Saturday, November 14, 2015
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles matchup against the Rice Owls on Saturday at Rice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Southern Miss as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 61.
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Southern Mississippi was led in passing last game by Nick Mullens, who finished with 277 yards through the air. He went 23 for 33 on the game, good for a 70% completion percentage. Jalen Richard was the rushing leader for the Golden Eagles last game. He carried the ball 20 times for an average of 6 yards per carry and ended with 127 yards. D.J. Thompson led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 112 yards. He had an average of 11 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Southern Mississippi totaled 523 yards by way of 69 plays. They rushed the ball 36 times for a total of 246 yards on the game and the Golden Eagles totaled 24 first downs by getting 7 rushing, 14 passing and 3 by penalty.
Rice was led in passing last game by Driphus Jackson, who finished with 230 yards through the air. He went 14 for 26 on the game, good for a 54% completion percentage. Darik Dillard was the rushing leader for the Owls last game. He carried the ball 13 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 53 yards. Zach Wright led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 116 yards. He had an average of 19 yards per reception in the contest. Rice totaled 326 yards by way of 58 plays. They rushed the ball 30 times for a total of 96 yards on the game and the Owls totaled 16 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 9 passing and 1 by penalty.
Southern Mississippi is averaging a total of 35.7 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 39 passes per game and completing 24.9 of them for a 63.8 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 321.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Eagles carry the ball for an average of 186.2 yards per game on 35.7 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season. They run 74.7 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 507.7 total yards each outing. The Golden Eagles get 22.7 first downs per game and they average 74.4 penalty yards via 8 penalties each contest.
Southern Mississippi gives up an average of 195 passing yards and 22.7 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 16.2 completions per game on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3. The Golden Eagles give up 166.7 rushing yards per contest on 38.3 carries for a 4.3 average per carry. Southern Mississippi allows 361.7 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 66.6 yards per game.
Rice is accumulating 28 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 30 passes per game and complete 17.9 of them for a 59.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 233.2 yards per game through the air as well. The Owls carry the ball for an average of 173.6 yards per game on 43.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. They run 73.3 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 406.8 total yards per game. The Owls are averaging 22.4 first downs per outing and accumulate 62.2 penalty yards via 7.2 penalties each game.
Rice gives up 248.7 passing yards per outing and 36 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 14.9 completions on 25.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.5. The Owls give up 192.6 rushing yards per game on 36.9 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Rice allows 441.2 total yards per game for an average of 7 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and 4.6 penalties for 45.8 yards in each contest.
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 2-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 7-2-0 this season
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 5-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Rice has an ATS record of 4-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 DL Wil Freeman Undisclosed out for season
09/15/15 DE Graysen Schantz Knee out for season
08/27/15 OL Brandon Dawkins Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Mississippi
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