Here is a stat I've thrown around a few times this week.
Georgia State has scored 31 or more points in all but one game.
So are the Panthers a scoring machine this year?
Well when Georgia State scored 31 on NMSU, it meant that they scored fewer points against New Mexico State than any other FBS team. NMSU gave up 36 to Georgia Southern, 38 to New Mexico, 42 to UTEP and 63 to LSU.
What about Louisiana Lafayette? The Panthers scored 31 on them too. Looking again at FBS opponents, the Cajuns gave up 34 to Boise State, 48 to Louisiana Tech, and 56 to Ole Miss. That was the worst FBS scoring performance against UL.
Georgia State was held to 14 points against Washington. That's the fewest points Washington has allowed.
They scored 38 on Air Force and that ends up looking like a good performance for the Georgia State offense. It's the most points AFA has given up. Navy's 21 was the next most points scored against Air Force. Wyoming scored 17 and Boise State scored 14.
So against three of their four FBS opponents, Georgia State was the opponent's best performance in points allowed against an FBS teams so far this years. While they are the top scorer vs Air Force so far.
The Panthers are giving up a lot of points (when you lose three games after scoring 31 or more, you are giving up a lot of points).
Let's apply the same analysis and see how that stacks up.
NMSU scored 34 on Georgia State, that's NMSU's second best scoring effort just behind 35 scored in their loss to New Mexico.
The 48 scored by Air Force is 18 points more than the Falcons have scored against any other FBS team.
Washington's 45 points is the most the Huskies have scored against FBS opponent, just topping 44 against Illinois and they managed a combined 30 points against Hawaii and Stanford.
The Cajuns scored 34 points after scoring a combined 44 points against La.Tech, Ole Miss, and Boise State.
Reviewing the numbers, Georgia State's scoring is less impressive when you account for how often they have been the lowest scoring FBS team their opponents have played and the defensive numbers speak for themself.
My biggest concern remains AState's ability to kill its own drives with penalties and turnovers.
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