Southern Miss @ South Alabama
Last Season Records: South Alabama 4-7; Southern Miss 3-7
What to Know
The South Alabama Jaguars and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles will face off at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at Hancock Whitney Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Last year was nothing to brag about for South Alabama (4-7), so the team is looking forward to a new start. Southern Miss struggled last year, too, ending up 3-7.
A pair of last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Jaguars were 16th worst when it came to rushing touchdowns allowed last season, with the squad giving up 22 overall (bottom 88%). Southern Miss experienced some struggles of their own as they ranked ninth worst in the nation with respect to passing touchdowns allowed last year, where the team gave up 24. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Hancock Whitney Stadium — Mobile, Alabama
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Eagles are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest college football odds.
South Alabama won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Sep 03, 2020 – South Alabama 32 vs. Southern Miss 21