Troy Trojans vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Eagles (+16)
The Troy Trojans (9-2) are on their way to M. M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023 where they will meet the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-8). Troy opens this contest as 16-point favorites. The over/under is set at 47.5.
The Troy Trojans come into this matchup with a record of 9-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Trojans went up against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and earned the victory with a final of 31-24. Gunnar Watson finished 17/31 with 199 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 140.7 and finished the game with no interceptions. Kimani Vidal was the best rusher for the Trojans with 27 carries for 112 yds (4.1 yards per carry). The Troy Trojans ended up running the ball 36 different times and accumulated 148 yards, which is an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 367 yards. Troy allowed 29 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 282 yds, and a completion rate of 74.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Trojans gave up 66 yds on 25 tries, which is an average of 2.6 yards per rush allowed.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Troy Trojans have an average of 29.2 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 153.3 yards on the ground ranking this team at 73rd in the nation. The Trojans currently have 4,652 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Troy has earned 25 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Troy has tallied 229 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 63 penalties for 550 yards. They have surrendered the football 14 different times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Trojans have allowed 2,244 yards which ranks them 34th in the country. They have relinquished 204.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.1%. Overall, they have given up 301.4 yards/outing ranking them 13th in D-1. They have granted 12 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 3.1 yards per tote and 97.4 rushing yards per game for the season. Overall, they have allowed 1,071 yards via the ground game in 11 contests. The Trojans are ranked 9th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 16.6 PPG.
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The Golden Eagles come into this game with a record of 3-8 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Golden Eagles took a loss by a score of 41-20 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Billy Wiles (1 touchdown) ended the game with 89 yards on 9/16 passing while his quarterback rate was 111.1. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.6. Frank Gore Jr. ran the football 22 times for 66 yds, finishing the game with 3.0 yards per carry for Southern Miss. Southern Miss rushed for 2.6 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 105 yards on 41 attempts. The Golden Eagles finished the contest with a total of 246 yards while running 62 plays (4.0 yards per play). The Golden Eagles pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 44.4%, surrendering 144 yards on 12 for 27 through the air. Southern Miss surrendered 45 attempts on the ground for 238 yds (5.3 yards per carry).
Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Golden Eagles currently sit 92nd in the nation with 23.7 points per outing. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 359.5 yards per contest, which has them sitting 88th in Division 1. The Southern Miss offense has 512 penalty yards on 68 violations, which ranks 53rd in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 8 interceptions while conceding 6 fumbles and they have earned 224 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Golden Eagles have thrown for 2,156 passing yards as well as an average of 196.0 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 100th in Division 1. They hold an average of 163.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,799 yards overall.
The Golden Eagles are surrendering 35.8 points per game, which puts them 127th in college football. Southern Miss has given up a total of 2,037 rushing yards (185.2 yards per outing) in addition to 28 touchdowns rushing so far this season. This year, they have relinquished 394 points. They have given up 20 touchdowns from the passing game and 235.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 85th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles defense has participated in 682 plays, which is good for 20th in the nation. Their defense has tallied 7 fumbles and 8 picks so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans -16
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