Southern Miss at Florida State Independence Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Florida State Seminoles host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Independence Stadium on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 14 point favorites. The Seminoles have an over/under record of 3-8-1 and they are 3-7-2 against the spread. The Golden Eagles have an ATS record of 8-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 3-8-1 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 3-7-2 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
12/03/17 LB Sherrod Ruff Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Florida State
09/21/17 DB Picasso Nelson Jr. Ankle out for season
09/15/17 WR Chase Whitehead Hand out for season
09/07/17 DB Demetrius Market Personal has left team
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
12/03/17 TE Alex Marshall Hand is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 OL Brady Scott Foot is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 DB Calvin Brewton Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 DT Darvin Taylor II Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 OL David Robbins Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 WR Malique Jackson Hamstring is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 LB DeCalon Brooks Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
12/03/17 LB Delvin Purifoy Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Southern Miss
10/26/17 WR George Campbell Hip is out for season
10/13/17 OL Landon Dickerson Ankle out for season
09/03/17 QB Deondre Francois Knee out for season
09/02/17 OL Baveon Johnson Knee out for season
09/02/17 OL Jauan Williams Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have run for 2,268 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in college football. They've run 470 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 92 times for 828 yards so far this season, which has them 14th in the country in penalties. They are 47th in the nation in points scored with 366. They have run 882 plays this season for 5,260 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 6 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 264 1st downs this year, placing them 44th overall as an offensive unit. Kwadra Griggs averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 135 passes on 240 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 138. He has thrown for 1,793 yards this season.
The Golden Eagles rush defense has allowed 433 attempts for 1,586 yards this year, putting them in 28th place in D-1 against the run. Southern Miss has committed 58 penalties for 517 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in college football. They are 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 276. They have surrendered a total of 3,863 yards on D, which is 17th in the country. The Golden Eagles are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 179 passes on 348 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, placing them 13th and 36th in Division 1. The Southern Miss pass defense has also given up a total of 2,278 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 17, which is 29th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 41 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,522 yards on 64 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 99th in Division 1 in punting average. Southern Miss is ranked 51st in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 630 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 42nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,000.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles are 77th in the country in points scored with 320. They have run 734 plays this year for 4,123 yards, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Florida State Seminoles average 5.6 yards per play, which is 69th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this season, ranking them 115th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida State has run for 1,810 yards as a unit, which ranks 82nd in college football. They've run 418 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. Florida State has been penalized on offense 72 times for 640 yards so far this year, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. James Blackman has passed for 1,800 yards this year. He's completed 141 throws while attempting 249 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 128.7. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Florida State is 35th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 263. They have given up a total of 4,044 yards on D, which is 23rd in D-1. The Seminoles are 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 228 throws on 413 attempts against the Florida State defense this season, ranking them 75th and 103rd in the nation. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,412 yards in the air, which is 37th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 438 attempts for 1,632 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. The Seminoles have had 53 penalties for 466 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Florida State is 7th in the country in punt returns with 30. They've totaled 256 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 48th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 642 yards on special teams, which puts them 83rd in kick return yardage. The Florida State Seminoles average 25 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,021. The Seminoles have tried 18 field goals this year and made 16, which is 40th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Florida State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,812 yards on 65 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seminoles -14
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