Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Rice Owls Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Rice Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (-3)
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-3) are on their way to Rice Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Rice Owls (1-3). Southern Miss opens as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 45.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Golden Eagles played the Alabama Crimson Tide and took a loss by a final of 63-14. Ty Keyes connected on 11/24 with 131 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 110.9 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Ty Keyes was the rushing leader for the Golden Eagles with 12 attempts for 41 yards (3.4 yds per carry). The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 33 different times and accrued 82 yards, which had them averaging 2.5 yards per carry. Overall, they had 57 plays for 213 yards. Southern Miss gave up 23 pass completions on 26 attempts for a total of 395 yards, and a completion percentage of 88.5%. On the ground, the Golden Eagles gave up 211 yards on 33 attempts, which averages out to 6.4 yds per rush surrendered.
The Golden Eagles have tallied 1,067 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Southern Miss has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 8 different times. Southern Miss has tallied 66 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 27 infractions for 219 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 124.3 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 101st in college football. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are sitting at 16.8 points per game.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Golden Eagles are conceding 1,009 yards which has them sitting in 110th in D-1. They have conceded 252.3 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 69.3%. For the year, they have yielded 337.8 yards per contest which puts them 68th in the country. They have yielded 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 3 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for 2.7 yards per run and 85.5 yards on the ground per game this year. During the season, they have conceded 342 yards on the ground through 4 games. The Golden Eagles rank 103rd in the country regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 28.8 points per contest.
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The Owls step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Owls got the win with a final of 48-34 against the Texas Southern Tigers. Jake Constantine (1 TD) finished the contest with 271 yards on 18/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 182.9. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 11.8. Jordan Myers carried the ball 26 times for 160 yds, ending the game with 6.2 yards per attempt for Rice. Rice rushed the ball for 6.7 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 349 yards on 52 attempts. The Owls finished the game with 620 yards and they ran 75 plays (8.3 yards per play). The Owls secondary allowed a completion rate of 55.6%, surrendering 357 yards on 20 out of 36 through the air. Rice allowed 35 running attempts for 104 yds (3.0 yards per carry).
The Rice Owls maintain an average of 356.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 97th in the country. The Rice offense has 225 penalty yards on 29 infractions, ranking them 32nd in college football in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign to this point, the Owls have earned 712 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 178.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 107th in college football. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Owls currently sit 116th in the country averaging 18.0 PPG.
The Owls are giving up 43.5 points per game, which has them 140th in D-1. Rice has given up a total of 920 rushing yards (230.0 yards per outing) and 16 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. This season, they have conceded 174 total points. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 231.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 88th in the nation. The Owls defense has taken part in 266 plays, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +3
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