POSTPONED: Troy at South Alabama 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Troy Trojans (1-1) at South Alabama Jaguars (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)
The Line: South Alabama Jaguars +4 -- Over/Under: 60 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Troy Trojans and South Alabama Jaguars face off in a Week 5 College Football showdown at Hancock Whitney Stadium. THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED
The Troy Trojans have played two games so far this year and they were complete opposites. To start the season, Tory faced off with Middle Tennessee State and in that game they came away with a 47-14 victory. The offense was good and there was a lot of hope heading into their second game against the BYU Cougars. Against BYU the offense was terrible scoring only seven runs while the defense was terrible giving up 48 points. Against the Cougars, the Trojans gave up over 450 yards through the air. In the first game of the season Gunnar Watson threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns
On the other side of this matchup is the South Alabama Jaguars who won their first game of the season against Southern Miss, but since that point they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against UAB the defense was terrible giving up 42 points and that led to a 32 point loss. The Jaguars gave up 319 yards through the air and almost another 200 yards on the ground. One big question heading into this game is who will be under center. Starting quarterback Desmond Trotter is dealing with a shoulder injury and missed the last game. If Trotter can’t go, it will be Chase Lovertich who gets the start and coming into this game he has thrown for 479 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
Troy is 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games on grass, The under is 19-9-1 in Troy’s last 29 road games.The over is 6-1-1 in USA’s last eight games on grass. USA is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall. The road team is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings between Troy and South Alabama.
Troy can’t have a lot of confidence after what happened against BYU and laying points is not something I am interested in doing. Look for South Alabama to be competitive and cover the spread. They are also worth a look on the money line.