Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Raiders (-16.5)
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium is the location where the MTSU Blue Raiders (3-4) will take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-6) on Saturday. MTSU opens this contest as 16.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-6 this year. The last time they took the field, the Golden Eagles faced off with the UAB Blazers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 34-0. Jake Lange went 3/10 with 18 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 45.1 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Frank Gore Jr. was the rushing leader for the Golden Eagles with 13 totes for 40 yds (3.1 yards per attempt). The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 35 different times and compiled 75 yds, which is an average of 2.1 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 51 plays which gave them 107 yards. Southern Miss allowed 11 completions on 20 attempts for a total of 165 yds, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. Against the run, the Golden Eagles conceded 223 yds on 42 tries, which is an average of 5.3 yards per run allowed.
The Golden Eagles have tallied 1,806 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Southern Miss has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 15 times. Southern Miss has tallied 113 first downs, and they have been hurt by 59 infractions for 476 yds. As a unit they have an average of 92.0 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 124th in the nation. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have an average of 14.1 points per contest.
When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Eagles are allowing 1,508 yds which has them ranked 53rd in the country. They are conceding 215.4 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.8%. Overall, they are granting 352.6 yards per outing which ranks them 61st in Division 1. They have yielded 13 touchdowns by air as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 137.1 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Overall, they have given up 960 rushing yards through 7 contests. The Golden Eagles rank 98th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 28.4 PPG.
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The Blue Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for this season. When they last played, the Blue Raiders got the win with a final of 44-13 when they played the Connecticut Huskies. Chaton Mobley carried the football 13 times for 48 yds, finishing the game with 3.7 yds per carry for MTSU. Chase Cunningham (4 TDs) ended the contest with 297 yds on 25/36 passing while his QB rating was 175.4. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.3. MTSU conceded 28 rush attempts for 67 yds (2.4 yards per rush). The Blue Raiders passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 56.8%, surrendering 237 yds on 21 for 37 through the air. The Blue Raiders finished the contest with a total of 473 yds and they ran 84 plays (5.6 yards per play). MTSU ran the football for 3.5 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 155 yds on 44 carries.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Blue Raiders rank 60th in college football maintaining an average of 29.6 PPG. For the year to this point, the Blue Raiders currently sit at 1,754 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 250.6 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 50th in Division 1. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 349.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 104th in the country. The MTSU offense has accrued 402 penalty yds on 47 violations, which is good for 62nd in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
MTSU has yielded a total of 1,186 rushing yards (169.4 yards per outing) and 13 touchdowns rushing so far this season. They have given up 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 248.7 yards/outing, ranking them 111th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders defense has participated in 528 plays, which is good for 110th in the country. The Blue Raiders are relinquishing 28.7 PPG, which has them ranked 100th in the nation. In total, they have given up 201 points.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +16.5
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