Troy Trojans at South Alabama Jaguars - 10/20/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Troy Trojans at South Alabama Jaguars - 10/20/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Troy Trojans (5-1) at South Alabama Jaguars (3-3)

College Football: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Ladd Peebles Stadium)

The Line: South Alabama Jaguars +8 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Ladd-Peebles Stadium and the South Alabama Jaguars get ready for weekday college football when the Troy Trojans visit.

The Troy Trojans are out to take control of the Sun Belt college football standings with a win at South Alabama. The Trojans come off a 31-21 victory versus visiting Georgia State as a 20 point favorite.  The Panthers won the yardage battle 418-363 but Troy forced three turnovers which was decisive. Jordan Chunn was the only Troy runner that did anything with 91 yards and a score on 32 carries which wasn’t enough to worry Georgia State. Trojans quarterback Brandon Silvers completed 20-35 for 235 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception with top receiver Deondre Douglas making six receptions including a 29 yard TD strike.

The South Alabama Jaguars have been all over the college football map and I’m finding them difficult to figure out. I figured the Jaguars out in a 17-7 defeat at Arkansas State; not enough scoring. USA was outgained 297-255 but a pair of turnovers hurts so much more when moving the chains is a struggle. South Alabama had no success rushing the football with just a two yard average. That put the pressure on Jaguars quarterback Dallas Davis who connected on 9-15 for 146 yards and an interception with Cole Garvin going 3-12 for 48 yards while Gerald Everett was the offensive star with five receptions for 125 yards. 

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Troy are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and the under is 5-0 in Troy last 5 games following a straight up win while the under is 6-0 in Troy last 6 conference games. USA are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and the over is 4-0 in USA last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record while the over is 8-1-1 in USA last 10 home games.

From what I have seen from Troy, they could be the best in the Sun Belt although I warn about having too much faith in them because that’s when they fall on their face..

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Mark’s Pick Troy -8

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