Southern Miss at Tennessee College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to Neyland Stadium to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 7.5 point favorites. The Golden Eagles are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Volunteers are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-0.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
10/29/17 DB Cornell Armstrong Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/29/17 WR Jaylond Adams Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
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 Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
10/29/17 DB Baylen Buchanan Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/29/17 RB John Kelly Suspension Served missed last game, is probable Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/29/17 WR Latrell Williams Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/29/17 LB Will Ignont Suspension Served missed last game, is probable Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/28/17 QB Quinten Dormady Shoulder is out for season
10/23/17 OL Jack Jones Neck is out for season
09/18/17 LB Cortez McDowell Wrist out for season
09/16/17 DB Todd Kelly Jr. Knee out for season
09/06/17 WR Jauan Jennings Wrist out for season
09/01/17 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Knee out for season
08/16/17 OL Chance Hall Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 72nd in the country in points scored with 219. They have run 590 plays this year for 3,509 yards, which ranks them 41st in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 5.9 yards per play, which is 55th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 169 1st downs this season, ranking them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Southern Miss has run for 1,400 yards as a unit, which ranks 54th in college football. They've run 305 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 55 times for 503 yards so far this year, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. Keon Howard has passed for 1,099 yards this year. He's completed 89 throws while attempting 148 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.9. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Southern Miss is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 170. They have given up a total of 2,673 yards on D, which is 29th in D-1. The Golden Eagles are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 124 throws on 242 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, ranking them 24th and 51st in the nation. The Southern Miss pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,631 yards in the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 280 attempts for 1,042 yards this season, putting them in 34th place in the country against the run. The Golden Eagles have had 41 penalties for 351 yards on defense this year. That places them 35th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Southern Miss is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 96th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 499 yards on special teams, which puts them 46th in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,058. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,762 yards on 45 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 107th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers have run for 1,075 yards as a team, which ranks 96th in college football. They've run 284 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tennessee Volunteers have been penalized on offense 50 times for 379 yards so far this season, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. They are 114th in the nation in points scored with 163. They have run 503 plays this season for 2,473 yards, which ranks them 108th in Division 1 in total offense. Tennessee averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 140 1st downs this year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Jarrett Guarantano averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 50 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 112.4. He has thrown for 473 yards this season.
The Tennessee Volunteers rush defense has allowed 374 attempts for 2,018 yards this year, putting them in 123rd place in D-1 against the run. Tennessee has committed 49 penalties for 387 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 47th in college football. They are 70th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 217. They have surrendered a total of 3,207 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Volunteers are ranked 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 96 passes on 169 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, placing them 4th and 1st in Division 1. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,189 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Volunteers have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 59th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Tennessee kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,209 yards on 48 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 8th in Division 1 in punting average. Tennessee is ranked 77th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 117 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 31st in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 424 yards on special teams, ranking 79th in kick return yardage. The Tennessee Volunteers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 121st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,014.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Volunteers -7.5
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