Friday, December 23, 2016
Armed Forces Bowl
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Navy Midshipmen on Friday, December 23, 2016 in the Armed Forces Bowl. The opening line for this game has Navy as 11.5 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 8-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-3-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 8-4-0 and they are 7-4-1 against the spread.
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Ryan Higgins finished with 502 yards through the air for Louisiana Tech in his last game. He completed 35 passes out of 57 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Boston Scott, who finished with 25 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Carlos Henderson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 202 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 507 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 5 yards on 22 attempts.
Zach Abey finished with 104 yards passing for Navy in his last contest. He went 7 for 13, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Midshipmen were led on the ground by Zach Abey, who finished with 70 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jamir Tillman led the team in receiving with 49 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Navy had 13 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 59 total plays for 306 yards for the contest. The Midshipmen ran for 168 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Louisiana Tech scores 44 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 5th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.6 passes on 38.7 attempts for a 66.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 359.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 3rd in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 156.5 yards per game on 29.4 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 88th in the nation. They also run 68.1 plays per contest and average 7.6 yards per play for an average of 516.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 25.2 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the country. They accumulate 48.1 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 89th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech allows 283.6 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 32.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 96th. They give up 24.3 completions on 37.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.6. The Bulldogs allow 134.4 rushing yards per game on 36.5 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. Louisiana Tech allows 418 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 70th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 60.2 yards per game, ranking them 98th among D-1 teams.
Navy averages 39.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 18th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 6.7 passes per game on 11.3 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 128.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 124th in Division 1. The Midshipmen run for an average of 327.5 yards per game on 55.6 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 3rd on the ground. They also run 66.9 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 456.3 yards per game, ranking them 35th in the country on offense. The Midshipmen get an average of 21.7 first downs per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. They average 21.3 penalty yards per game via 2.5 penalties, ranking them 128th in college football.
Navy allows an average of 259.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 82nd in the nation. They give up 19.7 completions on 30.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 64 per game. The Midshipmen allow 176.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.9 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 67th in the country. Navy allows 435.7 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 86th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 4.7 penalties for 37 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd in the nation.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 10-3-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 8-5-0 this season
Navy Betting Trends
Navy is 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Navy has an ATS record of 7-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 LB Dalton Santos Academics "?" Friday vs. Navy
12/04/16 LB Jordan Harris Academics "?" Friday vs. Navy
12/04/16 S Secdrick Cooper Neck injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Navy
10/28/16 WR Marcus Gaines Wrist out indefinitely
10/13/16 Backup RB Israel Tucker Knee out indefinitely
12/04/16 WR Craig Scott Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
12/04/16 SB Darryl Bonner Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Army
12/04/16 SB Dishan Romine Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Army
12/04/16 CB Elijah Merchant Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Army
12/04/16 SB Toneo Gulley Foot out for season
12/04/16 QB Will Worth Foot out for season
12/04/16 SB Joshua Walker Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Army
12/04/16 LB Josiah Powell Leg "?" Saturday vs. Army
12/04/16 S Kyle Battle Knee "?" Saturday vs. Army
11/17/16 SB Josh Brown Foot out for season
10/07/16 LB Daniel Gonzales Foot out for season
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 -11.5
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