Saturday, October 22, 2016
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium
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The North Texas Mean Green take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. The opening line for this game has Army as 17.5 point favorites. This season the Mean Green are 4-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
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Mason Fine finished with 206 yards through the air for North Texas last week. He completed 18 passes out of 28 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Jeffrey Wilson, who finished with 188 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Thaddeous Thompson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 68 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Texas got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 458 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for 252 yards on 54 attempts.
Chris Carter finished with 103 yards passing for Army last week. He went 4 for 9, resulting in a 44% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led on the ground by Cole Macek, who finished with 111 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jordan Asberry led the team in receiving with 59 yards and 1 catches. He finished the game with an average of 59 yards per reception. Army had 31 first downs total. 26 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 671 yards for the contest. The Black Knights ran for 537 yards on 54 carries as a team.
North Texas scores 25.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 88th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.2 passes on 36 attempts for a 56 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 205.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 92nd in college football. The Mean Green run for an average of 145.2 yards per game on 37.7 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 97th in the nation. They also run 73.7 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 350.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 112th overall this season. The Mean Green average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 87th in the country. They accumulate 70.7 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, which ranks 18th in the nation.
North Texas allows 229.8 passing yards per game, ranking 71st in D-1, and they allow 28.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 76th. They give up 17.5 completions on 33.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52. The Mean Green allow 189 rushing yards per game on 40.2 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 87th in the country. North Texas allows 418.8 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 81st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.5 penalties for 75 yards per game, ranking them 123rd among D-1 teams.
Army averages 35.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 35th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 4.5 passes per game on 8.8 attempts for a 50.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 81 yards through the air per game, ranking them 128th in Division 1. The Black Knights run for an average of 366.5 yards per game on 62 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 1st on the ground. They also run 70.8 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 447.5 yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country on offense. The Black Knights get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 34th in the nation. They average 46.8 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 101st in college football.
Army allows an average of 161 passing yards per game, which ranks 8th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 14 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They give up 15.2 completions on 27.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2 per game. The Black Knights allow 86.7 rushing yards per contest on 27.8 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 2nd in the country. Army allows 247.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 2nd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 44.5 yards in each contest, ranking 25th in the nation.
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 4-1-1 this season
Army Betting Trends
Army is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Army has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 OG Garrett Gunter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/16/16 RB Darnell Woolfolk Ankle "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
10/08/16 WR Edgar Poe Wrist out indefinitely
10/04/16 K Mitchell Howard Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take North Texas
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