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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Charlotte 49ers - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte 49ers (3-5) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-3)
Date & Time Saturday November 5, 2016, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -19.5 -- Over/Under: 63
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CFB | Charlotte 49ers (3-5) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-3)

The Charlotte 49ers will travel to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a C-USA College Football Game on Saturday.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-3 (3-1) this season after beating Marshall by a score of 24-14 in their last game. Southern Miss has lost 2 of their last 3 games, but still manage to be in second place in the C-USA West standings. The Southern Miss offense is averaging 34.4 points per game with 192 rushing yards and 296.6 passing yards per game. Nick Mullens is completing 59.4% of his passes for 2335 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions for Southern Miss. Ito Smith has rushed for 915 yards and 9 touchdowns, while George Payne has added 413 yards and 1 score for the Golden Eagles. Allenzae Staggers caught 37 passes for 696 yards and 6 touchdowns, while D.J. Thompson has caught 31 passes for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns for Southern Miss. The Southern Miss defense is giving up 27.6 points per game with 150 rushing yards and 172.5 passing yards per game. D’Nerius Antoine has led the Golden Eagles defense with 47 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Dylan Bradley has added 46 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. Parker Shaunfield has gone 12-13 on field goals for Southern Miss, with a long of 49 yards.

The Charlotte 49ers are 3-5 (2-2) this season after beating Marshall by a score of 27-24 in their last game. Charlotte has lost 4 of their last 6 games and is currently 5th in the C-USA East standings. The Charlotte offense is averaging 24.8 points per game with 185.1 rushing yards and 200.5 passing yards per game. Hasaan Klugh is completing 66% of his passes for 750 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Charlotte. Kalif Phillips has rushed for 558 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Robert Washington has rushed for 337 yards and 4 touchdowns for the 49ers. Austin Duke has caught 42 passes for 531 yards and 3 touchdowns, while T.L. Ford II has caught 26 balls for 347 yards and 3 scores for Charlotte. The Charlotte defense is giving up 36.9 points per game with 144.9 rushing yards and 294.8 passing yards per game. Nick Cook has led the 49ers defense with 71 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Larry Ogunjobi has added 46 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Blake Brewer has gone 2-3 on field goals, with a long of 38 yards.

Charlotte is 5-11-2 ATS in their last 19 games and 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 November games. The under is 4-1 in Charlotte’s last 5 conference games. Southern Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 November games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 games on turf for Southern Miss.

Charlotte comes into this game on the road and has struggled in recent games, while Southern Miss is in a race for the C-USA Title. Southern Miss has had success passing the ball this season and is going up against a below average defense. I like Southern Miss at home in this one to stay in the conference title race.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles -19.5

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