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Trevor McNaboe

GSU, watch out. Your Eagles are going to be playing in front of the nation Saturday afternoon in what is going to be a barnburner.

Both teams played last year in the playoffs and put on an offensive showcase with GSU being the victor by a score of 55-48.

This year Old Dominion University is considered the favorite as they are led by sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke, a Walter Payton Award finalist.

Heinicke is just as good as advertised and plays well beyond his years at the QB position, posting over 4,000 yards this year and — wait for it — breaking the single-game NCAA Division I record for pass yards in a game with 730.

The Eagle secondary is going to have its hands full with Heinicke and the Monarch aerial assault that led ODU to an 11-1 record.

However, this will be the third straight game that GSU will take on a team that excels at the pass game. GSU could use this to its advantage as it has had almost a whole month of preparation in a pass-oriented offense.

I’m predicting that GSU wins this offensive showdown and gets its chance to avenge last year’s national semifinal loss to North Dakota State University.

GSU by a score of 42-38