Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The South Alabama Jaguars take on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Malone Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Alabama as 13.5 point favorites. This season the Jaguars are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-1. The Warhawks have an over/under record of 6-2-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Dallas Davis finished with 124 yards through the air for South Alabama last week. He completed 15 passes out of 25 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 83 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Gerald Everett was the team leader in receiving with a total of 49 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Alabama got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 306 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 182 yards on 43 attempts.
Will Collins finished with 87 yards passing for Louisiana Monroe last week. He went 9 for 15, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Warhawks were led on the ground by Thomas Koufie, who finished with 67 yards on 4 carries. He ended the game with an average of 17 yards per rush. Xavier Brown led the team in receiving with 66 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. Louisiana Monroe had 17 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 336 yards for the contest. The Warhawks ran for 174 yards on 42 carries as a team.
South Alabama scores 22.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 112th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 31.3 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 235.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 61st in college football. The Jaguars run for an average of 116.8 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 117th in the nation. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 352.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 110th overall this season. The Jaguars average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 114th in the country. They accumulate 64.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 28th in the nation.
South Alabama allows 170.6 passing yards per game, ranking 8th in D-1, and they allow 23.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 42nd. They give up 14.5 completions on 22.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.1. The Jaguars allow 204.8 rushing yards per game on 43.6 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 97th in the country. South Alabama allows 375.4 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 39th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 48 yards per game, ranking them 37th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Monroe averages 22.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 109th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.4 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 56 percent completion percentage. They throw for 208.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 87th in Division 1. The Warhawks run for an average of 173.8 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 62nd on the ground. They also run 72.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 381.9 yards per game, ranking them 92nd in the country on offense. The Warhawks get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 95th in the nation. They average 44.6 penalty yards per game via 4.4 penalties, ranking them 110th in college football.
Louisiana Monroe allows an average of 213 passing yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 42.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 126th in the nation. They give up 16.8 completions on 28.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8 per game. The Warhawks allow 275.4 rushing yards per contest on 46.3 carries for a 6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 127th in the country. Louisiana Monroe allows 488.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play, which ranks 119th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 64.1 yards in each contest, ranking 103rd in the nation.
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 2-5-1 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Louisiana Monroe Betting Trends
Louisiana Monroe is 6-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Monroe has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 OL Curtis Williams Knee "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
10/25/16 S Kalen Jackson Ankle out for season
09/21/16 LB Riley Cole Knee out for season
09/10/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
09/10/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
09/03/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
10/18/16 QB Garrett Smith Lower Body out for season
10/07/16 LB Braxton Moore Leg out for season
10/06/16 OL Bobby Reynolds Elbow out indefinitely
10/01/16 RB Tyler Cain Eligibility out for season
09/07/16 OL Keaton Baggs Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Alabama
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