Saturday, November 5, 2016
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Navy Midshipmen take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 4.5 point favorites. This season the Midshipmen are 4-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Will Worth finished with 299 yards through the air for Navy last week. He completed 15 passes out of 25 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Midshipmen were led in rushing by Will Worth, who finished with 129 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jamir Tillman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 76 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Navy got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 19 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 616 yards for the game. The Midshipmen ran for 317 yards on 54 attempts.
DeShone Kizer finished with 263 yards passing for Notre Dame last week. He went 25 for 38, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led on the ground by Josh Adams, who finished with 94 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Kevin Stepherson led the team in receiving with 78 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 39 yards per reception. Notre Dame had 20 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 411 yards for the contest. The Fighting Irish ran for 148 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Navy scores 35.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 33rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7.6 passes on 13 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 147.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 120th in college football. The Midshipmen run for an average of 296.6 yards per game on 55.3 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 5th in the nation. They also run 68.3 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 444 yards per game, ranking their offense 43rd overall this season. The Midshipmen average 21.6 first downs per game which ranks them 59th in the country. They accumulate 18 penalty yards per game via 2.3 penalties, which ranks 128th in the nation.
Navy allows 250.4 passing yards per game, ranking 89th in D-1, and they allow 28.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 75th. They give up 19.7 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63. The Midshipmen allow 185.7 rushing yards per game on 39.7 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 82nd in the country. Navy allows 436.1 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 91st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties for 41 yards per game, ranking them 14th among D-1 teams.
Notre Dame averages 30.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 59th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.6 passes per game on 32.4 attempts for a 57.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 263.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 35th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 149.8 yards per game on 36.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 94th on the ground. They also run 69 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 413.5 yards per game, ranking them 64th in the country on offense. The Fighting Irish get an average of 19.9 first downs per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They average 53 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 71st in college football.
Notre Dame allows an average of 228 passing yards per game, which ranks 68th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 68th in the nation. They give up 18.1 completions on 29.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.9 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 160.1 rushing yards per contest on 43.3 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 60th in the country. Notre Dame allows 388.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 53rd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 54.1 yards in each contest, ranking 64th in the nation.
Navy Betting Trends
Navy is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Navy has an ATS record of 4-2-1 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/28/16 WR Javon McKinley Leg out for season
10/14/16 DL Micah Dew-Treadway Foot out indefinitely
09/12/16 CB Nick Watkins Arm out indefinitely
09/11/16 DB Shaun Crawford Achilles out for season
09/02/16 RB Justin Brent Foot out indefinitely
08/22/16 DB Max Redfield Dismissed has been dismissed
08/22/16 DB Devin Butler Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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