Southern Miss vs. North Texas fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 13
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
Southern Miss (2-2) vs. North Texas (5-1) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Didn’t you used to be North Texas?
The Mean Green ripped up everything in their path over the first four weeks including a win over over Arkansas, and then they sputtered in a loss to Louisiana Tech and barely showed up against a bad UTEP team.
This is the week it has to show it’s ready to jump right back into the West race.
The passing game continues to be amazing, turnover aren’t a big issue, and the defense has been good enough.
But it would be nice to be able to hang up 40 points again.
Southern Miss has the passing game to keep up the pace with Jack Abraham playing like the next great Conference USA quarterback. He held up well in the loss to Auburn, is hitting 71% of his passes on the year, and he’s been able to crank it up in firefights against ULM and Rice.
But the Golden Eagles have yet to beat anyone who’s any good.
Get ready for both passing games to crank it up in a firefight that’s overdue to happen for both of them.
Forget about the running game. Abraham will throw for 300 yards, Mason Fine will throw for more against a USM secondary that hasn’t been pushed yet – even by Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham.
In what should be a week full of Conference USA defensive battles, this will be one of the outliers.
Fearless Prediction & Line
North Texas 34, Southern Miss 27
Line: North Texas -9.5, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Must See Rating: 3
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