Free College Football Picks Today: University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (5-6, 3-4 SBC) and University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (4-7, 3-4 SBC) face off Saturday at JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium for their regular season finales.

The Golden Eagles are three-point favorites, and the total is 50.5. Southern Miss is coming off a 27-20 loss to South Alabama at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium last Saturday, their third straight defeat. Trey Lowe threw for 167 yards and an interception.

Frank Gore Jr. ran 20 times for 66 yards and a touchdown. Jason Brownlee caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Louisiana-Monroe lost 34-16 to Troy at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium last Saturday.

Chandler Rogers was 17 of 28 for 145 yards. He added 44 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Tyrone Howell had one reception for 34 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2018, a 21-20 win for the Warhawks.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Golden Eagles are averaging 24.6 points per game for the season, 88th in FBS, and they are facing a Warhawks defense that has surrendered 35.7 PPG (124th). Meanwhile, Louisiana-Monroe has scored 23.5 points a game this season, 98th in the country, and Southern Miss is allowing 24.7 PPG (51st).

The Golden Eagles rank as one of the nation’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (110.6, 116th), while they are 96th in passing yards (211.6). They may find their best opportunities on the ground, as the Warhawks are 110th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (188.4).

Against the pass, Louisiana-Monroe is 88th (237.2).Louisiana-Monroe is 95th in the country in passing yards per game (212.9) and 104th in rushing (121.6), while the Golden Eagles are allowing 237.2 passing yards (88th) and 142.5 rushing yards per game (58th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through eight games, Zach Wilcke has thrown for nine touchdowns (9 INT) and 145.4 yards per game to lead Southern Miss in passing. In four away games this season, he has five TDs (6 INT) and an average of 186.2 yards passing. Frank Gore Jr. leads the team in rushing with an average of 77.6 yards a game over 11 games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.

Jason Brownlee is the Golden Eagles’ leading receiver with 72.4 yards a game and seven TDs. Chandler Rogers has 14 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 207.4 yards per game through 11 games to lead Louisiana-Monroe. In four home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (2 INT) and an average of 258.5 yards.

Malik Jackson has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 44.0 yards a game through 11 games. He has six touchdowns. Tyrone Howell has been a key target in the Warhawks’ passing game. He has six touchdowns and a 73.5 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Southern Miss (-165)

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