Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview

Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Louisiana Tech (1-2), South Alabama (2-1)
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Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why Louisiana Tech Will Win

The Bulldogs battled well against Clemson in a 48-20 loss, the passing attack was fine against Missouri, and the ground game rolled in the win over Stephen F. Austin. This is the first game against someone who’s truly their own size.

Even with the 1-2 start, the offense has been scoring, the passing attack under Sonny Cumbie is doing Sonny Cumbie passing attack things, and now it gets to go against a South Alabama defense that doesn’t generate enough of a pass rush and doesn’t get behind the line.

Give the Bulldog quarterbacks time and they’ll roll. But …

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Why South Alabama Will Win

Louisiana Tech turns it over way too much, giving the ball aways eight times with seven picks.

No, the Jaguars don’t generate a pass rush, but quarterbacks are only hitting 55% of their passes so far and they’re not consistent enough.

For all of the good things the Louisiana Tech passing game has done, it’s only connecting on 55% of its throws with seven touchdowns to go along with the seven picks.

The Jaguars have a nice mix of offensive things happening. The ground game is enough for the Bulldogs to worry about, QB Carter Bradley and the passing game have been great over the first few games, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

South Alabama doesn’t have the turnover issues Louisiana Tech does. The Jaguar defense hasn’t done much to take it away, and it needs to be more disruptive, but it’ll control the game.

It’ll be the USA running game that takes over and helps the O keep the ball for well over 35 minutes.

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Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

South Alabama 37, Louisiana Tech 23
Line: South Alabama -13, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Louisiana Tech vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Marshall vs Troy Prediction, Game Preview

Marshall vs Troy game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Marshall vs Troy prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Marshall vs Troy How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy, AL
How To Watch: NFL Network
Record: Marshall (2-1), Troy (1-2)
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Marshall vs Troy Game Preview

Why Marshall Will Win

What was that?

Marshall pulled off the stunner against Notre Dame, everyone was fired up, and then came the three giveaways and the total meltdown in the secondary in a strange loss at Bowling Green.

The team is still strong.

The running game continues to be fantastic, the defense is better than it showed against the Falcons, and the team has the right mix to get out of a tough road game like this alive.

The Troy defense is awful on third downs, it doesn’t run the ball a lick, and it’s about to get pounded on by the Herd backs.

But …

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Why Troy Will Win

Bowling Green has a good passing game, but should it have hit the Herd for 300 yards and four scores? Maybe.

Gunnar Watson is about to find out.

The Troy offense did enough to beat Appalachian State, and so did the D up until the final play in the brutal 32-28 last second loss.

Appalachian State has a great ground game, and it was kept from going off. The Troy defensive front should be able to hold up against the Herd, Watson and the passing game will push for 300 yards, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Will the lack of a Trojan running game matter? It won’t help, but the defense will come up with a strong performance at home with two takeaways and a good game against the Marshall rushing attack.

It’ll come down to the final few drives, and …

Troy’s heart will get broken for the second week in a row, but this time it’ll be on a field goal.

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Marshall vs Troy Prediction, Line

Marshall 26, Troy 24
Line: Marshall -3.5, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Marshall vs Troy Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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UCLA vs South Alabama Prediction, Game Preview

UCLA vs South Alabama game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

UCLA vs South Alabama prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


UCLA vs South Alabama How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: UCLA (2-0), South Alabama (2-0)
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UCLA vs South Alabama Game Preview

Why South Alabama Will Win

While several other Sun Belt teams are getting tons of love and national attention, South Alabama has quietly put up a strong 2-0 start with a solid passing attack, good consistency, and a defense that’s been fantastic so far against the run.

Beating up Nicholls State was nice, but taking out Central Michigan by 14 on the road was a statement.

It’s got enough to be dangerous on the road. Holds up on the line, doesn’t turn the ball over, amazing at controlling the time of possession – USA has the makeup to catch UCLA if it’s napping. But …

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Why UCLA Will Win

The penalties are a problem for the Jaguars.

19 so far have been just enough to be annoying.

UCLA has hardly been air-tight, but that’s what tune-ups against Bowling Green and Alabama State are for. The running game is rolling for six yards per carry and brings far more power than anything South Alabama has dealt with so far.

The Bruins will be better on third downs, the pass rush will bother QB Carter Bradley, and the overall offensive balance should matter. Even so …

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What’s Going To Happen

Be careful here.

