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Armed Forces Bowl: Tulane Green Wave vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Armed Forces Bowl By Lockheed Martin

Green Wave and Eagles Renew Rivalry

On Jan. 4, we have a matchup between the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Tulane Green Wave. This is the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, which will be played in Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

TV: 11:30 a.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Tulane -7; O/U: 56.5

The new year is here, and for sports fans, that means that it is bowl season for college football.

We have got ourselves a packed schedule of games for the next week, and we have all of your coverage for these games. Our coverage will help you break down every matchup and give you all the information you need to make the smartest bets.

Southern Miss finished its season at 7-5, while Tulane finished its season at 6-6.

Armed Forces Bowl is Even Matchup

Both these teams had very up-and-down seasons, so it will be interesting to see them matched against each other for this contest.

As a general overview, these two teams are all about offense. Both of them average over 400 yards of offense per game. This game has all of the makings to be a shootout between these two programs.

Tulane has a lot less momentum in this game as it is 1-4 in its last five games played. Southern Miss is on a three-game winning streak heading into this contest.

You’ll be seeing two very different styles of offense here. Both teams are fast-paced, but Southern Miss really likes to rely on the passing attack.

Jack Abraham is at the center of the Golden Eagles‘ offense. Abraham has looked pretty average all season. His numbers are great, but where he really struggles is in giving the ball away.

Abraham will definitely need to lock down his turnover numbers in this game if he wants to come away with a win. The Green Wave’s defense is a little bit shaky, so he should be able to thrive in this game.

Tulane lives off of the grind of quarterback Justin McMillan, who is the Green Wave‘s leading ball carrier this season and has accounted for 14 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns.

He really likes to get out and run, and it will be Southern Miss’ number one priority to stop him and contain him in the pocket. Once he gets going with his legs, you will wind up being toast.

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This, That and a College Football Dart Throw

There is a lot to love from both of these teams, and that is why they are pretty evenly matched across the board. They really do share a lot of similar strengths and weaknesses.

Southern Miss likes to attack from the air, while Tulane really loves to get the ground game going with its quarterback.

One key player that the Green Wave needs to hone in on is wide receiver Quez Watkins, who has over 50 catches on the year and is a 1,000-yard receiver on the year. Watkins is Abraham’s go-to target and needs to have a big game for Southern Miss to come out ahead.

Our friends over at VietBet have the Tulane Green Wave favored in this contest at -7 and the total is posted at 56.5. All US players are accepted at VietBet.

This line speaks to the more potent offense that Tulane boasts. It has more ways to get the job done, while the Golden Eagles are a sort of one-trick pony.

Still, with that being said, I do think that Southern Miss shows promise for this game. It can end its season on a high note and build on this for the future of its program. I like Southern Miss as the underdog, and I’m taking the Golden Eagles in this game.

The Dart Throw: Southern Miss at +7

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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