The Mississippi State Bulldogs will begin life without Dak Prescott when they host the South Alabama Jaguars in their 2016 regular season opener. While beating their lesser opponents looks like a walk in the park, the big question surrounding this Week 1 mismatch is whether or not the Dogs can cover the college football betting lines as nearly five touchdown favorites. Let’s find out now!
Here’s a Closer Look At The Jaguars at Bulldogs 2016 Week 1 PredictionsWhen: Saturday, September 3, 2016Time: 12:00 PM ETWhere: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MSTV: SEC NetworkLive Stream: NCAA LiveNCAAF Odds: Mississippi State -32
Bet The South Alabama Jaguars at +32 Because…Mississippi State will have a new starting quarterback and hey…five touchdowns is a ton! South Alabama Jaguars (5-7 SU, 4-8 ATS) will look to reach the six-win mark in 2016 after falling just short of becoming bowl eligible a year ago. Head coach Joey Jones will lean on running backs Xavier Johnson and Tyreis Thomas to carry an offense that will again, feature the run, first and foremost.The bad news is that the Jags have question marks at quarterback where three players will duke it out for the starting spot and more questions on the offensive line where their best player decided to transfer and play at NC State for his final season. Defensively, South Alabama will have a new defensive coordinator in Kane Womack and he’ll lean on the Jags’ best two defenders early and often in linebackers, Roman Buchanan and Kalen Jackson.
- The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
- The Jaguars are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
- The Jaguars are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.