North Texas at Southern Miss College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium
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Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium is the venue for the game between the North Texas Mean Green and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 61.5. The Golden Eagles are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0. The Mean Green are 2-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-1-0.
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Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
09/24/17 DE Tillman Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
09/24/17 TE Julian Allen Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/21/17 DB Picasso Nelson Jr. Ankle out for season
09/15/17 WR Chase Whitehead Hand out for season
09/14/17 OL Drake Dorbeck Arm out indefinitely
09/07/17 DB Demetrius Market Personal has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 906 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in the nation. They've run 147 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 28 times for 239 yards so far this year, which has them 34th in the country in penalties. They are 24th in Division 1 in points scored with 151. They have run 276 plays this year for 2,016 yards, which ranks them 30th in the nation in total offense. The Mean Green average 7.3 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 78 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 63.4%. He has passed for 1,076 yards this year. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.2.
The Mean Green rush defense has given up 162 attempts for 497 yards this season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 187 yards on defense this year. That places them 58th in Division 1. North Texas is 114th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 142. They have given up a total of 1,589 yards on D, which is 89th in the nation. The Mean Green are 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 75 throws on 145 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, ranking them 72nd and 108th in the country. The North Texas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,092 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have tried 7 field goals this year and made 6, which is 31st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 505 yards on 14 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 126th in the NCAA in punting average. North Texas is 15th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 36 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 91st in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 235 yards on special teams, which puts them 46th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 21 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,287.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Eagles are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 90. They have run 234 plays this season for 1,375 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 5.9 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this year, placing them 95th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Southern Miss has run for 536 yards as a team, which ranks 88th in the country. They've run 130 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 25 times for 229 yards so far this season, which has them 56th in the nation in penalties. Kwadra Griggs has thrown for 681 yards this season. He has completed 47 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 58%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.7. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Southern Miss is 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 41. They have surrendered a total of 724 yards on D, which is 5th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 32 passes on 73 attempts against the Southern Miss defense this season, placing them 2nd and 5th in the country. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 366 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 98 attempts for 358 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Eagles have committed 21 penalties for 182 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Southern Miss is ranked 67th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 56th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 139 yards on special teams, ranking 99th in kick return yardage. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,560. The Golden Eagles have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 99th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Southern Miss kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 700 yards on 18 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 108th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green +7.5
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