Southern Miss at Troy College Football Betting Tips 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Veterans Memorial Stadium
Jack Abraham and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are headed to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Troy Trojans. Southern Miss opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The total has been set at 51.5. The Golden Eagles are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Trojans are 1-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
09/08/19 RB Trivenskey Mosley Knee is questionable Saturday vs Troy
07/08/19 WR Quez Watkins Academics is out indefinitely
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
The last time they took the field, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles went up against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and added a loss to their record by a score of 38-15. Running the show from under center for the Golden Eagles was Jack Abraham who went 18/26 with 234 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He threw 2 picks during the game. Kevin Perkins paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 51 yards by way of 5 carries which gave him an average of 10.2 yards per run. Jordan Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 94 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 15.7 yards per catch for the game. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 27 times and added 110 yards which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per rush. In all, they totaled 53 plays which gave them a total of 344 yards. For the contest, the Golden Eagles earned 17 first downs and they totaled 1 penalty for 5 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Southern Mississippi allowed 16 catches on 21 throws for a total of 176 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.2%. On the ground, the Golden Eagles allowed 210 yards on 41 carries giving the other team an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 386 yards and earned 0 turnovers.
The Golden Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-1 for the 2019 season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 26.5 points per game, which has them at 77th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 103 rushing yards per contest which is 13th in C-USA. For total yards, they sit in 8th in C-USA and 82nd in the country with 733 yards. The Golden Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 24 points per game which has them at 3rd in C-USA. When it comes to yards through the air, the Golden Eagles have allowed 527 yards. Opponents are completing 64.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.1 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, Southern Miss is allowing 145 yards per contest which has them at 6th in C-USA and 75th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the conference and 64th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 290 rushing yards through 2 games.
In their last contest, the Troy Trojans faced the Campbell Fighting Camels and ended up getting the win by a score of 43-14. Leading the way at QB for the Trojans was Kaleb Barker who went 18/29 with 282 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. B.J. Smith led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 41 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for 108 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 10.8 yards per carry. Reggie Todd was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 108 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 36.0 yards per reception during the game. The Troy Trojans ran the football 37 times and totaled 245 yards which had them averaging 6.6 yards per rush. In the game, the Trojans racked up a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 89 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the day, they ran 66 plays for a total of 527 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Troy conceded 9 completions on 19 attempts for a total of 93 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.4%. In the running game, the Trojans conceded 50 yards on 39 runs giving the other team an average of 1.3 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up 143 yards and forced 0 takeaways.
The Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 1-0. Troy is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 245 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 24th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 245 yards rushing through 1 game, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Trojans average 527 yards per game overall ranking them 19th in the nation and 1st in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans are allowing 14 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the Sun Belt Conference and 25th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate units in D-1. They are giving up 93 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Trojans are currently ranked 1st in the Sun Belt Conference. In regard to points given up, they have given up 14 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 50 yards per contest ranking them 9th in college football and 1st in the Sun Belt. This year, they have allowed 50 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -4
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