Southern Miss vs UTSA NCAA Football Game Picks 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Jack Abraham and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles go to Alamodome on Saturday where they'll take on the UTSA Roadrunners. UTSA opens this game as 16-point dogs. The Golden Eagles are 5-4-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Roadrunners are 4-3-2 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles played the UAB Blazers and won by a score of 37-2. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Eagles was Jack Abraham who went 17/22 with 164 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Kevin Perkins paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 79 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 94 yards via 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 15.7 yards per run. Quez Watkins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 87 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 17.4 yards per reception in the game. The Golden Eagles ran the football 34 times and racked up a total of 161 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per run. In the game, they totaled 56 plays which gave them a total of 325 yards. For the contest, the Golden Eagles earned 13 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 26 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. When it comes to their defensive performance, Southern Miss gave up 15 catches on 25 attempts for a total of 103 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Against the run, the Golden Eagles gave up 70 yards on 33 tries which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded 173 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Golden Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 30 points per contest, which has them at 62nd in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 123.2 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the conference. For total yardage, they sit in 7th in the conference and 61st in the nation with 3,794 yards. The Golden Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 25.8 points per contest putting them 6th in C-USA. In terms of yards rushing, Southern Miss is giving up 107.4 yards per contest which has them at 2nd in C-USA and 16th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per carry ranking them 2nd in Conference USA and 22nd in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 967 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Eagles have allowed 2,685 yards. Opponents are completing 59.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.4 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the UTSA Roadrunners played the Old Dominion Monarchs and earned the win by a score of 24-23. Running the show from under center for the Roadrunners was Lowell Narcisse who went 18/23 with 240 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Sincere McCormick paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 46 yards and he added 2 TD's for the contest. He rushed for 137 yards on 23 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per tote. Zakhari Franklin led the team in receiving yardage by earning 134 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 22.3 yards per catch in the game. The Roadrunners ended up rushing 42 times and generated 192 yards giving them an average of 4.6 yards per run. For the game, the Roadrunners racked up 22 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 80 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they ran 65 plays for 432 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, UTSA gave up 18 completions on 30 throws for a total of 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Against the run, the Roadrunners gave up 93 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 382 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Roadrunners come into this game with a record of 4-5. UTSA has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 172 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 56th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,548 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Roadrunners average 324.8 yards per game overall which has them at 114th in the nation and 11th in C-USA. The Roadrunners are conceding 32.2 points per contest which puts them at 11th in the conference and 100th in the country. In terms of points given up, they have given up 290 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 203.2 yards per game which puts them at 111th in the country and 12th in C-USA. For this season, they have conceded a total of 1,829 yards rushing and 19.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the country. They are allowing 201.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Roadrunners are currently ranked 4th in C-USA.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +16
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