South Alabama Jaguars vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves - 11/29/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves at South Alabama Jaguars
Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Ladd-Peebles Stadium)
ARKST -13 O/U 56
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are set to visit Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama for a Sun Belt clash against the South Alabama Jaguars. The Arkansas State Red Wolves come into this matchup with a 7-4 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Georgia Southern Eagles, 38-33. Freshman QB Layne Hatcher had a big game through the air for Arkansas State as he connected on 19 of his 24 pass attempts for 354 yards and 4 TDs. Junior WR Jonathan Adams Jr. was the top target for Hatcher and the Red Wolves as he hauled in 7 catches for 158 yards and 2 TDs.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Georgia Southern Eagles as they allowed them to score 33 points and rack up a total of 474 yards of offense. Senior DB Darreon Jackson led the way for the Arkansas State defense with 11 tackles, 3 TFL, and half a sack. The Red Wolves were able to get into the Georgia Southern backfield a handful of times as senior DL Kevin Thurmon contributed 6 tackles, 3 TFL and 2 sacks while freshman CB Jarius Reimoneq pitched in 2 TFL.
The South Alabama Jaguars come into this matchup with a 1-10 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Georgia State Panthers, 28-15. Freshman QB Desmond Trotter had a solid game through the air for South Alabama as he threw for 218 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 interception. The ground game was bottled up for the Jaguars as senior RB Tra Minter ran for 70 yards on 18 carries.
The South Alabama Jaguars struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Georgia State Panthers as they allowed them to score 28 points and rack up a total of 384 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Nick Mobley led the way for the South Alabama defense with 7 tackles and 1 pass deflection. The Jaguars were able to get into the Georgia State backfield a handful of times as senior CB Travis Reed and senior DL Jeffery Whatley combined for 4 TFL.
The South Alabama Jaguars have been awful this season as they only have 1 win, and a majority of their problems have come on the offensive side of the ball as they are only scoring an average of 17 PPG. Arkansas State has a very good offense as they are averaging 431.7 yards per game, and a huge reason for their success has been WR Omar Bayless as he has compiled 1375 yards and 15 TDs. The Jaguars will have enough problems with stopping the Arkansas State aerial attack, but they have been just as bad on the ground as they are allowing over 200 rushing yards per game. The Red Wolves aren’t anything special on the defensive side of the ball, but their offense should have no problem blowing the doors open.