Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Tiger Stadium. The opening line for this game has LSU as 21 point favorites. This season the Golden Eagles are 2-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 0-5-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Nick Mullens finished with 370 yards through the air for Southern Mississippi last week. He completed 24 passes out of 47 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Golden Eagles were led in rushing by Ito Smith, who finished with 94 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Allenzae Staggers was the team leader in receiving with a total of 92 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Southern Mississippi got a total of 31 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 18 came through the air. They ran 89 total plays for 557 yards for the game. The Golden Eagles ran for 179 yards on 39 attempts.
Danny Etling finished with 216 yards passing for LSU last week. He went 19 for 30, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Derrius Guice, who finished with 163 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. D.J. Chark led the team in receiving with 58 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. LSU had 30 first downs total. 19 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 82 total plays for 634 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 418 yards on 52 carries as a team.
Southern Mississippi scores 40.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 21st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.5 passes on 37 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 318.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 16th in college football. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 219.2 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 537.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 5th overall this season. The Golden Eagles average 25.3 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the country. They accumulate 60.7 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 47th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi allows 156.3 passing yards per game, ranking 10th in D-1, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 65th. They give up 11.7 completions on 21 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Golden Eagles allow 165.2 rushing yards per game on 34.8 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 71st in the country. Southern Mississippi allows 321.5 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 65 yards per game, ranking them 105th among D-1 teams.
LSU averages 25.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 94th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.6 passes per game on 25.8 attempts for a 56.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 161.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 112th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 237 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 6.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 63.6 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 398.4 yards per game, ranking them 79th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 93rd in the nation. They average 46.6 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 99th in college football.
LSU allows an average of 217.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 51st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 14.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 32.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6 per game. The Tigers allow 108.2 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the country. LSU allows 326 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 21st in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.2 penalties for 45.8 yards in each contest, ranking 29th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 2-3-1 this season
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 0-5-0 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/02/16 TE Taylor Marini Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/09/16 TE Foster Moreau Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/09/16 RB Leonard Fournette Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/04/16 OT Toby Weathersby Ankle out indefinitely
10/04/16 C William Clapp Shoulder out indefinitely
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/11/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out indefinitely
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take LSU
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