Southern Miss over UL-MONROE by 3
Battle between two 2nd-year head coaches (ULM’s Matt Viator and USM’s Jay Hopson) finds the Warhawks fresh from a week off - not to mention avoiding annihilation by Florida State - thanks to Hurricane Irma. ULMonroe exceeded expectations in its opener at Memphis two weeks ago, actually outgaining the Tigers (425-416) in a narrow 37-29 defeat – as 29-point road dogs! Meanwhile, Southern Miss rebounded from a 7-point season-opening home loss to Kentucky by blasting FCS foe Southern University, 45-0. The bad news for the Golden Eagles (aside from scheduling a cupcake) is that they’re just in games after pitching a goose egg, plus they have a meaningful revenger up next against North texas (lost SU as 6-point chalk to the Green last season). Couple Smissy’s 5-10 ATS mark as non-conference road chalk with ULM’s 7-4 ATS home dog log of 6 or more puts the Warhawks on our ticket tonight.