North Texas at Southern Miss 10/12/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions
The North Texas Mean Green are set to visit M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a C-USA clash against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The North Texas Mean Green come into this matchup with a 2-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Houston Cougars, 46-25. QB Mason Fine had a big game through the air for the Green Wave as he threw for 353 yards and 2 TDs. Senior WR Michael Lawrence was the top target for Fine and North Texas as he hauled in 9 catches for 120 yards.
The North Texas Mean Green struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Houston Cougars as they allowed them to score 46 points and rack up a total of 359 yards of offense. Junior LB Joe Ozougwu led the way for the North Texas defense with 7 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and a sack. Junior LB Tyreke Davis was able to get into the backfield a handful of times for the Mean Green as he contributed 6 tackles, 3 TFL, and 1 sack.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles come into this matchup with a 3-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the UTEP Miners, 31-13. QB Jack Abraham had a big game through the air for Southern Mississippi as he connected on 19 of his 28 pass attempts for 351 yards and 2 TDs. Junior WR Quez Watkins was the top target for Abraham and the Golden Eagles as he racked up 97 receiving yards.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the UTEP Miners as they held them to 13 points and a total of 294 yards of offense. Junior DB Ky’el Hemby led the way for the Southern Mississippi defense with 9 tackles and a pass deflection. Senior LB Darius Kennedy was able to get into the UTEP backfield a handful of times as he racked up 1.5 sacks and 1.5 TFL while Delmond Landry contributed 2 TFL.
The North Texas Mean Green have struggled this season, and a huge reason for that is their 97th ranked scoring defense as they have allowed opponents to score an average of 30.4 PPG this season. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have a very solid QB under center in Jack Abraham as he has thrown for 1515 yards, 9 TDs, and 4 interceptions this season, and he should be able to carve up a vulnerable North Texas defense. Mason Fine has struggled to find a top target after Rico Bussey Jr. went out with a season-ending injury which will allow Southern Mississippi to key in on the run. The Golden Eagles are playing at home and should be able to beat up on the Mean Green. Final Score Prediction, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles win and cover ATS 35-24.