Saturday, September 17, 2016
M. M. Roberts Stadium
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The Troy Trojans take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at M. M. Roberts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Southern Mississippi as 11.5 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Golden Eagles have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-0-1 against the spread.
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Brandon Silvers finished with 233 yards through the air for Troy last week. He completed 24 passes out of 42 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Jabir Frye, who finished with 61 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 15 yards per carry. Deondre Douglas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game Troy got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 386 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 141 yards on 33 attempts.
Nick Mullens finished with 216 yards through the air for Southern Mississippi last week. He completed 16 passes out of 20 attempts for a 80% completion percentage. The Golden Eagles were led in rushing by Ito Smith, who finished with 128 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 16 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Southern Mississippi got a total of 28 first downs in that game. 18 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 615 yards for the game. The Golden Eagles ran for 369 yards on 50 attempts.
Troy scores 40.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 34th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 27.5 passes on 40.5 attempts for a 67.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 284 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 262 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 6.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the nation. They also run 78.5 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 546 yards per game, ranking their offense 19th overall this season. The Trojans average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the country. They accumulate 124 penalty yards per game via 12.5 penalties, which ranks 1st in the nation.
Troy allows 226.5 passing yards per game, ranking 74th in D-1, and they allow 23.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 65th. They give up 20.5 completions on 37.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Trojans allow 107.5 rushing yards per game on 36.5 carries for an average of 2.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 37th in the country. Troy allows 334 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 52nd in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 47 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
Southern Mississippi averages 50 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 12th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.5 passes per game on 28.5 attempts for a 68.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 252 yards through the air per game, ranking them 52nd in Division 1. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 332.5 yards per game on 58.5 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 5th on the ground. They also run 87 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 584.5 yards per game, ranking them 8th in the country on offense. The Golden Eagles get an average of 30 first downs per game, which ranks 6th in the nation. They average 45 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 90th in college football.
Southern Mississippi allows an average of 171.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 34th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 39th in the nation. They give up 10 completions on 19 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.6 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 70.5 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 2.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the country. Southern Mississippi allows 242 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 16th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 50.5 yards in each contest, ranking 53rd in the nation.
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 1-0-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 WR Sam Letton Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
08/30/16 WR Tevaris McCormick Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
09/11/16 DL Draper Riley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/02/16 TE Taylor Marini Undisclosed out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Mississippi
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