Southern Miss at Troy - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Troy Trojans (3-2) vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)

Betting Odds: Troy Trojans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will play the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt Conference Game on Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama.

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are 2-2 (0-0) this season after they defeated Tulane by a score of 27-24 in their last game. Southern Mississippi only gained 253 total yards and lost the time of possession battle by about 12 minutes, but was able to come away with the close victory. The Southern Mississippi offense is averaging 31.3 points per game with 234.5 passing yards per game and 130.5 rushing yards per game. Zach Wilcke has thrown for 503 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception for the Golden Eagles this season. Frank Gore Jr. has rushed for 314 yards and three touchdowns, while Jakarius Caston has caught 20 passes for 262 yards and three scores for Southern Mississippi. The Southern Miss defense is giving up 23.3 points per game and 395.5 yards per game.

The Troy Trojans are 3-2 (1-1) this season after they defeated Western Kentucky by a score of 34-27 in their last game. Troy was outgained by a total of 406-280 in this game, but was able to force two turnovers for the win. The Troy offense is averaging 25.2 points per game with 330.6 passing yards per game and 79.8 rushing yards per game. Gunnar Watson (questionable) has thrown for 1,451 yards, five touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Trojans this season. DK Billingsley has rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns, while Jabre Barber has caught 23 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns for Troy. The Troy defense is allowing 22.2 points per game and 377.8 yards per game.

Southern Mississippi is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 6-1 in Southern Mississippi’s last 7 conference games. Troy is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 8-3 in Troy’s last 11 games.

Southern Mississippi is coming off of a huge win against Tulane, but has to travel to play a good Troy team. Troy took Appalachian State to the wire and defeated Marshall and Western Kentucky in their last two games. Troy is the better team in this matchup and I like them win by a touchdown.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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