Deep South Rugby Conference Predictions Week 5

University of Southern Mississippi vs Tulane University

Tulane is off to a strong start this season as they currently sit at 2-1. Tulane recently defeated Troy University 31-19 and that momentum should carry over into this Saturday as they look to take down The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss recently forfeited their fourth straight game last weekend to the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Tulane should have no problem taking down Southern Miss, actually they will probably win by forfeit. If they do decide to play an unofficial match I am taking Tulane 28-7.

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Troy University vs Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech is currently the top dog in the Deep South Conference. They are 3-0 and it doesn’t look like they are going to lose anytime soon. Will Crawford, who spent some time in Colorado his summer with Serevi, has been playing exceptionally well this season and has been a major asset since he transferred in last spring. Troy hasn’t quite been able to get their footing so far this season. They are currently 1-2 and are coming off a big loss at the hands of Tulane. They have the key players in place to make a great team but something just isn’t quite coming together for the team. This game holds an interesting match up at the eight man position. It will be exciting to how Troy senior, James Matthews, takes on Crawford. I am taking La Tech 21-10.

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Spring Hill College vs The University of South Alabama.

Both teams currently hold a record of 1-2 and are looking to get back on a wining streak after this weekend. South so far this season has defeated Southern Miss but lost to Tulane and forfeited at Troy. Spring Hill, on the other hand, defeated Troy but lost to ULL and La tech. This game will ultimately come down to who has learned more form their losses and developed. Spring Hill looked strong against La Tech although they did not get the outcome they wanted. They took a commanding 10-0 lead within the first 20 minutes off the match but failed to close out in the second half.  I think Spring Hill runs away with this one 28-14.

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