Southern Miss at Louisiana Monroe College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium to play the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 56.5. The Golden Eagles are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Warhawks are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Betting Trends
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
09/10/17 OL Drake Dorbeck Arm "?" Saturday vs. UL Monroe
09/07/17 DB Demetrius Market Personal has left team
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
09/09/17 OL Keaton Baggs ACL "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
08/29/17 RB Austin Vaughn Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 69th in the country in points scored with 62. They have run 154 plays this year for 841 yards, which ranks them 30th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 46 1st downs this season, ranking them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Southern Miss has run for 252 yards as a unit, which ranks 89th in college football. They've run 82 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 13 times for 104 yards so far this year, which has them 50th in the country in penalties. Kwadra Griggs has passed for 431 yards this year. He's completed 30 throws while attempting 49 passes for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 162. He averages 10.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt.
Southern Miss is 28th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 394 yards on D, which is 17th in D-1. The Golden Eagles are 14th in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Opponent offenses have completed 21 throws on 46 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 30th in the nation. The Southern Miss pass defense has also surrendered a total of 254 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 61 attempts for 140 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the country against the run. The Golden Eagles have had 16 penalties for 128 yards on defense this year. That places them 85th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Southern Miss is 75th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 36 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 30th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 52 yards on special teams, which puts them 110th in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 17 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 929. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 71st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 346 yards on 9 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 97th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Warhawks have run for 146 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 49 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have been penalized on offense 8 times for 53 yards so far this season, which has them 101st in the country in penalties. They are 116th in the nation in points scored with 29. They have run 86 plays this season for 425 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. Louisiana Monroe averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 98th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this year, placing them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Garrett Smith averages 10.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 10 passes on 17 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 151. He has thrown for 171 yards this season.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks rush defense has allowed 39 attempts for 319 yards this year, putting them in 85th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana Monroe has committed 10 penalties for 96 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in college football. They are 45th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 37. They have surrendered a total of 416 yards on D, which is 19th in the country. The Warhawks are ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 10 passes on 25 attempts against the Louisiana Monroe defense this season, placing them 3rd and 5th in Division 1. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks pass defense has also given up a total of 97 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Monroe kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 223 yards on 6 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 113th in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 7 kicks for 117 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks average 17 yards per kick return and they are 120th in the country in all-purpose yards with 542.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles -5
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