Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (-12)
The Tulane Green Wave (3-0) welcome the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-2) at Yulman Stadium on Saturday. Southern Miss opens this contest as 12-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 49.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Golden Eagles played the Northwestern State Demons and went home with a win by a final score of 64-10. Ty Keyes went 6/9 with 192 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 355.9 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Janari Dean was the rushing leader for the Golden Eagles with 8 attempts for 27 yards (3.4 yds per attempt). The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 41 different times and tallied 187 yards, which earned them an average of 4.6 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 71 plays for 587 yds. Southern Miss allowed 18 pass completions on 38 tries for 218 yds, and a completion percentage of 47.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Eagles conceded 16 yds on 27 attempts, which averages out to 0.6 yds per rush allowed.
The Golden Eagles have earned 1,217 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Southern Miss has compiled 5 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 8 different times. Southern Miss has recorded 52 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 25 infractions for 178 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 157.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 75th in the nation. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have an average of 32.7 PPG.
In terms of passing yards, the Golden Eagles have allowed 697 yds which has them ranked 80th in college football. They are allowing 232.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 55.6%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 377.0 yards/game putting them 81st in Division 1. They have yielded 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 3 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing an average of 3.5 yards per running attempt and 144.7 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have given up 434 rushing yards through 3 games. The Golden Eagles are ranked 60th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 23.0 PPG.
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The Green Wave step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Green Wave went home victorious with a score of 17-10 when they faced the Kansas State Wildcats. Iverson Celestine ran the ball 14 times for 52 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.7 yds per carry for Tulane. Michael Pratt (1 touchdown) ended the game with 176 yds on 13/26 passing while his quarterback rating was 104.2. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.8. Tulane surrendered 42 rushing attempts for 186 yds (4.4 yards per rush). The Green Wave secondary conceded a completion rate of 67.7%, surrendering 150 yards on 21 for 31 through the air. The Green Wave finished the contest with 336 yards while running 66 plays (5.1 yds per play). Tulane ran the ball for 4.0 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 160 yards on 40 attempts.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Green Wave currently rank 44th in Division 1 by scoring 37.0 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Green Wave currently sit at 748 yards via the pass as well as an average of 249.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 63rd in Division 1. The Tulane Green Wave maintain an average of 421.0 yards per contest, ranking them 67th in the country. The Tulane offense has racked up 100 yds of penalties on 13 infractions, which ranks them 113th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Green Wave are conceding 6.7 points per game, which has them sitting 6th in the nation. Tulane has allowed a total of 446 rushing yards (148.7 yards per game) in addition to 1 touchdown via the rush on the season. In total, they have conceded 20 pts. They have given up 1 FALSE through the air and 72.0 yards/game, which puts them in 1st in D-1. The Green Wave defense has taken part in 188 plays, which ranks 32nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +12
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