Tulane Green Wave vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles - 1/4/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Tulane Green Wave
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:30 AM (Amon G. Carter Stadium)
TULN -, TULN -6.5
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles travel to Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, January 4th for a game against the Tulane Green Wave in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Southern Miss finished their regular season with a record of 7-5 which was good enough for a 3rd place finish in the Conference USA’s West Division. Golden Eagles quarterback Jack Abraham has thrown for 3,329 yards and 18 touchdown passes against 15 interceptions. Southern Miss running back Kevin Matthews is the leading rusher for the Golden Eagles as he has carried the ball 102 times for 548 yards and 3 touchdowns. The leading receiver for the Golden Eagles is Quez Watkins who has caught 55 passes for 1,024 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year.
The Tulane Green Wave will meet the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the Armed Forces Bowl after finishing the regular season with a record of 6-6. The Green Wave’s record was good enough for a 4th place finish in the American Athletic Conference’s-West Division. Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan has thrown for 2,229 yards and 14 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. McMillian is also the Green Wave’s leading rusher as he has carried the ball 152 times for 704 yards and 12 touchdowns. Darnell Mooney is the leading receiver on the year as he has caught 45 passes for 670 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Southern Mississippi has scored an average of 27.8 points per game this season while allowing 25.9 points per game. The Golden Eagles have averaged gaining 411 yards per game while allowing 350.3 yards per game. Tulane has scored 33.3 points per game while allowing 27.4 points per game. The Green Wave have averaged gaining 455.2 yards per game while allowing 378.5 yards per game. I am going to go with Tulane in this one as their offense has been better than Southern Mississippi’s this season and I believe they will score too much than what the Golden Eagles will be able to keep up with. Tulane wins 31-28 but Southern Mississippi covers the spread.