New Mexico State vs. South Alabama - 12/2/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (4-7) at New Mexico State Aggies (5-6)
College Football: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm (Aggie Memorial Stadium)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
On Saturday down at Aggie Memorial Stadium, the South Alabama Jaguars and the New Mexico State Aggies will be meeting up in college football action.
South Alabama comes into this game with a 4-7 record overall. The Jaguars are just 1-3 in their last four outings, falling to Georgia State, Louisiana and Georgia Southern in that span. In the Jaguars’ last appearance, QB Cole Garvin put up 102 yards and a pick.
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So far this year, Dallas Davis leads the South Alabama passing attack with 1292 yards, eight touchdowns and six INTs, while Xavier Johnson is the top rusher with 445 yards and six TDs. Heading up the Jaguars receiving corps is Jamarius Way with 674 yards and three scores.
Over on the New Mexico State side, they’re sitting at 5-6 overall. The Aggies are 2-2 in their last four, falling to Arkansas State and Louisiana and beating Texas State and Idaho in that time. In that Idaho game, Aggies QB Nick Jeanty put up 231 yards with an INT.
On the season, Jeanty has 389 yards with one TD and four INTs, and Larry Rose is the top New Mexico State RB with 755 yards and nine scores. Jaleel Scott leads the Aggies receivers on 908 yards and eight TDs.
The Jaguars are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight-up loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. South Alabama is also 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games.
Meanwhile, the Aggies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS loss and 9-3-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record. New Mexico State is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven on turf and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win.
South Alabama looked lost in their last game, giving up 356 yards and five touchdowns on the ground to a previously winless Georgia Southern team. As for New Mexico State, they haven’t exactly looked solid over their last handful of games, but I can’t trust the Jaguars for much of anything right now. I’ll take the Aggies to cover here.