Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (-13)
The South Alabama Jaguars (2-1) welcome the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-2) at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday. South Alabama opens this game as 13-point favorites. The over/under is set at 60.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Bulldogs faced the Clemson Tigers and ended up losing by a score of 48-20. Marquis Crosby was the best rusher for the Bulldogs with 12 totes for 7 yds (0.6 yards per carry). Parker McNeil connected on 23/42 with 311 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 115.3 and finished the game with 2 picks. In the running game, the Bulldogs gave up 280 yards on 39 attempts, which averages out to 7.2 yards per run allowed. Louisiana Tech gave up 20 pass completions on 35 attempts for a total of 241 yards, and a completion rate of 57.1%. Overall, they ran 64 plays which converted into 317 yds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ran the ball 21 times and recorded 6 yds, which came out to an average of 0.3 yards per carry.
The Bulldogs have tallied 1,177 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Louisiana Tech has totaled 7 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 8 times. Louisiana Tech has accrued 58 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 18 penalties for 143 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 104.7 yards rushing which ranks them 113th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are sitting at 32.0 points per outing.
The Bulldogs rank 122nd in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 39.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.9 yards per tote and 249.0 yards on the ground per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 747 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning passing yards, the Bulldogs are allowing 637 yds which puts them in 68th in the nation. They are conceding 212.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 53.1%. Overall, they are allowing 461.3 yards per game which puts them 122nd in the country. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 10 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Jaguars come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Jaguars walked away with a loss by a score of 32-31 against the UCLA Bruins. Carter Bradley (1 TD) ended the contest with 237 yards on 26/36 passing while his QB rating was 131.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.6. La'Damian Webb carried the football 16 times for 124 yards, finishing the contest with 7.8 yards per carry for South Alabama. The Jaguars finished the game with a total of 399 yards while they ran 70 plays (5.7 yards per play). South Alabama rushed the football for 4.8 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 162 yards on 34 carries. South Alabama gave up 37 rush attempts for 144 yards (3.9 yds per carry). The Jaguars passing defense allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 263 yds on 20 out of 30 through the air.
The South Alabama Jaguars maintain an average of 469.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 40th in D-1. The South Alabama offense has racked up 215 penalty yds on 23 infractions, which is 36th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Jaguars currently have a total of 906 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 302.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the country. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Jaguars rank 33rd in Division 1 with 39.0 points per game.
The Jaguars are giving up 21.0 points per game, which puts them 52nd in college football. South Alabama has surrendered a total of 284 yards rushing (94.7 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns on the ground on the season. In total, they have surrendered 63 points. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air and 212.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 64th in college football. The Jaguars defense has been on the field for 195 plays, which is good for 48th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars -13
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