North Texas vs. Southern Miss College Football Live Stream Week: Start time, TV Channel, Picks 10/3/20. The North Texas Mean Green and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are set to square off in a Conference USA matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. The Mean Green are 1-1, while Southern Miss is 0-3. Neither team has covered the spread in any game this year.
The Mean Green are favored by 1.5-points in the latest North Texas vs. Southern Miss odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points is set at 72. Before entering any Southern Miss vs. North Texas picks
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-3) at North Texas Mean Green (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Apogee Stadium)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green -1 — Over/Under: 72 Click Here for the Latest Odds
TV: Stadium Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and North Texas Mean Green meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at Apogee Stadium.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles need a feel good victory here to rebound from a rough 0-3 start. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have split their last six road games. Jack Abraham is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 877 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Abraham has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Tim Jones and Jason Brownlee have combined for 490 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Demarcus Jones has 17 receptions. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 98 yards per contest, and Kevin Perkins leads the way with 82 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing 43 points and 493 yards per game. Malik Shorts leads the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles with 28 tackles, Tahj Sykes has one sack and Eric Scott Jr. has one interception.
The North Texas Mean Green look for their second home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The North Texas Mean Green have won five of their last eight home games. Austin Aune is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 387 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Aune and Jason Bean have combined for seven touchdown passes and two interceptions. Jaelon Darden and Greg White have combined for 241 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jyaire Shorter has four receptions. The North Texas Mean Green ground game is averaging 286 yards per contest, and Oscar Adaway III leads the way with 222 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 48 points and 639.5 yards per game. Kevin Wood leads the North Texas Mean Green with 18 tackles, Larry Nixon III has one sack and Jaxon Gibbs has one pass deflection.
The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mean Green are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Golden Eagles last 4 road games. The over is 5-1 in Mean Green last 6 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
This is a massive total but for good reason. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are fresh off a game where they allowed 66 points against Tulane, and they’re 69th in college football out of 72 teams in rush defense. The North Texas Mean Green allowed 31 points to Houston Baptist and 65 points against SMU. North Texas is 68th in pass defense and 62nd in rush defense. Instead of trying to pick a side in what feels like a toss up game, expect constant scoring.
Massive total, but I don’t care. Give me the over 72 points.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It’s a sizzling 16-2 on top-rated picks through four weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $1,100 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on North Texas vs. Southern Mississippi. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Southern Mississippi vs. North Texas:
North Texas vs. Southern Miss spread: North Texas -1.5
North Texas vs. Southern Miss over-under: 72 points
North Texas vs. Southern Miss money line: North Texas -120, Southern Miss +100
What you need to know about North Texas
After opening its season with a win over Houston Baptist, North Texas had a tough outing in a 65-35 loss to SMU last week. Quarterback Austin Aune put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for two touchdowns and 276 yards on 25 attempts, in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Aune’s 55-yard touchdown toss to receiver Deonte Simpson in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the game. The Mean Green will have to play better on defense after giving up an average of 48 points per game in their first two outings.
What you need to know about Southern Miss
Southern Miss, meanwhile, is coming off a 66-24 loss to Tulane. The Golden Eagles were down 52-24 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for Southern Miss was the play of wide receiver Jason Brownlee, who caught three passes for one TD and 110 yards.
Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson resigned after the first game of the season, but the Golden Eagles haven’t fared much better since that point under interim head coach Scott Walden. USM is 0-3 on the season and has yet to cover any spreads.
How to make North Texas vs. Southern Miss picks
SportsLine’s model has simulated North Texas vs. Southern Miss 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations.