Troy Trojans vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Eagles (+8.5)
M. M. Roberts Stadium is where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-1) will compete against the Troy Trojans (1-1) on Saturday. Southern Miss opens this game as 8.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 50.
The Troy Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Trojans faced the Liberty Flames and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 21-13. Kimani Vidal led the offense in rushing for the Trojans with 11 carries for 38 yds (3.5 yds per attempt). Taylor Powell went 18/25 with 211 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 148.1 and finished the contest with 1 interception. On the ground, the Trojans conceded 185 yds on 47 tries, which is an average of 3.9 yds per rush surrendered. Troy gave up 13 pass completions on 18 tries for 154 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.2%. Overall, they had 49 plays which gave them 232 yards. The Troy Trojans ran the football 24 different times and totaled 21 yds, earning them an average of 0.9 yards per tote.
The Trojans have earned 464 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Troy has amassed 2 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Troy has accrued 28 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 3 infractions for 25 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 82.0 yards rushing giving them a rank of 105th in the country. When talking about scoring, the Troy Trojans are sitting at 34.0 PPG.
The Trojans are sitting in 35th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 12.0 points per game. They are allowing an average of 2.9 yards per rushing attempt and 40.5 rushing yards per game on the campaign. During the season, they have given up 81 yards via the running game in 2 contests. Concerning passing yardage, the Trojans have given up 108 yds which ranks them 14th in D-1. They are allowing 54.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 57.1%. During this campaign, they are conceding 94.5 yards/game ranking them 15th in D-1.
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The Golden Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this year. For their last game, the Golden Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 37-0 against the Grambling State Tigers. Trey Lowe III (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 99 yds on 10/13 passing while his quarterback rate was 166.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.6. Frank Gore Jr. carried the rock 21 times for 162 yds, ending the game with 7.7 yds per carry for Southern Miss. Southern Miss ran for 6.1 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 292 yds on 48 carries. The Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 441 yds while running 72 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Golden Eagles secondary allowed a completion rate of 50.0%, surrendering 90 yds on 16 for 32 passing. Southern Miss relinquished 27 rush attempts for 51 yds (1.9 yds per carry).
When it comes to how much they score, the Golden Eagles are sitting 101st in college football holding an average of 22.0 points per contest. For the season so far, the Golden Eagles have thrown for a total of 133 yards through the air as well as an average of 66.5 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 127th in college football. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles maintain an average of 129.5 yards per contest, which ranks them 128th in D-1. The Southern Miss offense has accrued 74 penalty yards on 8 infractions, which is good for 97th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
Southern Miss has allowed a total of 31 rushing yards (15.5 yards/game) and 1 touchdown rushing so far this season. They have given up 2 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 134.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 45th in the nation. The Golden Eagles defense has taken the field for 56 plays, which is 14th in college football. The Golden Eagles are surrendering 15.5 PPG, ranking them 49th in college football. In total, they have surrendered 31 total points.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Trojans -8.5
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