Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 17
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: MM Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS
Louisiana Tech (7-3) vs. Southern Miss (4-5) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Louisiana Tech has to beat Southern Miss and WKU, and UAB has to lose to Middle Tennessee, to tie for the Conference USA West title.
UAB is off to the championship game after beating the Bulldogs earlier in the year, but this can still be a ten-win season while being the spoiler for USM. The Golden Eagles had the Appalachian State game earlier this year cancelled, and now, with only an 11-game schedule, they have to win this week and beat UTEP to become bowl eligible.
USM’s offense isn’t moving the chains, and it’s not pushing the ball deep, but the secondary is having a terrific year and the defense is among the league’s best. It comes up with takeaways, and it’s solid getting off the field.
Louisiana Tech can play a little bit of D, too. This might not be the high-octane passing team of the past, but Jaylon Ferguson and the pass rush have been stellar. And that’s going to be the difference on the road.
The Bulldogs will get into the backfield on a consistent basis, and the Golden Eagles won’t. The Bulldogs are good at converting on third downs, and the Golden Eagles aren’t.
It’ll be a close and entertaining game, but when needed, Ferguson and the pass rush will come up big to stuff a few late drives.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Louisiana Tech 31, Southern Miss 26
Line: Southern Miss -1.5, o/u: 47.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 3
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