Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Tulane Green Wave Odds
Jan. 3, 2019
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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Preview
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles help define “happy to be there” after finishing 6-5 in their 11-game season in 2018 and being left out of the postseason. They won seven games this season, despite losing their last two — to eventual bowl winners Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic.
The passing attack is a good one — 288.6 yards per game — led by well-traveled junior Jack Abraham, who was committed to Tulane before signing with Louisiana Tech, attending a junior college and then joining the Eagles in 2017. He has completed 70 percent of his passes in two seasons and has 3,329 passing yards this season.
Tulane Green Wave Preview
The Tulane Green Wave lost their final three games — and five of its last six — but did enough over the first half of their schedule to reach a bowl game in back-to-back seasons for the first time in their history. Tulane does not have a victory this season over a team that ended with a winning record, but motivation won’t be an issue as the bowl matchup stirs up regional rivalry that has been dormant since 2010.
It will be the finale for senior quarterback Justin McMillan, who transferred from LSU after Joe Burrow arrived in 2018. He has thrown for 2,229 yards and rushed for a team-high 704 and 12 touchdowns. Top running back Corey Dauphine (wrist) is questionable.