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    Star wideout Caullin Lacy and the South Alabama Jaguars (3-3) play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-5) on Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET, at Hancock Whitney Stadium.

    The Jaguars are very heavy favorites (currently -18.5) in their matchup against the Golden Eagles, with the over/under at 51.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Jaguars are -1043 and the Golden Eagles are +656.)

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    Game Info for South Alabama vs. Southern Miss

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Mobile, Alabama
    • Stadium: Hancock Whitney Stadium
    South Alabama vs Southern Miss Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    South Alabama -18.5 -110 -110 51.5 -110 -110 -1043 +656

    South Alabama Pick Insights

    • South Alabama is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • South Alabama has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 18.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • The teams have hit the over in four of South Alabama’s six games with a set total.

    South Alabama Stats & Insights

    • South Alabama is compiling 414.8 yards per game on offense, which ranks 52nd in the FBS. On defense, the Jaguars rank 42nd, surrendering 339.7 yards per game.
    • South Alabama ranks 44th in scoring offense (32.2 points per game) and 46th in scoring defense (22.2 points allowed per game) this season.
    • South Alabama is putting up 257.2 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 47th in the FBS. The defense ranks 67th, giving up 223.5 passing yards per contest.
    • South Alabama ranks 62nd in run offense (157.7 rushing yards per game) and 33rd in run defense (116.2 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • On offense, South Alabama has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS by averaging a 47% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 75th on defense (39.2% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 10 forced turnovers (45th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (56th in the FBS), South Alabama (+2) owns the 35th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    South Alabama’s Best Players

    • Carter Bradley has 1,456 yards passing for South Alabama, completing 65.7% of his passes and collecting 11 touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, La’Damian Webb, has carried the ball 83 times for 476 yards (79.3 per game), scoring eight times.
    • Kentrel Bullock has carried the ball 59 times for 285 yards (47.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Lacy’s 723 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 55 times and has collected 39 receptions and six touchdowns.
    • Jamaal Pritchett has put up a 251-yard season so far with one touchdown, reeling in 19 passes on 34 targets.
    • DaMarcus Thomas has been the target of 12 passes and racked up nine receptions for 103 yards, an average of 17.2 yards per contest.
    • Brock Higdon has 2.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and nine tackles.
    • Trey Kiser, South Alabama’s tackle leader, has 22 tackles, four TFL, and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Jaden Voisin has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 16 tackles and two passes defended.

    Southern Miss Betting Insights

    • Southern Miss has compiled a 0-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Southern Miss has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 18.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • Three of Southern Miss’ five games with a set total have hit the over (60%).

    Southern Miss Pick Insights

    • With 356 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Southern Miss ranks 93rd in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 71st, giving up 378.8 total yards per game.
    • Southern Miss’ defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 35.3 points per game, which ranks 12th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 96th with 23.7 points per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Southern Miss is putting up 213.8 passing yards per game (86th-ranked). It ranks 28th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (190.7 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Southern Miss ranks 83rd in rushing yards per game (142.2), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with 188.2 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Southern Miss is putting up a 38.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (83rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 38% third-down rate (63rd-ranked) on defense.
    • At -1, Southern Miss has the 76th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (107th in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (35th in the FBS).

    Southern Miss’ Best Players

    • Billy Wiles has thrown for 1,254 yards on 53% passing while collecting seven touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
    • Frank Gore Jr. has carried the ball 103 times for 397 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Rodrigues Clark has run for 356 yards across 50 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jakarius Caston leads his squad with 334 receiving yards on 21 receptions with three touchdowns.
    • Latreal Jones has put together a 324-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 23 passes on 37 targets.
    • Tiaquelin Mims’ 18 catches (on 27 targets) have netted him 209 yards (34.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jalil Clemons paces the team with three sacks, and also has six TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Jay Stanley has 29 tackles and two interceptions, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
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