Check out the Troy vs. South Alabama fearless prediction and game preview.
Troy (5-1) vs. South Alabama (3-3) Game Preview
Date: Thursday, Oct. 20
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
Troy and South Alabama have certainly had interesting seasons.
The Trojans have been a rock, vaulting to the top of the Sun Belt standings with a nice win over Georgia State thanks to an impressive run defense and a balanced enough offense to get by.
The one loss came in a fight at Clemson, the team stepped up in a nice win over Southern Miss on the road, and now there’s a chance to put a stranglehold on the conference with three straight home games – although one is against UMass – after dealing with the USA team that’s impossible to figure out.
Just when it looks like the Jaguars are going to do something great, they hit a wall.
One of the nation’s most inconsistent teams beat Mississippi State, but couldn’t do anything against Georgia Southern the week after. It shocked San Diego State 42-24, and couldn’t do anything right against Arkansas State.
The running game isn’t there, and while the run defense has improved over the last three weeks, it’s still not a rock. Troy is just good enough on the ground, and it’s balanced enough to keep the chains moving no matter what it tries to do.
On the other side, no one’s running a lick on the Trojan defense, but USA QB Dallas Davis is still trying to get back healthy and Cole Garvin followed up a brilliant game against San Diego State by completing 3-of-12 passes against Arkansas State.
Troy is too strong and too good, and while USA has been able to rise up and rock at times out of the blue, this week the O won’t be able to get it done, even at home.
Troy vs. South Alabama Prediction
Final Score: Troy 27, South Alabama 17
Line: Troy -8, o/u: 48
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in the 401k – 1: Broke College Athlete: Anything Helps … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Phi Slama Jama – 1: Kevin Can Wait … 2.5