Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (+5)
Aaron Allen and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs travel to M. M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The odds on this game have Southern Miss as 5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 54.5.
The last time they played last season, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs went up against the Miami Hurricanes and took home the victory by a score of 14-0. Justin Henderson paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 95 yards by way of 22 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Malik Stanley led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 75 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 25.0 yards per catch in this outing. J'Mar Smith went 13/28 with 163 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick for the contest.
The Bulldogs step onto the field after holding a record of 10-3 for last season. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 32.5 points per game, ranking them 35th in the nation. As a team, they averaged 168.4 rushing yards per contest which was 4th in the conference. For total yards, they ranked 2nd in the conference and 36th in the nation with 5,678 yards. They are a team that had one of the most potent offenses in Conference USA and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Bulldogs had one of the top tier defenses in D-1 giving up 21.8 points per game, putting them 3rd in the conference and 30th in the country. When it comes to yards on the ground, Louisiana Tech allowed 140.6 yards per game putting them 6th in the conference and 48th in the nation. They allowed teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush ranking them 4th in C-USA and 37th in college football overall. In total, they allowed 1,828 rushing yards through 13 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulldogs conceded 3,491 yards. Teams completed 60% of the throws they attempted against them and averaged 6.8 yards per attempt.
Last week the Southern Miss Golden Eagles went up against the South Alabama Jaguars and left there with a loss by a score of 32-21. Frank Gore Jr. paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 32 yards by way of 12 carries which gave him an average of 2.7 yards per carry. Tim Jones led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 139 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 23.2 yards per catch for that contest. Jack Abraham went 22/32 with 314 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Golden Eagles come into this game after finishing with a record of 7-6. Southern Miss didn't do much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 117.8 yards per game, putting them 121st in Division 1. As a unit, they compiled a total of 1,531 rushing yards through 13 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Golden Eagles averaged 407.3 yards per contest overall which had them at 62nd in D-1 and 6th in C-USA. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Golden Eagles ranked 5th in Conference USA and 80th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 26.6 points per game.
The Golden Eagles allowed 26.2 points per contest ranking them 7th in C-USA and 55th in the nation. Their passing defense was middle of the road in the country. They allowed 236.7 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Eagles ranked 10th in the conference. When talking about points given up, they gave up 341 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they allowed 115.8 yards per contest ranking them 18th in the nation and 1st in Conference USA. For the 2019 season, they gave up 1,505 yards on the ground.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +5
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