Game Day: Southern Miss vs. Tulane - 9/26/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (1-1) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet in a college football matchup from Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday.
The Tulane Green Wave come into this one at 1-1 looking to bounce back from a 27-24 loss to the Navy Midshipmen in their last outing. Keon Howard’s thrown for 299 yards and an interception on 43.6% passing while Tyjae Spears has a team-high 224 rushing yards. Cameron Carroll has 88 rushing yards with 4 rushing TDs this season, while Amare Jones and the aforementioned Howard each have a rushing score. Tyrick James leads the Green Wave in receiving with 3 grabs for 61 yards while Jha’Quan Jackson has 50 receiving yards this season. Marvin Moody and Cameron Sample each have a team-high 15 total tackles on the Tulane defense, with Moody sharing the team lead with 11 solo tackles while Sample has a pair of sacks. Chase Kuerschen has 13 total tackles with 11 solo tackles while Nick Anderson, Larry Brooks and Dorian Williams all have double-digit tackles for the Green Wave this season.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 31-30 loss to Louisiana Tech in their last matchup. Jack Abraham has thrown for 578 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception on 71.9% passing while Frank Gore Jr. had a team-high 71 rushing yards this season. Tim Jones leads the Southern Miss receiving group with 14 grabs for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Jason Brownlee has 10 grabs for 81 yards this season. Defensively, Malik Shorts leads the Golden Eagles with 25 total tackles including a team-high 10 solo tackles while Swayze Bozeman has 19 total tackles this season.
Tulane is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games against C-USA. Southern Miss is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game, as I really like Tulane and their ground attack, but the Green Wave really let one slip against a Navy team that they had dead to rights for much of that game. Southern Miss bounced back nicely even in defeat against Louisiana Tech and I like how the passing game has shown up for the Golden Eagles and Southern Miss has also been sturdy against the run this season. I’ll take a shot with Southern Miss and the free field goal in this one.