South Alabama vs. Jackson State - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jackson State Tigers at South Alabama Jaguars
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Ladd-Peebles Stadium)
The Line: South Alabama -26.5 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Jackson State Tigers and South Alabama Jaguars meet Saturday in college football action at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The Jackson State Tigers look for a victory after losing to Bethune-Cookman in their season opener on Sunday. The Jackson State Tigers have lost three of their last five road games. Derrick Ponder completed eight of his 21 passes for 130 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Ponder obviously has to be more effective if the Tigers are going to hang around. D.D. Bowie and Terrell Kennedy III have combined for 158 receiving yards on seven catches while Warren Newman has five receptions. The Jackson State Tigers ground game is averaging 251 yards per contest, and Jordan Johnson leads the way with 81 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jackson State is allowing 36 points and 277 yards per game.
The South Alabama Jaguars look for their first win after losing their season opener to Nebraska on the road. The South Alabama Jaguars have split their last six home games. Cephus Johnson has completed 55.9 percent of his passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Johnson has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Kawaan Baker and Cade Sutherland have combined for 112 receiving yards on eight catches while Tra Minter has five receptions. The South Alabama Jaguars ground game is averaging 83 yards per contest, and Minter leads the way with 37 yards on 10 carries. Defensively, South Alabama is allowing 35 points and 276 yards per game. Nick Mobley leads the South Alabama Jaguars with 10 tackles, Riley Cole has one sack and A.J. DeShazor has one interception.
The South Alabama Jaguars may have lost their season opener, but they hung around with Nebraska on the road, a performance that makes you look at this team a little differently and one they can use as a building block. The Jackson State Tigers didn't look good against another FCS school and weren't able to do much offensively. If South Alabama brings the same effort it brought against the Cornhuskers last week, they roll in a comfortable home victory.