Southern Miss vs. North Texas - 9/30/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (2-2) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm (MM Roberts Stadium)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Conference USA action on the gridiron as the North Texas Mean Green will face off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in week 5 college football action.
The North Texas Mean Green will look to build on their conference play opening victory in week 4, a 46-43 victory over UAB that pushed North Texas’ record to 2-2 overall this season. Mason Fine threw for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns on 15 of 29 passing. Jeffery Wilson racked up 211 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Nic Smith chipped in 40 rushing yards and a touchdown with his 8 carries. Kelvin Smith led the team with 4 catches for 82 yards, while Michael Lawrence, Jalen Guyton and Turner Smiley each added a receiving TD with Lawrence adding 3 catches for 64 yards. North Texas combined for 4 sacks and an interception, led by a pair of sacks from Joshua Wheeler as North Texas allowed 395 yards of total offense to the Blazers and 12 for 19 on 3rd down.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will look to carry momentum from back-to-back wins into their conference opener, after defeating Louisiana-Monroe by a final score of 28-17 to improve to 2-1 this season. Kwadra Griggs threw for 250 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception on 17 of 32 passing, while also putting up 57 yards on 14 carries. Ito Smith racked up 219 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries while Allenzae Staggers led the team with 4 catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Korey Roberson also contributed 3 catches for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win. A Racheem Boothe sack highlighted a Southern Miss held ULM to just 330 yards of total offense and a 3 for 16 mark on 3rd down.
North Texas is 5-2 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Southern Miss is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
North Texas hasn’t fared particularly well against the spread in conference, but I liked what I saw from the Mean Green in their conference opener. Southern Miss obliterated ULM on the ground, but these two teams run virtually the same run-heavy offense, so I think that getting near double digit points with North Texas should be the play here.