North Texas Mean Green vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-4) at North Texas Mean Green (4-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Apogee Stadium)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will travel to play the North Texas Mean Green in a Conference USA college football game on Saturday.
The North Texas Mean Green are 4-6 (2-4) this season after losing to Western Kentucky by a score of 45-7 in their last game. North Texas has lost 3 games in a row and is currently in 4th of the C-USA West standings. The North Texas offense is averaging 26.4 points per game with 142.4 rushing yards and 193 passing yards per game. Alec Morris is completing 55.3% of his passes for 358 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for North Texas. Jeffery Wilson (Doubtful) has rushed for 833 yards and 13 touchdowns, while Willy Ivery has added 281 yards and 4 scores for the Mean Green. Terian Goree has caught 36 passes for 328 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Thaddeous Thompson has added 32 catches for 431 yards and 1 touchdown for North Texas. The North Texas defense is giving up 31.1 points per game with 204.2 rushing yards and 207.6 passing yards per game. Kishawn McClain has led the Mean Green defense with 66 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions, while Brandon Garner has added 42 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. Trevor Moore has gone 5-8 on field goals, with a long of 51 yards.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-5 (3-3) this season after losing to Old Dominion by a score of 51-35 in their last game. Southern Miss has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 3rd in the C-USA West standings. The Southern Miss offense is averaging 33.7 points per game with 185.2 rushing yards and 300.7 passing yards per game. Nick Mullens is completing 60.8% of his passes for 2584 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for Southern Miss. Ito Smith has rushed for 1081 yards and 13 touchdowns, while George Payne has added 436 yards and 1 touchdown for Southern Miss. Allenzae Staggers has caught 46 passes for 831 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Ito Smith has added 35 catches for 323 yards and 1 score for the Golden Eagles. The Southern Miss defense is giving up 31 points per game with 167.3 rushing yards and 166.6 passing yards per game. D’Nerius Antoine has led the Golden Eagles defense with 66 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Dylan Bradley has added 56 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. Parker Shaunfield has gone 12-13 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.
Southern Miss is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 November games for Southern Miss. North Texas is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 November games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 conference games for North Texas.
Both of these teams come into this game trying to fight to gain bowl eligibility, but both teams have played poorly in recent games. North Texas is at home, but Southern Miss has the better offensive attack. Southern Miss seems to be the slightly better team and should win this game as long as Nick Mullens in healthy. I like Southern Miss here.