South Alabama vs James Madison Prediction - College Football Picks 9/30/23

James Madison Dukes (4-0) vs South Alabama Jaguars (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium)

Betting Odds: James Madison Dukes -5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Alabama Jaguars and James Madison Dukes face off on Saturday in a Week 5 college football showdown at Bridgeforth Stadium. 

South Alabama Continues to Confuse

South Alabama comes into this game with a 2-2 record overall but the last two games have been odd. Two games ago against Oklahoma State, South Alabama scored 33 points and that was enough for a blowout victory against Oklahoma State. After such a dominating win, South Alabama really struggled in the last game. South Alabama’s defense gave up 34 points to Central Michigan and that led to the defeat. South Alabama is averaging 28.8 points while their defense is giving up 23.8 points per game. 

What a Start of the Season for James Madison

James Madison is having quite the season so far this year and they sit with a 4-0 record. James Madison has been involved in some close battles but in the last game the offense was good. James Madison scored 45 points against Utah State and that was enough for the victory. Under center for James Madison is Jordan McCloud and he completed 23 of his 34 passes for 364 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. James Madison is averaging 33.8 points while their defense is giving up 22.5 points per game. 

Shane’s Free Pick

James Madison has been winning games, but they have been playing in close battles. Against Troy they only won by two points and in against Virginia they only scored by a point. I trust this South Alabama defense and they are going to step up in this game. Look for South Alabama’s defense to step up in a big way here, and that is going to be enough for them to keep this game close, and they could win this game outright. Back South Alabama against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick South Alabama +5

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