Thursday, October 13, 2016
Dowdy Ficklen Stadium
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The Navy Midshipmen take on the East Carolina Pirates on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. The opening line for this game has Navy as 3 point favorites. This season the Midshipmen are 3-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Pirates have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
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Will Worth finished with 76 yards through the air for Navy last week. He completed 3 passes out of 5 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Midshipmen were led in rushing by Will Worth, who finished with 115 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Darryl Bonner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Navy got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 382 yards for the game. The Midshipmen ran for 306 yards on 63 attempts.
Gardner Minshew finished with 220 yards passing for East Carolina last week. He went 21 for 33, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Pirates were led on the ground by James Summers, who finished with 114 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Isaiah Jones led the team in receiving with 145 yards and 18 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. East Carolina had 24 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 91 total plays for 476 yards for the contest. The Pirates ran for 168 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Navy scores 32.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 57th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7 passes on 12 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 129.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 123rd in college football. 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. That ranks them 11th in the nation. They also run 63.8 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 392 yards per game, ranking their offense 84th overall this season. The Midshipmen average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 101st in the country. They accumulate 19.2 penalty yards per game via 2.2 penalties, which ranks 128th in the nation.
Navy allows 240.6 passing yards per game, ranking 82nd in D-1, and they allow 24.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 47th. They give up 18.6 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.4. The Midshipmen allow 158 rushing yards per game on 40.6 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 67th in the country. Navy allows 398.6 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 64th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 42.4 yards per game, ranking them 14th among D-1 teams.
East Carolina averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 32.3 passes per game on 49 attempts for a 66 percent completion percentage. They throw for 378 yards through the air per game, ranking them 3rd in Division 1. The Pirates run for an average of 137.3 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 104th on the ground. They also run 83.3 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 515.3 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the country on offense. The Pirates get an average of 25.8 first downs per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. They average 35.5 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 119th in college football.
East Carolina allows an average of 225 passing yards per game, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 95th in the nation. They give up 16.2 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7 per game. The Pirates allow 195 rushing yards per contest on 37.5 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 96th in the country. East Carolina allows 420 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 83rd in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 61.8 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
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
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 SB Joshua Walker Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. East Carolina
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
10/10/16 DB Corey Seargent Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/09/16 OL D'ante Smith Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/09/16 QB Philip Nelson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/09/16 P Davis Plowman Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/09/16 DT Demetri McGill Leg "?" Thursday vs. Navy
10/06/16 DB Nhyre Quinerly Legal problems has been dismissed
09/27/16 OL Jared Huneycutt Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Joe Allely Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/20/16 WR Davon Grayson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 WR Trevon Brown Academics out for season
08/27/16 DL Darious Commissiong Legal problems out for season
Guy's Pick: Take East Carolina
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