eight games as an underdog. The Georgia State Panthers haven’t had the easiest schedule in the world, but they’ve looked god awful on both ends of the field and the offense is ranked 120th in total offense. This is an easier game for Georgia State, but Charlotte should be a confident bunch. Close contest that should come down to the wire. Give me the 49ers and the points.