Check out the Southern Miss vs. Old Dominion fearless prediction and game preview.
Southern Miss (5-4) vs. Old Dominion (6-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA
Network: American Sports Network
Really, Southern Miss? What was that?
The Golden Eagles came into the season as one of the stars of the conference, but they sputtered in a stunning loss to Charlotte last week, and now they’re just trying to get bowl eligible.
They’ll get there, but they have to do it on the road with Old Dominion this week and North Texas next week – they’re not going to be able to hold up against Louisiana Tech if they’re not good enough to beat one of those two.
The offense continues to be fantastic, and the defense is more than fine. So what’s the problem? Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.
USM is 126th in the nation in turnover margin, and now they have to try to hold up against an air-tight Old Dominion team that’s sixth in the nation in turnover margin.
Already bowl eligible, it’s gravy time for the Monarchs. They rolled through bad UTEP and Marshall teams, and they have FAU and FIU up next. Win this, and win the bowl game, and a ten-win season is possible.
And maybe more.
If they win out, and if WKU loses, they take the East and get to play for the Conference USA championship.
But first, they’ve got to continue to crank up the balanced offense and survive the USM passing attack – with or without QB Nick Mullen, who’s coming off a concussion – that’s going to keep on pressing.
ODU will be a +2 in turnover margin, it’ll capitalize on the mistakes, and it’ll keep on rolling.
Southern Miss vs. Old Dominion Prediction
Old Dominion 34, Southern Miss 27
Old Dominion -2, o/u: 62.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.