Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 26, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -24 -- Over/Under:
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles look to add to two straight victories with a big road win. Nick Mullens is completing 64 percent of his passes for 919 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Mullens has a touchdown pass in five straight games. Casey Martin and D.J. Thompson have combined for more than 350 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Korey Robertson has eight receptions. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 207 yards per contest, and Jalen Richard leads the way with 322 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Southern Miss is allowing 30 points and 407.3 yards per game. D'Nerius Antoine leads the Golden Eagles with 17 tackles, Dylan Bradley has three sacks and Kalan Reed has an interception. Deshadrick Truly is questionable.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to rebound after their overtime loss to the Miami Hurricanes. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 56.9 percent of his passes for 898 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Armstrong has a touchdown pass in nine straight games. Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have combined for more than 450 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Stanley Morgan Jr. has nine receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 179 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 323 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 26 points and 451.3 yards per game. Nate Gerry leads the Cornhuskers with 18 tackles, Freedom Akinmoladun has two sacks and Daniel Davie has four pass deflections. Vincent Valentine is questionable.
The Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 5-12-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Cornhuskers are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Not sure how Nebraska bounces back from such an emotional game, but Southern Miss is a struggling program that's been flat out beat up against above-average comp. We're talking about a Golden Eagles program that's lost eight of their last 11 games SU. Give me the Cornhuskers in a blowout.