Check out the Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Louisiana Tech (8-3) vs. Southern Miss (5-6) Game Preview
Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS
Bowl and Conference Implications
Louisiana Tech has won the West and is off to play either WKU or Old Dominion for the Conference USA championship. Southern Miss needs a win to become bowl eligible.
What’s Going To Happen?
Very, very quietly on a national scale, Louisiana Tech has been unbelievable.
The Bulldogs have overcome a 1-3 start to get red hot, ripping up the Conference USA slate – and beating UMass – taking seven straight with one of the nation’s most impressive passing games.
QB Ryan Higgins keeps getting better and better – with 30 touchdown passes and two picks over the last nine games – while the receiving tandem of Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson is among the best 1-2 punches in college football.
Can Southern Miss slow down the machine?
The secondary hasn’t been all that bad, but the defense as a whole has fallen off the map in an ugly, ugly run of five losses in the last six games. But the Golden Eagles lost four of those games on the road, and now they’re back home with bowl eligibility on the line.
Desperation should kick in, but will they have the firepower to make something happen if QB Nick Mullens is still out with a head injury?
Freshman Keon Howard is giving it a try, but his three picks against North Texas were devastating, and his mobility and running skills haven’t been able to pick up the slack.
But how much will Louisiana Tech care? They’re in the title game, but they’ll still bomb away with a shot an an 11-win season still there.
USM can’t stop screwing up the turnover margin, while Tech will force the Golden Eagles to press with the offense continuing its roll.
Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss Prediction
Louisiana Tech 47, Southern Miss 30
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