Rice at Army Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/9/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in West Point
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The Rice Owls (2-3) will try to win their third consecutive game when they face potent rushing game of the Army Black Knights (2-3) on Saturday afternoon.
Last Saturday, Rice scored 14 fourth-quarter points to pick up a 28-14 road victory over Hawaii. The Owls did turn the ball over three times in that game, but they also outgained Hawaii 391-261 to help them get the win.
Through five games, the Owls have been able to rush for 205 yards per game. Quarterback Driphus Jackson has thrown for 976 yards this season with eight touchdown passes and three interceptions. Sophomore running back Darik Dillard has rushed for 334 yards with a team-leading five touchdowns and he has averaged 5.1 yards per carry.
Army was able to snap its three-game losing streak last Saturday by beating Ball State 33-24 at home. They rushed for 425 yards in that win and they were able to convert nine of their 15 third down opportunities.
The Black Knights have rushed for 338.2 yards per game this year, but their defense has given up 34.2 points per game. Quarterback Angel Santiago has completed 78.3 percent of his passes for 288 yards this year, and he also has 360 rushing yards with five touchdowns. Running back Larry Dixon has averaged 5.8 yards per carry this season for 526 yards and four scores.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
Rice Owls are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Rice Owls are 3-2-0 against the Over/Under
Army Black Knights Betting Trends
Army Black Knights are 2-3-0 Against the Spread
Army Black Knights are 3-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/05/14 LB James Radcliffe Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/05/14 FS Julius White Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/26/14 - Cody Henessee Shoulder out indefinitely
09/19/14 DE Zach Patt Leg out indefinitely
08/28/14 WR Derek Brown Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/28/14 DL Stuart Mouchantaf Knee out for season
Army Black Knights
10/05/14 LB Addison Holstein Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/05/14 OL Drew Hennessy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/05/14 DB Geoffery Bacon Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/05/14 WR John Trainor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/05/14 DB Tevin Long Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
08/15/14 OL Justin Gilbert Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Army
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