How to Watch South Alabama Jaguars vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles – December 23

The 68 Ventures Bowl features a matchup of the Eastern Michigan Eagles (who are heavy, 17-point underdogs) and the South Alabama Jaguars on December 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The total for this game has been set at 44 points.

Interested in watching the game between the Jaguars and Eagles? You can do so on ESPN.

Jaguars vs. Eagles Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Mobile, Alabama
  • Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium

Jaguars Insights

  • The Jaguars are putting up 425.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 38th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 27th, allowing 327.5 yards per game.
  • The Jaguars are averaging 30.9 points per game on offense, which ranks them 45th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 36th, giving up 21.9 points per game.
  • South Alabama is averaging 264.9 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 36th in the FBS. The defense ranks 42nd, surrendering 209.7 passing yards per game.
  • The Jaguars rank 63rd in run offense (160.4 rushing yards per game) and 27th in run defense (117.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
  • From an offensive standpoint, South Alabama ranks 39th in the FBS with a 43% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 26th in third-down conversion rate allowed (117.8).
  • The Jaguars have the 39th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing 16 turnovers (24th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (70th in the FBS).

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Eagles Insights

  • Eastern Michigan ranks third-worst in total yards per game (273.8), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 70th in the FBS with 384.2 total yards ceded per contest.
  • Eastern Michigan’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 20.3 points per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 53rd with 24 points ceded per contest.
  • The Eagles rank 10th-worst in passing yards per game (158.6), but they’ve been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 38th in the FBS with 205.3 passing yards ceded per contest.
  • In terms of rushing, this season has been hard for Eastern Michigan on both offense and defense, as it is putting up just 115.2 rushing yards per game (22nd-worst) and ceding 178.9 rushing yards per game (19th-worst).
  • The Eagles rank 105th in the FBS with a 35% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 68th with a 39.3% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
  • After forcing eight turnovers (118th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 11 times (40th in the FBS) this season, Eastern Michigan sports the 91st-ranked turnover margin of -3.

Jaguars Leaders

  • La’Damian Webb has totaled 1,007 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns (91.5 yards per game through 11 games). His 5.4 yards per attempt rank 98th in college football.
  • He’s also caught 24 passes (on zero targets) for 144 receiving yards with one touchdown. He’s averaging 13.1 receving yards and 2.2 catches per game.
  • Caullin Lacy’s 1,316 receiving yards this season (fifth in the FBS) have come from zero targets and 91 receptions (fifth in the FBS). He’s averaging 109.7 receiving yards and 7.6 catches per game, with seven receiving touchdowns.
  • Carter Bradley has 2,660 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions this year. He has completed 67.8% of his passes, averaging 241.8 yards per game and 8.2 per attempt.

Eagles Leaders

  • Samson Evans averages 52.9 rushing yards per game this year (635 total yards), while scoring 12 rushing touchdowns.
  • In 12 games, Austin Smith has 1,775 passing yards, with nine touchdowns against seven interceptions and completing 57.4% of his attempts.
  • Smith also has two rushing touchdowns and 134 rushing yards (third on the Eagles).
  • Jaylon Jackson has rushed for two touchdowns this year, and has totaled 574 rushing yards (47.8 per game and 4.6 per attempt).
  • In addition to his rushing stats, Jackson has grabbed 22 passes (on zero targets) for 221 yards (fourth on the Eagles), with two receiving touchdowns. He averages 18.4 yards per game.
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