Tulane Green Wave vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (-11)
Desmond Trotter and the South Alabama Jaguars play the Tulane Green Wave at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The spread on this contest has Tulane as 11-point favorites. The total is set at 53.5.
In their last game of 2019, the Tulane Green Wave faced the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and ended up getting the win by a score of 30-13. Cameron Carroll led the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 48 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 5.3 yards per carry. Jalen McCleskey led the team in receiving yardage by earning 87 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 43.5 yards per reception in this outing. Leading the way at QB for the Green Wave was Justin McMillan who went 13/18 with 215 yards via the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Green Wave head into this game after finishing 7-6 for 2019. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33.1 points per game, ranking them 32nd in D-1. As a team, they averaged 244.7 rushing yards per contest which was 2nd in the AAC. For total yards, they sat at 5th in the AAC and 26th in D-1 with 5,860 yards. They are a team that had one of the most potent offenses in the AAC and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Green Wave had one of the middle tier defenses in the country allowing 26.3 points per contest, ranking them 5th in the conference and 56th in Division 1. When it comes to passing yards, the Green Wave allowed 2,679 yards. Opponents completed 54.2% of the throws they attempted against them and averaged 6.9 yards per try. In regard to yards rushing, Tulane allowed 156.7 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the American Athletic Conference and 64th in college football. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush which had them at 6th in the AAC and 74th in Division 1 overall. In total, they conceded 2,037 yards rushing through 13 contests.
Last week the South Alabama Jaguars took on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with the win by a score of 32-21. Carlos Davis led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 40 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 85 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.7 yards per carry. Jalen Tolbert was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 169 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 28.2 yards per reception in this contest. Running the show from under center for the Jaguars was Desmond Trotter who went 16/27 with 299 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 interceptions on this day.
The Jaguars head into this matchup after finishing last season 2-10. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jaguars had one of the worst offenses in the country. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Jaguars ranked 10th in the Sun Belt Conference and 121st out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 18.4 points per game. South Alabama made teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 171.4 yards per game, which had them at 54th in college football. As a team, they had a total of 2,057 rushing yards through 12 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Jaguars averaged 330.3 yards per contest overall putting them 114th in the nation and 9th in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Jaguars gave up 30.7 points per game which put them at 5th in the Sun Belt and 89th in D-1. In discussing points allowed, they gave up 368 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they allowed 192.3 yards per game ranking them 97th in college football and 6th in the Sun Belt Conference. For the 2019 season, they conceded 2,308 yards rushing. Their pass defense was one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They gave up 216.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jaguars ranked 4th in the Sun Belt.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +11
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