September 5, 2015
M. M. Roberts Stadium
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs matchup against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Saturday at M. M. Roberts Stadium. Mississippi State ended last season with a 10-3 record while Southern Mississippi finished 3-9. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 23.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5. The Bulldogs had an ATS record of 7-6 last year, which meant they covered the spread 54% of the time. Their over/under record was 6-7. The Golden Eagles covered the spread 42% of the time, finishing the campaign with an ATS record of 5-7. Their over/under record was 5-7.
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Mississippi State averaged 36.9 points per contest last season on offense. In the passing department, they completed 20.1 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 61.7 percent completion percentage. They averaged 280.7 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game through the air as well. The Bulldogs rushed for an average of 233.1 yards per contest on 44.5 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. This equated to 2.2 touchdowns per game on the ground. They ran 77 plays per game and averaged 6.7 yards per play for a total of 513.8 yards per game. The Bulldogs averaged 25.7 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 1.8 times per game. They averaged 39.5 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties.
Mississippi State gave up 21.7 points per contest and 272.8 passing yards per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 20.3 completed passes on 38.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.3.The Bulldogs gave up 151.5 rushing yards on 36.3 carries for a 4.2 average. They allowed 1.3 rushing touchdowns as well.Mississippi State allowed 424.4 total yards per game last season including 5.6 per play. They forced 1.8 turnovers and 4.4 penalties for 36.6 yards.
Southern Mississippi averaged 19 points per contest last season on offense. In the passing department, they completed 23.1 passes per game on 40.2 attempts for a 57.5 percent completion percentage. They averaged 269.3 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game through the air as well. The Golden Eagles rushed for an average of 95.8 yards per contest on 31.3 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. This equated to 0.8 touchdowns per game on the ground. They ran 71.5 plays per game and averaged 5.1 yards per play for a total of 365 yards per game. The Golden Eagles averaged 20.8 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 2.2 times per game. They averaged 60.9 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
Southern Mississippi gave up 35.4 points per contest and 235.1 passing yards per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 19.3 completed passes on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.6.The Golden Eagles gave up 216.3 rushing yards on 40.2 carries for a 5.4 average. They allowed 2.3 rushing touchdowns as well.Southern Mississippi allowed 451.4 total yards per game last season including 6.4 per play. They forced 1.3 turnovers and 6 penalties for 54.3 yards.
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State was 6-7 against the over/under last season
Mississippi State had an ATS record of 7-6 last season
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi was 5-7 against the over/under last season
Southern Mississippi had an ATS record of 5-7 last season
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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