Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sun Bowl stadium
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The Army Black Knights take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Sun Bowl stadium. The opening line for this game has Army as 8 point favorites. This season the Black Knights are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Miners have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 55 yards through the air for Army last week. He completed 3 passes out of 5 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led in rushing by Andy Davidson, who finished with 107 yards on 23 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 46 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Army got a total of 23 first downs by way of 18 rushing, 4 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Black Knights ran for 348 yards on 69 attempts.
Kavika Johnson finished with 42 yards through the air for UTEP last week. He completed 9 passes out of 15 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Miners were led in rushing by Aaron Jones, who finished with 123 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Walter Dawn was the team leader in receiving with a total of 19 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. UTEP got a total of 10 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 2 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 61 total plays for 208 yards for the game. The Miners ran for 135 yards on 40 attempts.
Army scores 29.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 74th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 3 passes on 5.5 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 40.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 128th in college football. The Black Knights run for an average of 338.5 yards per game on 68 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 4th in the nation. They also run 73.5 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 379 yards per game, ranking their offense 84th overall this season. The Black Knights average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 39th in the country. They accumulate 42 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 104th in the nation.
Army allows 182.5 passing yards per game, ranking 42nd in D-1, and they allow 13.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 14 completions on 28 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50. The Black Knights allow 87.5 rushing yards per game on 24.5 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 25th in the country. Army allows 270 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 45 yards per game, ranking them 33rd among D-1 teams.
UTEP averages 22.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 103rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.5 passes per game on 24.5 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 151 yards through the air per game, ranking them 114th in Division 1. The Miners run for an average of 212 yards per game on 44.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 46th on the ground. They also run 69 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 363 yards per game, ranking them 91st in the country on offense. The Miners get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 90th in the nation. They average 67 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 35th in college football.
UTEP allows an average of 225.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 71st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 97th in the nation. They give up 20 completions on 34.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 58 per game. The Miners allow 155 rushing yards per contest on 38.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 79th in the country. UTEP allows 380.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 77th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 8.5 penalties for 77.5 yards in each contest, ranking 113th in the nation.
Army Betting Trends
Army is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Army has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 DB Cameron Jones Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/11/16 RB Christian Drake Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/11/16 WR Jermaine Adams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/11/16 RB John Trainor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/11/16 DL Raymond Wright Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/11/16 CB Steven Johnson Knee "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/01/16 DL Jordan Smith Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/11/16 LB Alvin Jones Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Army
09/11/16 DL Christian Richardson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/11/16 OL John De La Rosa Knee "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/11/16 QB Zack Greenlee Knee "?" Saturday vs. Army
08/29/16 RB Treyvon Hughes Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Army
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