UCLA will win, but South Alabama is playing well, it’s used to working on the road, and it’s got the right mix of talents and veterans to catch the the home team napping for a little while.

The Bruins will take over as the game goes on with the running game stepping up, but the efficient Jaguar passing game will make this interesting.

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UCLA vs South Alabama Prediction, Line

UCLA 38, South Alabama 20
Line: UCLA -15.5, o/u: 60.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
UCLA vs South Alabama Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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South Alabama vs Central Michigan Prediction, Game Preview

South Alabama vs Central Michigan game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

South Alabama vs Central Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


South Alabama vs Central Michigan How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: South Alabama (1-0), Central Michigan (0-1)
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South Alabama vs Central Michigan Game Preview

Why South Alabama Will Win

Nicholls is pretty good.

The Colonels have a high-powered FCS offense, they’re good at getting into the backfield, and … they got dropkicked by South Alabama in a 48-7 loss.

Everything clicked for the Jaguars with over 500 yards of offense, a dominant performance by the defense, and full control of the game as everything looked great under rising head man Kane Wommack.

Central Michigan couldn’t stop a thing for three quarters when Oklahoma State was trying in the 58-44 Cowboy win. The balance of the USA attack will keep coming, but …

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Why Central Michigan Will Win

Central Michigan made it fun.

Oklahoma State was up 37-7 late in the third and 51-15 in the fourth, but the Chippewas kept trying.

It was still a 12-point loss, but Daniel Richardson threw for 424 yards and four scores, Lew Nichols ran for two touchdowns, and the offense showed off the firepower to potentially keep up with anyone.

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What’s Going To Happen

The South Alabama defense should be the real deal.

It was already good, and then the transfer portal took things up a few notches. Can the team continue to get the same offensive production it showed against Nicholls, and can the Central Michigan D hold up when pressed?

It’s a fun matchup between two teams that will battle every week in their respective conferences.

South Alabama will keep up, but Richardson, Nichols, and the Chippewa offense will be a bit more explosive in the second half. It’s not going to be like the fourth quarter in Stillwater, but it’ll be enough.

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South Alabama vs Central Michigan Prediction, Line

Central Michigan 35, South Alabama 30
Line: Central Michigan -4.5, o/u: 59
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
South Alabama vs Central Michigan Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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South Alabama vs Nicholls Prediction, Game Preview

South Alabama vs Nicholls game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

South Alabama vs Nicholls prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


South Alabama vs Nicholls How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: South Alabama (0-0), Nicholls (0-0)
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South Alabama vs Nicholls Game Preview

Why Nicholls Will Win

The Colonels know how to run the ball.

Their funky attack is amazing at controlling the clock, winning on third downs, and not letting anyone behind the line. There’s a passing game, too, for the offense that averaged close to 500 yards per game, and South Alabama has to figure out what it wants to slow down.

South Alabama is experienced, but there are plenty of new parts from the transfer portal that has to deal with this spread attack, but …

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Why South Alabama Will Win

Nicholls will turn the ball over.

South Alabama is loaded with veterans on both sides of the ball and was helped in a big way from the transfer portal. Offensive coordinator Major Applewhite will crank up a decent passing game and a good balance, but the focus will be on the defense.

The pressure will come from the outside, and the secondary will come up with at least two picks.

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What’s Going To Happen

Nicholls gave Louisiana a huge push last season and made a nice run over the second half of the campaign – it’ll carry over.

South Alabama will be saved by a few takeaways, but it’ll struggle to keep up the pace at times with the Colonel offense moving up and down the field in a variety of ways.

There will be a lot of bending, but the Jaguars won’t quite break in a good battle.

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South Alabama vs Nicholls Prediction, Line

South Alabama 30, Nicholls 23
Line: South Alabama -10, o/u: 57
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

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Sun Belt Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2022

Sun Belt predictions for every team and every game in the 2022 college football season

The Sun Belt just got a whole lot more interesting with the addition of Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss from Conference USA – and getting them a year before it seemed possible – and also brought in FCS powerhouse James Madison to a be a part of the fun.

The divisions are staying for now, but the great additions will make it far, far tougher for Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, and Louisiana to keep on dominating – even though they might not take that big a step back, if any.

