Southern Miss vs Louisiana Tech NCAA Football Parlay
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Joe Aillet Stadium
J'Mar Smith and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The Golden Eagles are 3-3-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Bulldogs are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles took on the North Texas Mean Green and won 45-27. De'Michael Harris led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 60 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 103 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 7.4 yards per carry. Quez Watkins led the team in receiving yardage by earning 198 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 24.8 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Golden Eagles was Jack Abraham who went 29/36 with 421 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Golden Eagles ran the ball a total of 37 times and totaled 142 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. For the contest, the Golden Eagles earned 24 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 56 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 73 plays which gave them a total of 563 yards. In terms of defense, Southern Miss gave up 14 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 256 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.2%. In the running game, the Golden Eagles gave up 122 yards on 32 runs which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 378 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Golden Eagles head into this game 4-2 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.5 points per game, ranking them 57th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 113.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 13th in C-USA. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in Conference USA and 42nd in college football with 2,668 yards. The Golden Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 29.8 points per contest ranking them 8th in Conference USA. When it comes to yards through the air, the Golden Eagles have allowed 1,987 yards. Teams are completing 61.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.8 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Southern Miss is giving up 123 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in Conference USA and 39th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per rush which has them at 6th in Conference USA and 58th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 738 rushing yards through 6 games.
In their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs went up against the UMass Minutemen and notched a win by a score of 69-21. Justin Henderson paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 74 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns for the contest. He ran for 137 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 12.5 yards per carry. Cee Jay Powell was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 70 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 17.5 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulldogs was J'Mar Smith who went 16/28 with 239 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Bulldogs rushed the ball a total of 38 times and earned 385 yards which gave them an average of 10.1 yards per rush. Overall, they totaled 73 plays for 689 yards. In the game, the Bulldogs racked up 28 1st downs and they totaled 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, Louisiana Tech conceded 25 catches on 43 throws for a total of 221 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.1%. In the running game, the Bulldogs conceded 126 yards on 41 tries which is an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 347 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
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The Bulldogs head into this game 5-1. Louisiana Tech has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 190.3 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 46th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 1,142 rushing yards through 6 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Bulldogs average 471.7 yards per contest overall ranking them 23rd in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. The Bulldogs are giving up 23 points per game which puts them at 3rd in C-USA and 45th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are allowing 245.7 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bulldogs are currently ranked 10th in the conference. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 138 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are allowing 158.3 yards per contest which puts them at 67th in D-1 and 7th in the conference. This year, they have given up 950 rushing yards and 10.2 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -1.5 and over the total points
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