Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 9/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (+2)
The South Alabama Jaguars (4-7 last season) will go up against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-7 last year) at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday. South Alabama is 2-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 52.5.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended the season having a 3-7 mark. In their last game, the Golden Eagles played against the Florida Atlantic Owls and took home the win by a score of 45-31. Trey Lowe III was the rushing leader for the Golden Eagles with 16 attempts for 70 yards (4.4 yards per carry). Trey Lowe III connected on 13/19 with 209 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 185.0 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Golden Eagles conceded 164 yds on 34 attempts, which averages out to 4.8 yds per run allowed. Southern Miss conceded 17 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 162 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 67 plays for 514 yds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up rushing 48 different times and totaled 305 yards, which came out to an average of 6.4 yards per attempt.
The Golden Eagles tallied 3,720 total yards for the prior year. They surrendered the ball 16 times. Southern Miss earned 12 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns. Southern Miss earned 188 1st downs, and they were flagged for 44 penalties for 367 yards. As a team they maintained an average of 159.0 yards in the run game, ranking them 70th in the nation. When talking about scoring points, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles averaged 25.3 points per outing.
The Golden Eagles ranked 99th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 32.3 PPG. They gave up 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 181.2 rushing yards per contest over the course of last season. In total, they conceded 1,812 rushing yards through 10 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Golden Eagles allowed 2,208 yds which put them in 88th in the nation. During their 10 games played last season, they allowed 220.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 62.9%. They relinquished 24 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 17 touchdowns on the ground. They allowed 402.0 yards per outing which had them ranked 73rd in the country.
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The Jaguars ended the season with a 4-7 record. For their last game, the Jaguars went home defeated by a final of 29-0 against the Troy Trojans. Desmond Trotter ended the contest with 144 yards on 15/28 passing while his QB rating was 89.6. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 5.1. Desmond Trotter ran the ball 10 times for -24 yds, ending the game with -2.4 yards per carry for South Alabama. South Alabama ended up running for 1.9 yards per carry, finishing with 57 yards on 30 attempts. The Jaguars finished the game with 239 yards while running 67 plays (3.6 yards per play). The Jaguars passing defense gave up a completion rate of 81.0%, relinquishing 297 yards on 34 for 42 through the air. South Alabama surrendered 35 attempts on the ground for 117 yards (3.3 yds per carry).
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Jaguars were 113th in D-1 averaging 19.9 points per game. Last season, the Jaguars had a total of 2,719 yards via the pass along with averaging 247.2 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 48th in the nation. They had an average of 112.0 rushing yards per game and ran for 1,232 yards for the year. The South Alabama Jaguars had an average of 359.2 yards per contest which was good for 96th in the country. The South Alabama offense had 384 yds of penalties on 42 violations, which ranked 93rd in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. They threw 6 picks while surrendering 9 fumbles and they tallied 218 1st downs.
South Alabama conceded a total of 1,926 rushing yards (175.1 yards/game) and 22 touchdowns via the rush last season. They totaled 7 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions last season. They gave up 15 touchdowns through the air and 261.5 yards per game, which had them in 119th in D-1. The Jaguars defense took the field for 743 plays, which ranked 106th in college football. Last year, they surrendered 300 total points. The Jaguars gave up 27.3 PPG, which had them ranked 65th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +2
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