While it might seem a bit cut-and-dry with the way the league is set up, watch out for some potentially big moves from some teams that struggled. The problem will be the schedules for Troy, South Alabama, and Arkansas State. Georgia State and Old Dominion programs that got to bowl games last season will have to fight, too.

The Sun Belt is stronger than ever and the season should be the best yet. The Sun Belt predictions for 2022 are …

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1. Coastal Carolina
2. Appalachian State
T3. Georgia State
T3. Marshall
T5. Georgia Southern
T5. James Madison
T5. Old Dominion

Appalachian State Mountaineers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 6-1
2021: 10-4, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 9-3, 2019: 13-1, 2018: 11-2

Sept 3 North Carolina L
Sept 10 at Texas A&M L
Sept 17 at Troy W
Sept 24 James Madison W
Oct 1 The Citadel W
Oct 8 at Texas State W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 Georgia State W
Oct 29 Robert Morris W
Nov 3 at Coastal Carolina L
Nov 12 at Marshall L
Nov 19 Old Dominion W
Nov 26 at Georgia Southern W
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 7-1
2021: 11-2, Prediction: 10-2
2020: 11-1, 2019: 5-7, 2018: 5-7

Sept 3 Army W
Sept 10 Gardner-Webb W
Sept 17 Buffalo W
Sept 22 at Georgia State W
Oct 1 Georgia Southern W
Oct 8 at ULM W
Oct 15 Old Dominion W
Oct 22 OPEN DATE
Oct 29 at Marshall L
Nov 3 Appalachian State W
Nov 12 Southern Miss W
Nov 19 at Virginia L
Nov 26 at James Madison W
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Georgia Southern Eagles

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 3-9, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 8-5, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 10-3

Sept 3 Morgan State W
Sept 10 at Nebraska L
Sept 17 at UAB L
Sept 24 Ball State W
Oct 1 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 8 at Georgia State L
Oct 15 James Madison W
Oct 22 at Old Dominion L
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 South Alabama W
Nov 10 at Louisiana L
Nov 19 Marshall W
Nov 26 Appalachian State L
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Georgia State Panthers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 8-5, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 6-4, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 2-10

Sept 3 at South Carolina L
Sept 10 North Carolina L
Sept 17 Charlotte W
Sept 22 Coastal Carolina L
Oct 1 at Army L
Oct 8 Georgia Southern W
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 19 at Appalachian State L
Oct 29 Old Dominion W
Nov 5 at Southern Miss W
Nov 12 ULM W
Nov 19 at James Madison W
Nov 26 at Marshall L
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James Madison Dukes

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 12-2, 2020: 7-1, 2019: 14-2, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sept 10 Norfolk State W
Sept 17 OPEN DATE
Sept 24 at Appalachian State L
Oct 1 Texas State W
Oct 8 at Arkansas State W
Oct 15 at Georgia Southern L
Oct 22 Marshall W
Oct 27 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 at Louisville L
Nov 12 at Old Dominion L
Nov 19 Georgia State L
Nov 26 Coastal Carolina L
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Marshall Thundering Herd

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 5-3
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 9-3
2020: 7-3, 2019: 8-5, 2018: 9-4

Sept 3 Norfolk State W
Sept 10 at Notre Dame L
Sept 17 at Bowling Green W
Sept 24 at Troy L
Oct 1 Gardner-Webb W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 12 Louisiana W
Oct 22 at James Madison L
Oct 29 Coastal Carolina W
Nov 5 at Old Dominion W
Nov 12 Appalachian State W
Nov 19 at Georgia Southern L
Nov 26 Georgia State W
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Old Dominion Monarchs

2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2022 Sun Belt Prediction: 3-5
2021: 6-7, Prediction: 2-10
2020: 0-0, 2019: 1-11, 2018: 4-8

Sept 2 Virginia Tech L
Sept 10 at East Carolina L
Sept 17 at Virginia L
Sept 24 Arkansas State W
Oct 1 Liberty W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 at Coastal Carolina L
Oct 22 Georgia Southern W
Oct 29 at Georgia State L
Nov 5 Marshall L
Nov 12 James Madison W
Nov 19 at Appalachian State L
Nov 26 at South Alabama L
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CFN Preseason All-Sun Belt Football Team, Top 30 Players: Preview 2022

Who are the best players in the Sun Belt going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt team and top 30 players

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2022 Preseason CFN Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

QB Grayson McCall, Jr. Coastal Carolina

The star in the emergence of Coastal Carolina football, McCall has been one of the nation’s most efficient and effective passers over the last two seasons hitting 71% of his throws for close to 5.400 yards with 53 touchdowns and six picks.

