The Troy Trojans and Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles clash Saturday in a week 6 college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles look to get a game above a .500 record. The Troy Trojans look to build on their 3-2 record.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have lost 6 of their last 8 road games. Zach Wilcke is completing 60 percent of his passes for 503 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jakarius Caston and Jason Brownlee have combined for 487 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Jalen May has 2 receptions. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 130.8 yards per contest, and Frank Gore Jr. leads the way with 314 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing 23.3 points and 394.3 yards per game. Malik Shorts leads the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles with 36 tackles, Dominic Quewon has 3 sacks and Eric Scott Jr. has 2 interceptions.
The Troy Trojans have won 5 of their last 8 home games. Gunnar Watson is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,451 yards, 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Jabre Barber and Tez Johnson have combined for 636 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Deshon Stoudemire has 25 receptions. The Troy Trojans ground game is averaging 85 yards per contest, and DK Billingsley leads the way with 284 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Troy is allowing 22.2 points and 378.8 yards per game. Carlton Martial leads the Troy Trojans with 45 tackles, T.J. Jackson has 4 sacks and Terry Thomas has 1 interception.
The Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trojans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Golden Eagles last 6 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Trojans last 11 games overall.
The Troy Trojans are probably going to get the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, where they've played well over the years. However, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been the more impressive team in terms of competition, and they've covered 4 straight games on the road. The Troy Trojans have had issues finishing drives this year, as they're 11th in passing offense but 96th in scoring offense. Southern Miss may not win this game, but can hang around. Give me the free touchdown.