Check out the Southern Miss vs. North Texas fearless prediction and game preview.
Southern Miss (5-5) vs. North Texas (4-6) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
Network: beIN Sports
Neither team was supposed to be in this position.
Southern Miss was supposed to be a major player for the Conference USA title, not fighting for a bowl bid. It’s lost four of the last five games, and desperately needs to win this week with the regular season finale coming against a Louisiana Tech juggernaut – this could be an epic collapse.
The defense has been fantastic at times, especially against the run, and the offense has been great at rolling up and down the field, but the team that was good enough to beat Kentucky and crank up the 25th-best offense in the country can’t stop screwing up.
The Golden Eagles aren’t just bad when it comes to turnover margin, they’re the worst in the nation at a -17, going a -3 or more in four of the last six games and only winning the stat against UTEP.
On the other side, North Texas never quite planned to be in a position to go bowling.
The Mean Green have lost three straight, but if they win this week, they get the date against UTEP next week to potentially pull off a huge season for head coach Seth Littrell and get to six wins.
Yeah, it’s been a rough run over the last few weeks, but that’s because of the road date at UTSA before facing Louisiana Tech and WKU. The O just couldn’t keep up.
But can UNT handle the mistakes and force more Southern Miss screw-ups?
With USM QB Nick Mullens questionable with a concussion, the opportunities should be there, but North Texas is missing its own passer with Mason Fine likely out with an arm injury. It’ll be up to Alec Morris to pull this off, and he won’t be able to.
Southern Miss will finally slow down the turnover problem just enough to finally get that sixth win, all because the ground game will come through.
Southern Miss vs. North Texas Prediction
Southern Miss 31, North Texas 23
Southern Miss -6, o/u: NA
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