Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama: 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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South Alabama Jaguars (2-2) vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-5)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)
Betting Odds: South Alabama Jaguars -13.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UL Monroe Warhawks will travel to Hancock Whitney Stadium to take on the South Alabama Jaguars this Saturday night in College Football action.
The UL Monroe Warhawks dropped to 0-5 (0-2 Sun Belt) on season after being defeated by the Liberty Flames, 40-7, on October 10th. UL Monroe could not get anything going on the offensive end agianst the Flames defense and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 24-0 margin. UL Monroe was outgained by Liberty by a 400-198 margin and committed 3 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Warhawks was RB Josh Johnson who had 51 rushing yards on 13 carries.
On the season, UL Monroe is averaging 13.4 ppg on 292.2 total yards per game (236.0 passing yds/g; 56.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UL Monroe has been led by QB Colby Suits who has completed 60.4% of his passes for 1,121 yards, 6 TD’s & 4 INT. The top receiving threats for Suits and the Warhawks have been Josh Pederson (18 rec, 195 yards), Jevin Frett (11 rec, 180 yards, TD), Jahquan Bloomfield (8 rec, 173 yards, TD), and Perry Carter (10 rec, 114 yards). Leading the way for the Warhawks backfield has been Josh Johnson who has 199 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 60 carries.
Defensively, UL Monroe is allowing their opponents to average 27.5 ppg on 415.0 total yards per game (271.0 passing yds/g; 144.0 rushing yds/g).
The South Alabama Jaguars improved to 2-2 (1-0 Sun Belt) on the season after defeating the Texas State Bobcats, 30-20, this past Saturday. South Alabama was in a tight game with Texas State as the game was tied at 20-all early in the 4th quarter, however, the Jaguars were able to get the victory after scoring 10 unanswered points over the final 7:10 of the 4th quarter. South Alabama outgained Texas State by a 385-348 margin and did not commit a turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Jaguars was RB Carlos Davis who had 113 rushing yards and a TD on 32 carries.
On the season, South Alabama is averaging 24.0 ppg on 403.0 total yards per game (276.3 passing yds/g; 126.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, South Alabama has been led by RB Carlos Davis who has 385 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 80 carries. South Alabama has used two QB’s this season in Desmond Trotter (66.7 Comp%, 560 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT) and Chance Lovertich (56.2 Comp %, 545 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT). The receiving targets for the Jaguars have been Jalen Tolbert (24 rec, 418 yards, 4 TD), Kawaan Baker (21 rec, 289 yards, 3 TD), and Jalen Wayne (15 rec, 222 yards, TD).
Defensively, South Alabama is allowing their opponents to average 27.5 ppg on 415.0 total yards per game (271.0 passing yds/g; 144.0 rushing yds/g).
The Warhawks are 1-4 ATS on the season and just 9-24 ATS in their last 33 games on grass. The Jaguars are 3-1 ATS on the season and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
UL Monroe could be one of the worst football teams in all of College Football and have looked really bad on the road this season, losing to Army and Liberty by a combined score of 77-14. South Alabama is certainly no offensive juggernaut themselves, however, between the fact that I think Carlos Davis will have some succuss on the ground and that the Jaguars defense should keep the Warhawk mostly off the score board, I think the play here is to take South Alabama to cover at home. Good Luck!