Southern Miss at UTSA College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The UTSA Roadrunners host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Alamodome on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has UTSA as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5. The Roadrunners have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread. The Golden Eagles have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0.
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Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
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
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
10/01/17 TE Robert Ursua Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/01/17 CB Teddrick McGhee Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
09/15/17 G Kyle McKinney Knee out for season
08/09/17 DE Solomon Wise Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have run for 681 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in college football. They've run 159 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 31 times for 293 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 87th in the nation in points scored with 118. They have run 305 plays this season for 1,790 yards, which ranks them 55th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 5.9 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 87 1st downs this year, placing them 85th overall as an offensive unit. Kwadra Griggs averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 47 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 58%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.7. He has thrown for 681 yards this season.
The Golden Eagles rush defense has allowed 144 attempts for 532 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. Southern Miss has committed 24 penalties for 201 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 37th in college football. They are 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 84. They have surrendered a total of 1,264 yards on D, which is 19th in the country. The Golden Eagles are ranked 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 56 passes on 114 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, placing them 13th and 19th in Division 1. The Southern Miss pass defense has also given up a total of 732 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 966 yards on 26 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 122nd in Division 1 in punting average. Southern Miss is ranked 81st in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 54th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 197 yards on special teams, ranking 90th in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,033.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners are 94th in the country in points scored with 112. They have run 201 plays this year for 1,450 yards, which ranks them 115th in Division 1 in total offense. The UTSA Roadrunners average 7.2 yards per play, which is 12th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 71 1st downs this season, ranking them 119th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA has run for 748 yards as a unit, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 126 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. UTSA has been penalized on offense 32 times for 308 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. Dalton Sturm has passed for 659 yards this year. He's completed 51 throws while attempting 67 passes for a completion percentage of 76.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 188.3. He averages 11.6 adjusted yards per throw and 9.8 yards per pass attempt.
UTSA is 2nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 41. They have given up a total of 642 yards on D, which is 1st in D-1. The Roadrunners are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 3.7. Opponent offenses have completed 30 throws on 80 attempts against the UTSA defense this season, ranking them 1st and 4th in the nation. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense has also surrendered a total of 363 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 94 attempts for 279 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. The Roadrunners have had 18 penalties for 174 yards on defense this year. That places them 19th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTSA is 68th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 7 punt return yards and average 1 yards per return, which is 122nd in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 97 yards on special teams, which puts them 126th in kick return yardage. The UTSA Roadrunners average 16 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,554. The Roadrunners have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. UTSA kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 397 yards on 10 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -7.5
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