He’s able to run – 870 yards and 11 career touchdowns – hit the deep ball, and get the high-octane attack rolling at will. Coastal Carolina has some rebuilding to do, but McCall will make everyone around him better.

2022 Preseason CFN Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

LB Carlton Martial, Sr. Troy

The newly configured Sun Belt is loaded with do-it-all linebackers, but no one does-it-all more more than Martial. He’s not all that big, but the 5-9, 210-pound flash gets all over the field as a bit of a hybrid playmaker.

Going into his fifth season, he already has 443 tackles, ten sacks, 47.5 tackles for loss, and five picks with seven forced fumbles on the resumé.

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Offense

QB Grayson McCall, Jr. Coastal Carolina

RB Rasheen Ali, Soph. Marshall

RB Nate Noel, Jr. Appalachian State

WR Ali Jennings, Jr. Old Dominion

WR Kris Thornton, Sr. James Madison

TE Zack Kuntz, Jr. Old Dominion

OT Cooper Hodges, Sr. Appalachian State

OG Khalil Crowder, Sr. Georgia Southern

C Malik Sumter, Sr. Georgia State

OG Willie Lampkin, Jr. Coastal Carolina

OT Austin Stidham, Sr. Troy

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Defense

DE/EDGE Javon Solomon, Soph. Troy

DT Zi’Yon Hill, Sr. Louisiana

DT Will Choloh, Sr. Troy

DE Josaiah Stewart, Soph. Coastal Carolina

LB Kivon Bennett, Sr. Arkansas State

LB Nick Hampton, Sr. Appalachian State

LB Carlton Martial, Sr. Troy

CB Derrick Canteen, Jr. Georgia Southern

S Antavious Lane, Jr. Georgia State

S Anthony Wilson, Jr. Georgia Southern

CB Steven Gilmore, Sr. Marshall

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team: Special Teams

PK Seth Keller, PK Jr. Texas State

P Rhys Byrns, Sr. Louisiana

KR LaMareon James, Soph. Old Dominion

PR Isaiah Paige, Soph. Old Dominion

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Texas State | Troy | ULM
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College Football News 2022 Preseason Top 30 Sun Belt Players

30. Nick Kidwell, OT Jr. James Madison

29. Steven Jones, CB Sr. Appalachian State

28. Hayes Maples, LB Jr. Southern Miss

27. Cooper Hodges, OT Sr. Appalachian State

26. James Blackman, QB Sr. Arkansas State

25. Micah Abraham, CB Jr. Marshall

24. Zack Kuntz, TE Jr. Old Dominion

23. Keith Gallmon, S Sr. South Alabama

22. Malik Sumter, C Sr. Georgia State

21. Javon Solomon, LB/EDGE Soph. Troy

20. Darren Grainger, QB Sr. Georgia State

19. Willie Lampkin, OG Jr. Coastal Carolina

18. Eric Garror, Sr. CB/KR Louisiana

17. Quavian White, CB Sr. Georgia State

16. Kris Thornton, WR Sr. James Madison

15. D’Jordan Strong, CB Sr. Coastal Carolina

14. Anthony Wilson, S Jr. Georgia Southern

13. Austin Stidham, OT Sr. Troy

12. Zi’Yon Hill, DT Sr. Louisiana

11. Derrick Canteen, CB Jr. Georgia Southern

10. Abraham Beauplan, LB Sr. Marshall

9. Antavious Lane, S Jr. Georgia State

8. Steven Gilmore, CB Sr. Marshall

7. Kivon Bennett, LB Sr. Arkansas State

6. Darrell Luter, CB Sr. South Alabama

5. Nick Hampton, LB Sr. Appalachian State

4. Josaiah Stewart, DE Soph. Coastal Carolina

3. Carlton Martial, LB Sr. Troy

2. Rasheen Ali, RB Soph. Marshall

1. Grayson McCall, QB Jr. Coastal Carolina

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Appalachian State | Arkansas State | Coastal Carolina 
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Texas State | Troy | ULM
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South Alabama Jaguars Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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South Alabama Jaguars Preview 2022

It’s not really fair or right to tag any Sun Belt team with being the next Coastal Carolina, but there’s chance South Alabama might just be this year’s out-of-the-blue team in the conference.

