2014 South Alabama Jaguars Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Raphael Esparza - 7/17/2014
2013 Record: 6-6
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 6.5*
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
The Jaguars closed out the 2013 season with three straight wins and ended the season with a .500 record. Bad part of last year is that their road record was awful and their defense on the road was pitiful.
The main takeaway from last year was their three straight wins to close out the season and that should bring momentum this year. Close losses from last year should prepare them for this year and they have tons of experience on offense to carry them early. The offense has nine returning starters and playmakers at skills positions. And if the defense can gel in the middle of the season then this team will be competitive late into the year.
The Jaguars have aridiculously hard November schedule in 2014, beginning with back-to-back road games against the Louisiana and Arkansas State. The last two games of the season they go to South Carolina and play the Gamecocks and then close out the season with Navy at home. Schedule makers were not kind to them at the end of the year so it is key that they get off to a strong start.
I think that 6.5isa strong number because I believe this Jaguars number can land on either side. The offense will be good and the defense has holes. But if they can come into the month of November winning two straight they could hit the seven-win mark. If the South Alabama Jaguars can find a way to win road games at Idaho and at Appalachian State they are one upset win away from cashing the 'over' and sneaking into a bowl game.
2014 South Alabama Jaguars Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 at KentState 02:00 PM Dix Stadium
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 MissState 04:00 PM Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 GaSouthern TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 at Idaho 05:00 PM Kibbie Dome
Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 at AppalachianSt TBA Kidd Brewer Stadium
Sat, Oct 18th, 2014 GeorgiaState TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 Troy TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 at Louisiana TBA Cajun Field
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 at ArkansasState TBA Liberty Bank Stadium
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 TexasState TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 at SoCarolina TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 Navy TBA Ladd-Peebles Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Raphael Esparza. Esparza was a Las Vegas sportsbook manager for 13 years at some of the largest books on The Strip. He is a proven oddsmaker and this is his projected total.
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