Southern Miss at Mississippi State NCAA Football Picks and Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Davis Wade Stadium
Tommy Stevens and the Mississippi State Bulldogs play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Mississippi State opens this game as 18-point favorites. The over/under opens at 51.
In their last contest, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles took on the Alcorn State Braves and earned the win by a score of 38-10. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Eagles was Jack Abraham who went 18/28 with 293 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick in this game. Dee Baker led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 35 yards by way of 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per tote. Jordan Mitchell led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 133 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 19.0 yards per reception for the game.
The Golden Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-0 this season. They are one of the dangerous teams in the conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they are currently ranked 8th in the conference and 79th in D-1 with 389 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Golden Eagles have compiled a total of 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per contest, putting them 40th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 96 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the conference.
The Golden Eagles have one of the best defenses in Division 1 giving up 10 points per game, ranking them 2nd in Conference USA and 27th in college football. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Eagles have conceded 293 yards. Teams are completing 56.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.7 yards per try. They have allowed 0 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. In terms of yards on the ground, Southern Miss is allowing 80 yards per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 37th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.3 yards per carry which has them at 5th in Conference USA and 31st in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 80 yards rushing through 1 contest.
In their last game, the Mississippi State Bulldogs played the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and left there with a win by a score of 38-28. Kylin Hill led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 20 yards and he added 1 TD in this outing. He ran for a total of 197 yards via 27 carries which gave him an average of 7.3 yards per run. Osirus Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 88 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 14.7 yards per catch in this outing. Running the show from under center for the Bulldogs was Tommy Stevens who went 20/30 with 236 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Bulldogs head into this matchup 1-0. Mississippi State has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 261 yards per contest, putting them 24th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 261 rushing yards through 1 game, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bulldogs average 497 yards per game overall ranking them 36th in college football and 3rd in the Southeastern Conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Bulldogs are currently ranked 5th in the conference and 45th out of all the teams in the country averaging 38 points per contest.
The Bulldogs are conceding 28 points per contest ranking them 11th in the Southeastern Conference and 79th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are allowing 267 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bulldogs are ranked 14th in the conference. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown for this year. In terms of points given up, they have given up 28 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 163 yards per game ranking them 88th in the country and 8th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 163 yards rushing and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +18
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