Friday, September 2, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Army Black Knights take on the Temple Owls on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Temple as 21.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51. Last season the Black Knights were 5-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record was 4-8-0. The Owls had an over/under record of 5-9-0 and they were 9-5-0 against the spread.
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Army scored 22.1 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 109th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 4.1 passes on 9 attempts for a 45.4 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 94 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 127th in college football. The Black Knights ran for an average of 244.3 yards per game on 51.3 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranked them 12th in the nation. They also ran 60.3 plays per contest and averaged 5.6 yards per play for an average of 338.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 109th overall last season. The Black Knights averaged 16.3 first downs per game which ranked them 123rd in the country. They accumulated 39.5 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranked 117th in the nation.
Army allowed 210.4 passing yards per game, ranking 49th in D-1, and they allowed 27.8 points per contest on defense, which ranked 74th. They gave up 15.5 completions on 25.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.8. The Black Knights allowed 165.7 rushing yards per game on 36.3 carries for a 4.6 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 60th in the country. Army allowed 376.1 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 48th in terms of yards per game. They forced 0.9 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.3 penalties for 47.8 yards per game, ranking them 33rd among D-1 teams.
Temple averaged 29.8 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 61st in the country. In the passing department, they completed 17.8 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 56.8 percent completion percentage. They threw for 216.9 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 72nd in Division 1. The Owls ran for an average of 149.8 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 97th on the ground. They also ran 68.3 plays per game and averaged 5.4 yards per play for a total of 366.7 yards per game, ranking them 96th in the country on offense. The Owls got an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranked 90th in the nation. They averaged 55.2 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 63rd in college football.
Temple allowed an average of 208.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 42nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 20.1 points per contest, which had them ranked 17th in the nation. They gave up 19.2 completions on 33.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6 per game. The Owls allowed 128 rushing yards per contest on 33.5 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the country. Temple allowed 336.8 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranked 20th in D-1. They forced 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7.4 penalties for 69.6 yards in each contest, ranking 121st in the nation.
Chris Carter finished his last game of last season with 208 yards through the air for Army. He completed 9 passes out of 15 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led in rushing by Aaron Kemper, who finished with 38 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Edgar Poe was the team leader in receiving with a total of 121 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Army got a total of 16 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 345 yards for the game. The Black Knights ran for 137 yards on 44 attempts.
P.J. Walker finished his last game of last season with 236 yards through the air for Temple. He completed 23 passes out of 42 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by P.J. Walker, who finished with 30 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Brandon Shippen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Temple got a total of 21 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 9 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 335 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 99 yards on 33 attempts.
Army Betting Trends
Army were 4-8-0 against the over/under last season
Army had an ATS record of 5-6-1 last season
Temple Betting Trends
Temple were 5-9-0 against the over/under last season
Temple had an ATS record of 9-5-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
08/22/16 LB Stephaun Marshall Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Temple
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