South Alabama Jaguars vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/23/13
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (5-5) at South Alabama Jaguars (3-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Ladd Peebles Stadium)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -3.5 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun Belt Conference
Ladd-Peebles Stadium and the South Alabama Jaguars host the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
Louisiana-Monroe was trying to save their season with a postseason bid in their grasp with three consecutive victories before Arkansas State put those plans on hold in a decisive 42-14 decision. The Red Wolves were too much on both sides of the ball with almost 500 yards of offense, while the Warhawks were limited to 328 yards and a 2-14 mark on third down conversions. The ground game was very good when the Warhawks ran with 137 yards and five yards per touch with Kolton Browning leading the way with 55 yards on 13 carries. However the normally dependable signal caller struggled in the air with a 17-37 effort for 191 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of picks.
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South Alabama appeared to be headed for a Bowl berth a few short weeks ago but three consecutive defeats has the Jaguars needing a sweep of their final three games. USA faced Navy last time out and got a bird's eye view of their option for the first time and struggled to stop it with the Midshipmen rolling up over 500 total yards with 351 coming on the ground. The Jaguars never got going on the offnsive end with 300 yards so the 43-14 final was no surprise when looking over the boxscore. The rushing attack averaged a little more then three yards ber shot which placed the focus of moving the chains on the arm of Ross Metheny which hasn't been a bad option. Metheny connected on 18-27 for 160 yards and two touchdowns but USA needed much more.
The Jaguars scare me a little bit with their ability to throw but Browning is no slouch when it comes to putting the ball in the air so I'm tempted to take the points in a must-win game...