Saturday, October 22, 2016
Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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The Memphis Tigers take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-1-1 against the spread.
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Riley Ferguson finished with 236 yards through the air for Memphis last week. He completed 21 passes out of 34 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Doroland Dorceus, who finished with 81 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Phil Mayhue was the team leader in receiving with a total of 74 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Memphis got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 399 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 163 yards on 33 attempts.
Will Worth finished with 76 yards passing for Navy last week. He went 3 for 5, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Midshipmen were led on the ground by Will Worth, who finished with 115 yards on 32 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Darryl Bonner led the team in receiving with 42 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Navy had 20 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 382 yards for the contest. The Midshipmen ran for 306 yards on 63 carries as a team.
Memphis scores 40.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 16th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.2 passes on 34 attempts for a 65.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 274 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 165.5 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 77th in the nation. They also run 70.3 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 439.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 45th overall this season. The Tigers average 21.5 first downs per game which ranks them 61st in the country. They accumulate 61.7 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 42nd in the nation.
Memphis allows 248.2 passing yards per game, ranking 84th in D-1, and they allow 19.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 24th. They give up 24.3 completions on 42.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57. The Tigers allow 140.5 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 42nd in the country. Memphis allows 388.7 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 58th in terms of yards per game. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 61.3 yards per game, ranking them 93rd among D-1 teams.
Navy averages 32.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 52nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 7 passes per game on 12 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 129.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 123rd in Division 1. The Midshipmen run for an average of 262.4 yards per game on 51.8 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 63.8 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 392 yards per game, ranking them 81st in the country on offense. The Midshipmen get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 101st in the nation. They average 19.2 penalty yards per game via 2.2 penalties, ranking them 128th in college football.
Navy allows an average of 240.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 80th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. They give up 18.6 completions on 29.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4 per game. The Midshipmen allow 158 rushing yards per contest on 40.6 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 68th in the country. Navy allows 398.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 63rd in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 42.4 yards in each contest, ranking 14th in the nation.
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Navy Betting Trends
Navy is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Navy has an ATS record of 3-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 DL Michael Edwards Personal "?" Saturday vs. Navy
10/16/16 LB Shareef White Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Navy
10/16/16 OL Zach Collins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Navy
09/22/16 LB Jackson Dillon Knee out for season
09/12/16 WR Hunter Hill Knee out indefinitely
09/12/16 WR Mechane Slade Leg out indefinitely
08/30/16 QB Brady Davis Knee out for season
10/16/16 SB Joshua Walker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
10/16/16 WR Tyler Carmona Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
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 Memphis
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