South Alabama at Louisiana Monroe College Football Betting Tips 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Cephus Johnson and the South Alabama Jaguars are headed to Malone Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks. South Alabama opens this game as 14.5-point underdogs. The Jaguars are 1-3-0 ATS and 1-3-0 when betting on the total. The Warhawks are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
09/22/19 RB Tra Minter Concussion is questionable Saturday vs UL Monroe
09/10/19 RB Jalin Buie Knee is out for season
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last game, the South Alabama Jaguars played the UAB Blazers and lost 35-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jaguars was Tylan Morton who went 5/10 with 76 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Tra Minter led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 24 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 43 yards by way of 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.6 yards per carry. Tra Minter led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 34 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 11.3 yards per catch for that contest. The South Alabama Jaguars rushed the ball a total of 31 times and totaled 107 yards which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 47 plays for a total of 190 yards. For the contest, the Jaguars totaled 13 first downs and they had 4 infractions for 35 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, South Alabama gave up 22 completions on 28 throws totaling 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.6%. For the game, they gave up 514 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Jaguars gave up 201 yards on 45 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed.
The Jaguars head into this matchup 1-3 this year. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 16.8 points per game, ranking them 125th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 176 yards on the ground per game which is 7th in the Sun Belt. For total yards, they are currently ranked 7th in the Sun Belt and 93rd in D-1 with 1,290 yards. The Jaguars have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 31.5 points per game which has them at 5th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Jaguars have conceded 586 yards. Teams are completing 65.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.5 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards rushing, South Alabama is allowing 188.3 yards per game which has them at 6th in the Sun Belt and 107th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush putting them 5th in the Sun Belt and 99th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 753 rushing yards through 4 games.
In their last game, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks played the Iowa State Cyclones and lost 72-20. Caleb Evans led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 40 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 93 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per run. Jonathan Hodoh was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 46 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 15.3 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 19/30 with 176 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks ran the ball a total of 43 times and added 228 yards which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per run. Overall, the Warhawks racked up 22 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 22 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. Overall, they ran 80 plays which added up to 425 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana Monroe gave up 22 completions on 30 throws for a total of 444 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.3%. On the ground, the Warhawks gave up 270 yards on 37 tries allowing their opponent an average of 7.3 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 714 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Warhawks step onto the field holding a record of 1-2. Louisiana Monroe has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 240.3 rushing yards per contest, putting them 23rd in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 721 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Warhawks average 448.3 yards per game overall which has them at 40th in the country and 4th in the conference. The Warhawks are giving up 42 points per contest which puts them at 10th in the Sun Belt and 126th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are giving up 296.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Warhawks currently sit at 9th in the Sun Belt. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 126 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 244 yards per contest which puts them at 127th in college football and 11th in the conference. This season, they have allowed 732 rushing yards and 6.9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warhawks -14.5
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