Saturday, October 8, 2016
Wallace Wade Stadium
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The Army Black Knights take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Wallace Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Duke as 6 point favorites. This season the Black Knights are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
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Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 64 yards through the air for Army last week. He completed 3 passes out of 4 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led in rushing by Andy Davidson, who finished with 106 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Joe Walker was the team leader in receiving with a total of 39 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Army got a total of 33 first downs. Of those first downs, 24 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 593 yards for the game. The Black Knights ran for 419 yards on 69 attempts.
Daniel Jones finished with 324 yards passing for Duke last week. He went 33 for 54, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led on the ground by Shaun Wilson, who finished with 55 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Quay Chambers led the team in receiving with 90 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Duke had 25 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 430 yards for the contest. The Blue Devils ran for 106 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Army scores 36.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 41st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 4.3 passes on 7.3 attempts for a 58.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 75.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 128th in college football. The Black Knights run for an average of 374.3 yards per game on 68.8 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 1st in the nation. They also run 76 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 450 yards per game, ranking their offense 47th overall this season. The Black Knights average 25.5 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the country. They accumulate 44.3 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 108th in the nation.
Army allows 177.3 passing yards per game, ranking 19th in D-1, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 15 completions on 27.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.1. The Black Knights allow 91.3 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the country. Army allows 268.5 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 45.8 yards per game, ranking them 29th among D-1 teams.
Duke averages 26.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 83rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 26.2 passes per game on 41.8 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 290.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 33rd in Division 1. The Blue Devils run for an average of 155.2 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 85th on the ground. They also run 81.8 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 445.6 yards per game, ranking them 50th in the country on offense. The Blue Devils get an average of 24.4 first downs per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. They average 39.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 118th in college football.
Duke allows an average of 252.2 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 86th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 54th in the nation. They give up 15.8 completions on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 50 per game. The Blue Devils allow 119.2 rushing yards per contest on 39 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the country. Duke allows 371.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 49th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 44 yards in each contest, ranking 18th in the nation.
Army Betting Trends
Army is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Army has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 WR Edgar Poe Hand "?" Saturday vs. Duke
10/02/16 DE Dominic McDonald Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/02/16 RB Jela Duncan Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/02/16 WR Keyston Fuller Leg "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/02/16 WR Scott Bracey Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/29/16 LB Tinashe Bere Knee out for season
09/26/16 CB DeVon Edwards Knee out for season
09/01/16 DT Zach Morris Knee out for season
08/28/16 QB Thomas Sirk Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Army
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