Southern Miss at Rice College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to Rice Stadium to play the Rice Owls on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 10 point favorites. The Golden Eagles are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Owls are 2-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-1.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 4-4-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 2-7-0 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
11/04/17 DB Cornell Armstrong Leg is "?"
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 Rice Owls Injuries
11/04/17 S Cole Thomas Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 OL Kenneth Thompson Knee is "?"
11/04/17 WR Lance Wright Shoulder is "?"
11/04/17 CB V.J. Banks Leg is "?"
10/25/17 DT Carl Thompson Hip is out for season
10/25/17 OL Cory Klingler Back is out indefinitely
09/27/17 DE Blain Padgett Shoulder out for season
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 85th in the country in points scored with 229. They have run 666 plays this year for 3,788 yards, which ranks them 47th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 5.7 yards per play, which is 63rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this season, ranking them 64th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Southern Miss has run for 1,518 yards as a unit, which ranks 59th in college football. They've run 347 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 69 times for 623 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. Keon Howard has passed for 1,199 yards this year. He's completed 96 throws while attempting 170 passes for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 125.4. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Southern Miss is 40th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 194. They have given up a total of 2,864 yards on D, which is 18th in D-1. The Golden Eagles are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 263 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, ranking them 14th and 39th in the nation. The Southern Miss pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,746 yards in the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 319 attempts for 1,118 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the country against the run. The Golden Eagles have had 44 penalties for 380 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Southern Miss is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 70 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 97th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 499 yards on special teams, which puts them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 52nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,357. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 57th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,127 yards on 53 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 1,574 yards as a team, which ranks 53rd in college football. They've run 345 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rice Owls have been penalized on offense 41 times for 360 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 126th in the nation in points scored with 126. They have run 547 plays this season for 2,988 yards, which ranks them 116th in Division 1 in total offense. Rice averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 148 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Miklo Smalls averages 9.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 19 passes on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.4. He has thrown for 299 yards this season.
The Rice Owls rush defense has allowed 343 attempts for 1,765 yards this year, putting them in 101st place in D-1 against the run. Rice has committed 34 penalties for 280 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in college football. They are 118th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 332. They have surrendered a total of 3,850 yards on D, which is 94th in the country. The Owls are ranked 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opposing offenses have completed 172 passes on 248 attempts against the Rice defense this season, placing them 79th and 24th in Division 1. The Rice Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 2,085 yards through the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 127th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Rice kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,036 yards on 47 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 35th in Division 1 in punting average. Rice is ranked 102nd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 89 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 42nd in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 509 yards on special teams, ranking 59th in kick return yardage. The Rice Owls average 18 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,587.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls +10
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