Southern Miss at Mississippi State Prediction - College Football Picks 11/18/23

Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-6) vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-7)

Game Info: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)

Betting Odds: Mississippi State Bulldogs -14.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will make the three-hour trip up to Starkville to meet the Mississippi State Bulldogs for an in-state matchup this weekend from Davis Wade Stadium on SEC Network+

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Preview

Southern Miss comes in at 3-7 after defeating Louisiana in Lafayette by three, 34-31. The Golden Eagles used a walkoff touchdown in overtime to double down on Louisiana with a second straight win in as many weeks over the Bayou State. The Southern Miss is scoring 24.1 ppg, while passing for 201.5 ypg, rushing for 169.2 ypg, and converting 39.5% of their third downs.

USM Player Notes

Billy Wiles leads Southern Miss in passing with 1,845 yards, and 10 touchdowns to six interceptions, after protecting the football in a winning effort against ULL.

Miami native Frank Gore Jr. has hit his stride down the stretch, and going for 130 yards or more in three straight games, he leads USM in rushing wi Ty 970 yards on 196 carries. 

Senior wideout Jakarius Caston has scored in consecutive games, and he leads USM in receptions (30) and receiving yards (518).


Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview

Mississippi State dropped to 4-6 after being smashed by Texas A&M, 51-10. The Bulldogs were nothing more than a punching bag for the Aggies, as they were blown out, and they’ll look to regroup here at home. The Mississippi State offense is scoring 25.1 ppg, while passing for 183.1 ypg, rushing for 142.7ypg, and converting 30.7% of their third downs.

Mississippi State Player Notes

Mike Wright and Chris Parson played in place of Will Rogers last weekend, and delivered underwhelming results, as the former may have picked up an injury himself, and it leaves questions behind center again this weekend. 

Senior back Jo’Quavious Marks picked up an injury in the nasty 7-3 win over Arkansas, and Seth Davis leads the backfield with 307 yards rushing on 49 touches..  

Senior wideout Lideatrick Griffin leads State in receptions (41) and receiving yards (588).

The Mississippi State defense is allowing 29.2 points per game.


Southern Miss vs Mississippi State Trends

USM is 4-6 against the spread, with a 7-3 O/U record. 

STATE is 2-8 ATS, with a 5-4-1 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

It’ll be hard to look away from spotting Southern Miss the points here, as Mississippi State has hit rock bottom this season. The program deserves all of the grace this season, but that may not stop their in-state rivals from coming in with bad intentions. No Will Rogers and uncertainty at the head coaching position will leave this one open from Southern Miss, so roll the dice and spot them the points for this battle in the Magnolia State.

Corey’s Pick Southern Miss to Cover

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