Idaho Vandals vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (5-5) at Idaho Vandals (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Kibbie Dome)
The Line: Idaho Vandals -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars will travel to play the Idaho Vandals in a Sun Belt Conference college football game on Saturday.
The Idaho Vandals are 6-4 (4-2) this season after beating Texas State by a score of 47-14 in their last game. Idaho has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 4th in the Sun Belt standings. The Idaho offense is averaging 26.4 points per game with 137.1 rushing yards and 249 passing yards per game. Matt Linehan is completing 61.6% of his passes for 2446 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Idaho. Aaron Duckworth has rushed for 564 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Isaiah Saunders has added 343 yards and 3 touchdowns for Idaho. Deon Watson has caught 33 passes for 523 yards and 1 touchdown, while Trent Cowan has added 40 catches for 475 yards and 4 scores for the Vandals. The Idaho defense is giving up 31.4 points per game with 147.9 rushing yards and 264.8 passing yards per game. Tony Lashley has led the Idaho defense with 70 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Jordan Jayshawn has added 69 tackles and 3 interceptions. Austin Rehkow has gone 22-24 on field goals, with a long of 50 yards.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 5-5 (1-5) this season after beating Presbyterian by a score of 31-7 in their last game. South Alabama is still looking to gain bowl eligibility and will need to win one of their last two games. The South Alabama offense is averaging 24.3 points per game with 138.6 rushing yards and 235.9 passing yards per game. Cole Garvin is completing 55.7% of his passes for 457 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for South Alabama. Xavier Johnson has rushed for 550 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Thomas Tyreis has added 300 yards and 6 scores for the Jaguars. Gerald Everett has caught 42 passes for 643 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Tyrone Williams has added 25 catches for 289 yards and 1 touchdown for South Alabama. The South Alabama defense is giving up 24 points per game with 201.6 rushing yards and 172.2 passing yards per game. Roman Buchanan has led the Jaguars defense with 73 tackles and 8 tackles for loss, while Darrell Songy has added 72 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Gavin Patterson has gone 9-15 on field goals, with a long of 40 yards.
South Alabama is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 4-1-1 in South Alabama’s last 6 conference games. Idaho is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on turf. The over is 15-6 in Idaho’s last 21 November games.
Idaho has played well in their last few games and will be at home for this matchup. South Alabama is trying to get to 6 wins, but has struggled in conference play. South Alabama has the better defense in this matchup and I like them on the road here.