The program hasn’t had a winning season since getting up to the big level and the Sun Belt in 2012 – although it has been to two bowl games – and it’s had a a few near misses, like last year’s team that had several chances to go bowling but couldn’t get that sixth win.

Head coach Kane Wommack is only 35, he’s known for his talent as a defensive coach both as a coordinator at South Alabama and then Indiana, and he’s got the guys in place to do big things in a year when all of the Sun Belt focus is on the new additions and the expected big things out of the established stars.

He’s been fantastic in the transfer portal, he’s got a good coaching staff, and this team is loaded with as much starting experience as any team in the Sun Belt.

No, this might not be a dominant force like Coastal Carolina became, but in the winnable Sun Belt West – in a year of transition for Louisiana – just coming up with a breakthrough winning season in Year Two under the rising young head coach would be more than good enough.

South Alabama Jaguars Preview 2022: Offense

The Jaguar offense might have died down the stretch when the team just needed one win in the final four games to go bowling, but it’s a LOADED group coming back full of experience and help from the transfer portal for offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to work with.

The passing attack should be fine, but the scoring has to be there after averaging under 25 points per game. The improvement has to come from …

The running attack has to take over at times. The offensive line has lots of size and plenty of experience, but it struggled in pass protection and it generated a push for just 111 yards per game on the ground.

Four starters are back up front, and now it needs to work for leading rusher Terrion Avery – who ran for just 508 yards and a score – and a ground game that averaged just three yards per carry.

The main backs behind Avery are there, and the help is coming in from the transfer portal with Marco Lee from Virginia Tech and Omni Wells from Mississippi State looking to make a push.

The star of the passing game is gone. Jalen Tolbert caught 82 passes averaging 18 yards per pop with eight scores, and now he’s a Dallas Cowboy. However, the rest of the main receivers are back led by 53-catch Jalen Wayne and speedy Caullin Lacy. All-star TE Lincoln Sefcik caught 32 passes and five scores as a short-range receiver.

Can Desmond Trotter take his game up a few notches? The veteran quarterback was good in 2020, and he’s strong at limiting the mistakes, but he only played late last year in a rough three-game road stretch and now he has to make the O sing. If he can’t, Toledo transfer Carter Bradley will get his shot.

South Alabama Jaguars Preview 2022: Defense

The defense is getting even more help from the transfer portal than the offensive side. The Jaguars get back eight starters, but the Power Five new guys are going to at least build up the depth for a defense that wasn’t bad.

The Jaguars allowed 355 yards and 26 points per game. They need a better pass rush, but the pass defense should be fine. Speaking of the pass rusher …

The Jaguars got production from a variety of spots – mostly outside linebacker – but the line has to find more from the ends. DT Charles Coleman led the team with 4.5 sacks, and the rest of the starters are back.

On the way is Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge from Oklahoma and James Miller from Indiana to try bringing some heat from the edge – if 6-7 Brock Higdon doesn’t turn out to be a star a the Bandit position.

AJ DeShazor led the team with 64 tackles, but he’s hardly alone among the inside linebacker to use in a good rotation. That includes 245-pound Quentin Wilfawn – a thumper in the middle who made 45 tackles.

The secondary has the playmakers to work around, but more of a steady pass rush would be a big help. Darrell Luter was a First Team All-Sun Belt star with a team-high four interceptions and ten broken up passes at one corner spot, and the safety combination of Keith Gallmon and Yam Banks should combine for around 100 tackles.

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College Football Rankings, Season Predictions: Sun Belt Spring Version 2022

Sun Belt spring football rankings and predictions with best and worst case scenarios for every team

Sun Belt college football rankings and predictions with the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis – the 2022 spring version.


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The Sun Belt just got a whole lot bigger, cooler, and more interesting with a shocking expansion that should take the conference up another level.

FCS powerhouse James Madison gets to join in right away, and Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss were able to leave Conference USA and get in for the 2022 football season.

Here’s the problem – several Sun Belt programs that made strides last year are going to have tougher schedules to deal with. Several teams should be better, but might not have the results to show it.

The rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

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