Southern Miss vs. Charlotte fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 27
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: McColl-Richardson Field, Charlotte, NC
Southern Miss (3-3) vs. Charlotte (3-4) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
At 3-3 and with UAB and Louisiana Tech still ahead, Southern Miss controls its own destiny in the West. But is the team really good enough get through a road game?
Charlotte isn’t North Texas or Auburn, but so far, USM is 0-2 away from Hattiesburg, losing to those two in back-to-back weeks.
Charlotte has battled well, but it lost three of its last four. With road games at Tennessee and Marshall coming up, lose this, and it’s going to be a rough run.
The 49er offense is moving the ball well, and the run defense is the best in the league. However, that’s skewed a bit – everyone goes to work on the pass defense.
But Charlotte is dominant at owning the time of possession battle. The problem is that it can’t handle anyone who can throw, so teams score quickly, and the Niners have to grind.
Southern Miss doesn’t have a quick-strike attack, but it’s passing game is fantastic and it’s dominant at controlling the clock, too.
As long as the Golden Eagles don’t have turnover issues, the offense should be able to dink and dunk on Charlotte’s secondary to death. Get up early, turn it over to the defense, and everything should be fine – the 49ers aren’t going to bomb their way back into the game.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Southern Miss 27, Charlotte 16
Line: Southern Miss -7.5, o/u: 43.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 4
Must See Rating: 2
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