Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Foreman Field. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 3 point favorites. This season the Golden Eagles are 2-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3-1. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 6-3-0 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.
David Washington finished with 199 yards passing for Old Dominion last week. He went 16 for 27, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Monarchs were led on the ground by Ray Lawry, who finished with 209 yards on 27 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Jonathan Duhart led the team in receiving with 68 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Old Dominion had 26 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 461 yards for the contest. The Monarchs ran for 262 yards on 50 carries as a team.
Southern Mississippi scores 33.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 42nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.1 passes on 39.1 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 308.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in college football. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 184.9 yards per game on 40.9 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 493.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 23rd overall this season. The Golden Eagles average 24.3 first downs per game which ranks them 26th in the country. They accumulate 56.7 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 56th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi allows 168.4 passing yards per game, ranking 9th in D-1, and they allow 28.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 74th. They give up 12.6 completions on 22.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.7. The Golden Eagles allow 170.8 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 69th in the country. Southern Mississippi allows 339.2 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 20th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 59.8 yards per game, ranking them 91st among D-1 teams.
Old Dominion averages 33 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 45th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.2 passes per game on 30.4 attempts for a 56.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 231 yards through the air per game, ranking them 65th in Division 1. The Monarchs run for an average of 184.9 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 54th on the ground. They also run 67.8 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 415.9 yards per game, ranking them 58th in the country on offense. The Monarchs get an average of 20.6 first downs per game, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They average 49.8 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
Old Dominion allows an average of 228.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 67th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 66th in the nation. They give up 20.1 completions on 32.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.1 per game. The Monarchs allow 155.6 rushing yards per contest on 37.8 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 55th in the country. Old Dominion allows 384.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 47th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 49.2 yards in each contest, ranking 47th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 5-3-1 against the over/under this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 2-6-1 this season
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Old Dominion has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 QB Nick Mullens Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/06/16 2ndQB Parker Adamson Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/02/16 TE Taylor Marini Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/27/16 DE Daniel Appouh Shoulder out indefinitely
09/12/16 PK Chris Kirtley Hip out for season
09/07/16 DT Brandon Tyson Achilles out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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