Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles take on the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Alamodome. The opening line for this game has Southern Miss as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Eagles are 2-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Roadrunners have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Nick Mullens finished with 591 yards through the air for Southern Mississippi last week. He completed 25 passes out of 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Golden Eagles were led in rushing by Ito Smith, who finished with 77 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Allenzae Staggers was the team leader in receiving with a total of 292 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 49 yards per reception. As a team in that game Southern Mississippi got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 702 yards for the game. The Golden Eagles ran for 111 yards on 34 attempts.
Dalton Sturm finished with 103 yards passing for Texas San Antonio last week. He went 8 for 17, resulting in a 47% completion percentage. The Roadrunners were led on the ground by Jarveon Williams, who finished with 93 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Josh Stewart led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Texas San Antonio had 21 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 342 yards for the contest. The Roadrunners ran for 131 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Southern Mississippi scores 41.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 20th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 34.4 attempts for a 60.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 306.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 21st in college football. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 227.2 yards per game on 43.8 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 28th in the nation. They also run 78.2 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 534 yards per game, ranking their offense 9th overall this season. The Golden Eagles average 24.2 first downs per game which ranks them 35th in the country. They accumulate 61.4 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, which ranks 47th in the nation.
Southern Mississippi allows 149 passing yards per game, ranking 8th in D-1, and they allow 21.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 39th. They give up 12 completions on 22.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.6. The Golden Eagles allow 130.4 rushing yards per game on 34.8 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 39th in the country. Southern Mississippi allows 279.4 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 61.8 yards per game, ranking them 93rd among D-1 teams.
Texas San Antonio averages 21.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 110th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a 58.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 240.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Roadrunners run for an average of 96.3 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 2.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 123rd on the ground. They also run 66.8 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 337 yards per game, ranking them 111th in the country on offense. The Roadrunners get an average of 17.5 first downs per game, which ranks 110th in the nation. They average 56.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 59th in college football.
Texas San Antonio allows an average of 180.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 56th in the nation. They give up 14.3 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.9 per game. The Roadrunners allow 202 rushing yards per contest on 44.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 99th in the country. Texas San Antonio allows 382.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 61st in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 52.3 yards in each contest, ranking 53rd in the nation.
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 2-2-1 this season
Texas San Antonio Betting Trends
Texas San Antonio is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Texas San Antonio has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/02/16 TE Taylor Marini Undisclosed out indefinitely
Texas San Antonio
09/20/16 RB Halen Steward Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Texas San Antonio
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