Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Apogee Stadium. The opening line for this game has Southern Miss as 3 point favorites. This season the Golden Eagles are 2-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3-1. The Mean Green have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread.
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Nick Mullens finished with 249 yards through the air for Southern Mississippi last week. He completed 19 passes out of 25 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Golden Eagles were led in rushing by Ito Smith, who finished with 69 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Chase Whitehead was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 42 yards per reception. As a team in that game Southern Mississippi got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 498 yards for the game. The Golden Eagles ran for 94 yards on 29 attempts.
Mason Fine finished with 207 yards passing for North Texas last week. He went 23 for 34, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led on the ground by Jeffrey Wilson, who finished with 66 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Jeffrey Wilson led the team in receiving with 61 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. North Texas had 18 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 289 yards for the contest. The Mean Green ran for 82 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Southern Mississippi scores 33.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 37.6 attempts for a 58.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 300.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 22nd in college football. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 188.6 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 50th in the nation. They also run 79.9 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 489.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Golden Eagles average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 26th in the country. They accumulate 54.4 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi allows 166.6 passing yards per game, ranking 8th in D-1, and they allow 31 points per contest on defense, which ranks 83rd. They give up 12.6 completions on 22.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.8. The Golden Eagles allow 170.7 rushing yards per game on 33.5 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 70th in the country. Southern Mississippi allows 337.3 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 19th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 55.8 yards per game, ranking them 76th among D-1 teams.
North Texas averages 23.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 100th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.7 passes per game on 33.8 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 193 yards through the air per game, ranking them 99th in Division 1. The Mean Green run for an average of 142.2 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 103rd on the ground. They also run 68.1 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 335.2 yards per game, ranking them 118th in the country on offense. The Mean Green get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. They average 70.5 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 9th in college football.
North Texas allows an average of 219.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 54th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 84th in the nation. They give up 15.7 completions on 30.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.5 per game. The Mean Green allow 205.2 rushing yards per contest on 43 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 94th in the country. North Texas allows 424.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 79th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7.6 penalties for 65.3 yards in each contest, ranking 110th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 6-3-1 against the over/under this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 2-7-1 this season
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 5-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/14/16 PK Parker Shaunfield Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/13/16 QB Nick Mullens Concussion "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/13/16 QB Parker Adamson Leg "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/02/16 TE Taylor Marini Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/14/16 RB Jeffrey Wilson Knee out indefinitely
11/14/16 DB Eric Jenkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
11/13/16 QB Mason Fine Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
Tony's Pick: Take North Texas
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