The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are home Saturday, but with the point spread against them by 5.5 points, it might not be quite the welcoming they would prefer. It will be a battle of North versus South as they square off against the North Texas Mean Green at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium at 3 p.m. ET. North Texas should still be feeling good after a win, while the Golden Eagles will be looking to regain their footing. More about Southern Miss vs North Texas Mean Green are given below.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Mean Green ultimately got the result they were hoping for last week with a 30-24 victory over the Rice Owls. It took four tries, but North Texas can finally say that they have a win on the road. No one had a standout game offensively for North Texas, but they got scores from RB Ayo Adeyi, RB Isaiah Johnson, and RB DeAndre Torrey. North Texas’ win came on a one-yard rush from Adeyi with only 0:00 remaining in overtime.

Southern Miss vs North Texas Mean Green

Meanwhile, Southern Miss was expected to have a tough go of it last week, and, well, they did. They have to be aching after a bruising 35-10 defeat to the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders. The last quarter was a mere formality since it was already 35-10 by the third quarter. WR Jason Brownlee put forth a good effort for the losing side as he caught nine passes for one TD and 120 yards.

Since the offense as a whole struggled to get points on the board, the Golden Eagles’ defense had to pick up the slack, as it collected one interception and three fumbles. DB Eric Scott, Jr. picked up that interception and then proceeded to rub salt in the wound by taking it back the other way for a touchdown.

The Mean Green’s win brought them up to 2-6 while Southern Miss’ loss pulled them down to 1-7. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: North Texas is 231st worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown nine on the season. Southern Miss has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 245th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown 11 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

 

How To Watch

Odds

The Mean Green are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Southern Miss and North Texas both have three wins in their last six games.

  • Oct 03, 2020 – Southern Miss 41 vs. North Texas 31
  • Oct 12, 2019 – Southern Miss 45 vs. North Texas 27
  • Oct 13, 2018 – North Texas 30 vs. Southern Miss 7
  • Sep 30, 2017 – North Texas 43 vs. Southern Miss 28
  • Nov 19, 2016 – North Texas 29 vs. Southern Miss 23
  • Oct 03, 2015 – Southern Miss 49 vs. North Texas 14

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