Alabama shouldn't have any trouble dispatching the Georgia State Panthers in Week 6.
Georgia State has yet to win a game this year, playing against lesser schools than 'Bama.
The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, appear destined to roll to another BCS title game after knocking off Texas A&M and Ole Miss on the way to a perfect 4-0 record to open the season.
The Panthers haven't been able to stop anyone from scoring this season, allowing 36.5 points per game. Meanwhile, Alabama's defense has allowed just six points in its last two games after surrendering 42 points to Johnny Manziel and the Aggies.
Here's what you need to know about this upcoming contest.
When: Saturday, Oct. 5, at 12:21 p.m. ET
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Watch: ESPN 3
Betting Lines (via Covers)
- Over/Under: 59.5 pts.
- Spread: Alabama (-55.5)
Georgia State Injury Report (via USA Today)
Out: Bill Teknipp, TE (knee)
Questionable: Joe Lockley, DT (disciplinary); Jah-Mai Davidson, DT (concussion); Mark Ruskell, C (knee)
Probable: Grant King, T (academics)
Alabama Injury Report (via USA Today)
Out: Nick Perry, DB (shoulder); Ryan Kelly, OL (knee)
Questionable: Alvin Kamara, RB (knee); Wilson Love, DL (concussion); Dalvin Tomlinson, DL (knee)
Can Georgia State Beat the Spread?
Alabama will win the game on Saturday. If it doesn't, you'd be smart to find shelter before the apocalypse strikes.
With that being said, 55.5 points is a massive spread. With a few lucky breaks, Georgia State could actually cover.
Will Alabama cover the spread?
Of course, it's just as likely that the Crimson Tide will steamroll the Panthers by 70.
Alabama's defense has come alive over the past two weeks and will almost certainly create numerous turnovers. Furthermore, the Tide will likely score at least once on defense or special teams, as Georgia State simply doesn't possess the athletes to compete with Nick Saban's loaded roster.
The X-factor in this equation is going to be whether Saban keeps his starters in after halftime. If he decides to keep them in the game as a sort of glorified practice session, then Alabama will easily cover the spread.
Saban could sit every one of his starters in this game, and the Crimson Tide would still win.
At least Georgia State will take a nice fat check home with them to cover their shame, as Alabama will completely annihilate its cupcake opponent.
T.J. Yeldon, Kenyan Drake and the rest of 'Bama's running backs will put in plenty of work on Saturday, and the Tide will roll at home.
Alabama wins 77-3
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