Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UAB Blazers
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Legion Field
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Miss (+17)
Tate Whatley and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7) are headed to Legion Field on Friday where they'll take on the UAB Blazers (4-3). The odds on this game have UAB as 17-point favorites. The over/under opens at 51.
The last time they played, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles played the UTSA Roadrunners and added a loss to their record by a score of 23-20. Frank Gore Jr. led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 70 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per run. Tim Jones led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 65 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 13.0 yards per catch for that game. Tate Whatley went 22/39 with 272 yards by way of passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick for the game.
When it comes to scoring, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles hold an average of 23.1 points per game. As a team they have an average of 142.8 yards rushing ranking them 81st in Division 1. The Golden Eagles have racked up 3,206 yards in total for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Southern Miss has earned 10 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning passing yards, the Golden Eagles have conceded 2,046 yds which ranks them 120th in the country. In total, they have yielded 410.4 yards per game putting them at 77th in college football. The Golden Eagles sit in 94th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 32.4 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.5 yards per rush and 183.1 rushing yards per contest so far this year. In their 9 games, they have conceded 227.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.7%. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,648 running yards through 9 contests.
For his career, Whatley has thrown for a total of 1,110 yards with 7 TD's and 5 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 98 times for a total of 217 yards. His QB rating is 116.8 with a touchdown percentage of 4.1% and an interception percentage of 3.0%. He is averaging 85.4 yards per contest. Tate Whatley has connected on 91 of his attempted career 169 tosses for a completion percentage of 53.8%.
In their last game, the UAB Blazers went up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and left there with a loss by a score of 37-34. Spencer Brown led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in this contest. He rushed for a total of 140 yards via 29 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per run. Austin Watkins Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 95 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 15.8 yards per reception for the game. Tyler Johnston III went 4/9 with 81 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception.
During this campaign thus far, the Blazers currently have a total of 1,343 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 191.9 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 101st in Division 1. The UAB Blazers have an average of 398.6 yards/game which is good for 65th in Division 1. They are averaging 206.7 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,447 yards for this season. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Blazers currently sit 53rd in the nation scoring 30.4 points per outing. The Blazers are giving up 23.4 points per game, which puts them 43rd in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 164 total points. UAB has allowed a total of 1,045 yards rushing (149.3 yards per contest) as well as 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have given up 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 178.9 yards/contest, which has them sitting 23rd in D-1.
In the 33 games in his college career, Tyler Johnston III has connected on 264 of 448 tries for a total of 3,960 yards. He averages 120.0 passing yards per contest with a 144.9 QB rating. Johnston III has passed for 31 TD's compared to 25 picks in his career. He has run for 620 yds on 181 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 6.9% and his interception percentage is 5.6%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +17
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