Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (-42.5)
Bryant-Denny Stadium is the location where the Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) will take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-2) on Saturday. Southern Miss opens this game as 42.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 55.5.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head into this game 1-2 this season. In their last contest, the Golden Eagles faced the Troy Trojans and went home with a loss by a final score of 21-9. Frank Gore Jr. led the offense in rushing for the Golden Eagles with 15 totes for 31 yards (2.1 yds per carry). Ty Keyes finished 16/27 with 157 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 93.3 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Eagles gave up 49 yds on 32 tries, which is an average of 1.5 yards per rush surrendered. Southern Miss allowed 27 pass completions on 40 attempts for a total of 255 yards, and a completion rate of 67.5%. On the day, they had 66 plays which gave them a total of 156 yds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 39 different times and compiled -1 yds, which earned them an average of 0.0 yards per attempt.
Regarding scoring, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have an average of 17.7 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 139.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 88th in college football. The Golden Eagles have earned 856 yards in total this year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Southern Miss has compiled 2 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Southern Miss has a total of 55 first downs offensively, and they have committed 22 penalties for 183 yards. They have surrendered the football 7 times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Golden Eagles are giving up 614 yds which has them ranked 71st in college football. They are conceding 204.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.9%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 248.3 yards per game ranking them 24th in the country. They are allowing an average of 1.4 yards per rushing attempt and 43.7 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have given up 131 yards via the ground game in 3 outings. The Golden Eagles rank 48th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 17.3 PPG.
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The Crimson Tide come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last game, the Crimson Tide walked away with a victory by a final of 31-29 against the Florida Gators. Brian Robinson Jr. carried the football 14 times for 75 yds, finishing the game with 5.4 yards per carry for Alabama. Bryce Young (3 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 233 yards on 22/35 passing while his quarterback rating was 147.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.7. Alabama surrendered 43 run attempts for 258 yards (6.0 yards per rush). The Crimson Tide pass defense gave up a completion rate of 63.0%, relinquishing 181 yds on 17 for 27 passing. The Crimson Tide finished the game with 321 yards while they ran 62 plays (5.2 yds per play). Alabama ended up running for 3.3 yards per carry, totaling 88 yards on 27 carries.
The Alabama Crimson Tide average 415.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 64th in Division 1. The Alabama offense has totaled 251 penalty yds on 28 infractions, which ranks 10th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season so far, the Crimson Tide have thrown for a total of 853 passing yards in addition to an average of 284.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 29th in the country. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Crimson Tide rank 21st in Division 1 with 41.0 points per outing.
Alabama has given up a total of 394 yards via the ground game (131.3 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air and 175.7 yards per outing, which has them ranked 40th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide defense has participated in 187 plays, which ranks 46th in college football. The Crimson Tide are relinquishing 18.7 points per game, ranking them 54th in the country. This season, they have allowed 56 points.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -42.5
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