Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Eagles (-4.5)
The Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-4) are on their way to M. M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-3). Southern Miss opens as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves head into this matchup 2-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Red Wolves played against the James Madison Dukes and took a loss by a score of 42-20. James Blackman connected on 16/26 with 247 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 166.7 and finished the game with no interceptions. Brian Snead was the best rusher for the Red Wolves with 15 carries for 38 yards (2.5 yds per carry). The Arkansas State Red Wolves ended up running the ball 27 times and totaled 20 yds, which came out to an average of 0.7 yards per tote. On the day, they had 53 plays for 267 yds. Arkansas State surrendered 28 pass completions on 37 tries for a total of 394 yds, and a completion percentage of 75.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Red Wolves gave up 204 yards on 43 attempts, which calculates to 4.7 yards per rush allowed.
When talking about scoring points, the Arkansas State Red Wolves hold an average of 32.2 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 120.0 yards rushing giving them a rank of 100th in Division 1. The Red Wolves have tallied 2,237 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Arkansas State has amassed 9 touchdowns via the pass and 13 rushing touchdowns. Arkansas State has accrued 126 first downs as a team, and they have committed 36 infractions for 341 yds. They have turned the ball over 4 times.
The Red Wolves are ranked 106th in the country concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 31.8 PPG. They are allowing 3.9 yards per run and 135.3 rushing yards per game on the season. For the season, they have given up 812 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Red Wolves have given up 1,593 yards which puts them in 109th in the nation. They have relinquished 265.5 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.8%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 400.8 yards per contest which has them sitting 91st in college football. They have given up 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Golden Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this year. When they last played, the Golden Eagles took a loss by a score of 27-10 against the Troy Trojans. Frank Gore Jr. ran the football 15 times for 67 yards, finishing the contest with 4.5 yds per attempt for Southern Miss. Zach Wilcke (1 TD) ended the contest with 157 yards on 19/35 passing while his QB rating was 84.3. He tossed 3 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.5. Southern Miss gave up 35 attempts on the ground for 101 yards (2.9 yds per rush). The Golden Eagles passing defense conceded a completion rate of 70.8%, surrendering 237 yards on 17 out of 24 passing. The Golden Eagles finished the game with a total of 205 yards and they ran 61 plays (3.4 yards per play). Southern Miss ran the ball for 1.8 yards per carry, totaling 48 yds on 26 carries.
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Golden Eagles are 85th in Division 1 by tallying 27.0 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Golden Eagles have thrown for a total of 1,095 yards via the pass along with an average of 219.0 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 96th in Division 1. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 335.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 108th in college football. The Southern Miss offense has totaled 308 penalty yds on 38 violations, which is good for 56th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Southern Miss has given up a total of 739 yards on the ground (147.8 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns from the passing game and 236.2 yards/contest, which has them sitting 78th in the country. The Golden Eagles defense has participated in 363 plays, which is good for 33rd in D-1. The Golden Eagles are relinquishing 24.0 points per game, which has them 56th in D-1. This year, they have allowed 120 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Red Wolves/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Wolves +4.5
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