Troy Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Troy (-4)
Desmond Trotter and the South Alabama Jaguars (4-6) play the Troy Trojans (4-5) at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2020. South Alabama opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The total has been set at 60.
The last time they took the field, the Troy Trojans took the field against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and left there with a loss by a score of 47-10. Jamontez Woods led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 43 yards on 10 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per carry. Kaylon Geiger led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 41 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 13.7 yards per reception in this outing. Gunnar Watson went 13/20 with 125 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception for the game.
The Trojans have tallied 3,464 total yards for this campaign. As a team they're averaging 102.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 117th in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Troy has earned 17 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning putting points on the board, the Troy Trojans are averaging 26.0 points per outing. The Trojans are ranked 61st in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 26.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 178.0 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,602 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Trojans have given up 2,103 yards which ranks them 110th in the country. During their 9 games, they are conceding 233.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.0%. During this campaign, they are conceding 411.7 yards/game putting them at 80th in the nation.
For his career, Watson has thrown for a total of 1,718 yds with 12 TD's and 6 picks. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 28 times totaling -90 rushing yards. His QB rating is 134.2 with a touchdown rate of 4.7% and an interception rate of 2.3%. He is throwing for 132.2 yds per outing. Gunnar Watson has connected on 173 of his attempted career 257 passes for a completion percentage of 67.3%.
In their last outing, the South Alabama Jaguars took on the Arkansas State Red Wolves and notched a win by a score of 38-31. Carlos Davis paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 31 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 2.6 yards per carry. Jalen Tolbert was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 252 yards on 10 catches. He earned an average of 25.2 yards per catch in this game. Desmond Trotter went 16/22 with 242 yards by way of passing and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
When discussing how much they score, the Jaguars rank 104th in the nation by tallying 21.9 points per outing. For the year so far, the Jaguars currently have a total of 2,537 passing yards as well as an average of 253.7 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the country. They maintain an average of 117.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,175 yards in total. The South Alabama Jaguars hold an average of 371.2 yards/outing ranking them 84th in the country. The Jaguars are relinquishing 27.1 PPG, which has them 63rd in the country. In total, they have conceded 271 points in total. South Alabama has allowed a total of 1,809 rushing yards (180.9 yards/game) and 22 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have conceded 12 touchdowns through the air and 258.0 yards/outing, which has them in 104th in college football.
Trotter has thrown 19 TD's while tossing 5 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 6.0% and his interception percentage is 1.6%. He has run for 224 yards on 135 attempts. He averages 162.1 yards per game through the air with a 148.7 QB rating. In 16 games in his collegiate career, Desmond Trotter has completed 201 of his 317 attempts for 2,593 yds.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans -4
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