UTSA at Southern Miss: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

UTSA at Southern Miss: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-6) vs UTSA Roadrunners (5-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium)

Betting Odds: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +8 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UTSA Roadrunners will travel to M. M. Roberts Stadium to take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The UTSA Roadrunners improved to 5-4 (3-2 C-USA) on the season after defeating the UTEP Miners, 52-21, this past Saturday. UTSA dominated UTEP on both ends of the field and had no trouble picking up the victory after going into the 4th quarter with a 38-21 lead. UTSA outgained UTEP by a 600-246 margin and forced two turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Roadrunners was QB Frank Harris who completed 22 of 26 passes for 312 yards & 3 TD’s while also adding 43 yards & 2 TD’s on 5 carries.

On the season, UTSA is averaging 27.0 ppg on 402.8 total yards per game (215.4 passing yds/g; 187.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UTSA has been led by RB Sincere McCormick who has 921 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 171 carries. QB Frank Harris has completed 61.8% of his passes for 1,207 yards, 7 TD, & 4 INT. Harris is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Roadrunners as he has 301 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 66 carries. The top receiving threats for Harris and the Roadrunners have been Zakhari Franklin (38 rec, 508 yards, 5 TD), Joshua Cephus (45 rec, 444 yards, 3 TD), and Brennon Dingle (23 rec, 263 yards, 2 TD).

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Defensively, UTSA is allowing their opponents to average 26.7 ppg on 382.6 total yards per game (224.4 passing yds/g; 158.1 rushing yds/g).

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles dropped to 2-6 (1-3 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 10-7, this past Saturday. Southern Mississippi had trouble generating offense agianst the Western Kentucky defense on the road and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 10-7 margin. Southern Mississippi was outgained by Western Kentucky by a 304-221 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was RB Kevin Perkins who has 71 rushing yards & 1 TD on 8 carries.

On the season, Southern Mississippi is averaging 23.5 ppg on 357.4 total yards per game (206.1 passing yds/g; 151.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Southern Mississippi has been led by RB duo of Frank Gore Jr. (99 att, 527 yards, TD) and Kevin Perkins (48 att, 233 yards, 6 TD). QB Jack Abraham (65.1 Comp %, 1,224 yards, 7 TD, 4 INT) recently decided to sit out for the remainder of the season. Southern Mississippi has both Trey Lowe (57.5 Comp %, 224 yards, 2 INT) & Tate Whatley (57.7 Comp %, 188 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) for the reminder of the season although Tate Whatley has missed action recently due to a concussion. The top receiving threats for the Golden Eagles have been Jason Brownlee (29 rec, 474 yards, 4 TD), Tim Jones (19 rec, 350 yards, 2 TD), and Demarcus Jones (27 rec, 239 yards, TD).

Defensively, Southern Mississippi has been led by 33.6 ppg on 423.4 total yards per game (246.9 passing yds/g; 176.5 rushing yds/g).

The Roadrunners are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Golden Eagles are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

Southern Mississippi came through for us last week with a cover, but this is not a team I want to back very often as their defense is terrible and now they have major questions on the offensive end with Jack Abraham deciding to sit out the rest of the season. UTSA is a solid team that has some solid offense weapons in Sincere McCormick & Frank Harris and as the Roadrunners have been money ATS on the road, I think taking UTSA to cover this spread is the play here. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick UTSA Roadrunners -8

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