Saturday, October 8, 2016
Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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The Houston Cougars take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 17 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-1-1 against the spread.
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Greg Ward finished with 389 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 32 passes out of 38 attempts for a 84% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Greg Ward, who finished with 65 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Linell Bonner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 159 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 540 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 114 yards on 30 attempts.
Will Worth finished with 260 yards passing for Navy last week. He went 17 for 30, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Midshipmen were led on the ground by Chris High, who finished with 32 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jamir Tillman led the team in receiving with 128 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Navy had 18 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 317 yards for the contest. The Midshipmen ran for 57 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Houston scores 44.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 12th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.4 passes on 36.6 attempts for a 69.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 304.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 25th in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 201.4 yards per game on 49.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also run 86.2 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 506 yards per game, ranking their offense 19th overall this season. The Cougars average 27.4 first downs per game which ranks them 6th in the country. They accumulate 31 penalty yards per game via 3 penalties, which ranks 123rd in the nation.
Houston allows 208 passing yards per game, ranking 43rd in D-1, and they allow 11.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 17.8 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.4. The Cougars allow 42 rushing yards per game on 25.8 carries for an average of 1.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 1st in the country. Houston allows 250 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 6th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 49.8 yards per game, ranking them 44th among D-1 teams.
Navy averages 28.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 71st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 8 passes per game on 13.8 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 143 yards through the air per game, ranking them 121st in Division 1. The Midshipmen run for an average of 251.5 yards per game on 49 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 15th on the ground. They also run 62.8 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 394.5 yards per game, ranking them 83rd in the country on offense. The Midshipmen get an average of 19.3 first downs per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. They average 22.8 penalty yards per game via 2.5 penalties, ranking them 127th in college football.
Navy allows an average of 211 passing yards per game, which ranks 46th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 35th in the nation. They give up 15.3 completions on 24.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6 per game. The Midshipmen allow 166.3 rushing yards per contest on 42.5 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 74th in the country. Navy allows 377.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 56th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 45.5 yards in each contest, ranking 25th in the nation.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Navy Betting Trends
Navy is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Navy has an ATS record of 2-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 OL Alex Fontana Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Navy
10/02/16 CB Brandon Wilson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Navy
10/02/16 RB Duke Catalon Concussion "?"
10/02/16 OL Mac Long Leg "?" Saturday vs. Navy
10/02/16 LB Matthew Adams Suspension Served missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Navy
10/02/16 RB Mulbah Car Knee "?" Saturday vs. Navy
09/30/16 LB Tyus Bowser Facial out indefinitely
09/21/16 WR Tren'Davian Dickson Personal left the team
08/20/16 WR Marquez Stevenson Collarbone expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/01/16 SB Joshua Walker Undisclosed "?"
09/05/16 QB Tago Smith Knee out for season
08/31/16 G Robert Lindsey Back out indefinitely
08/29/16 K DJ Grant-Johnson Leg out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Navy
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