Saturday, November 12, 2016
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 11.5 point favorites. This season the Fighting Irish are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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DeShone Kizer finished with 223 yards through the air for Notre Dame last week. He completed 19 passes out of 27 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led in rushing by Josh Adams, who finished with 73 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Torii Hunter Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Notre Dame got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 56 total plays for 370 yards for the game. The Fighting Irish ran for 147 yards on 29 attempts.
Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 84 yards passing for Army last week. He went 5 for 15, resulting in a 33% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led on the ground by Andy Davidson, who finished with 45 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Edgar Poe led the team in receiving with 46 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Army had 15 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 228 yards for the contest. The Black Knights ran for 144 yards on 40 carries as a team.
Notre Dame scores 29.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.7 passes on 31.8 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 40th in college football. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 149.4 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 97th in the nation. They also run 67.6 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 408.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 62nd overall this season. The Fighting Irish average 19.8 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 52.3 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 74th in the nation.
Notre Dame allows 208 passing yards per game, ranking 41st in D-1, and they allow 27.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 67th. They give up 16.7 completions on 27.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61. The Fighting Irish allow 177.9 rushing yards per game on 44.7 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 77th in the country. Notre Dame allows 385.9 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 50th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.4 penalties for 48.7 yards per game, ranking them 42nd among D-1 teams.
Army averages 29.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 61st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 5 passes per game on 11 attempts for a 45.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 89.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 128th in Division 1. The Black Knights run for an average of 320.3 yards per game on 60.3 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 2nd on the ground. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 410.2 yards per game, ranking them 61st in the country on offense. The Black Knights get an average of 22.3 first downs per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. They average 46.1 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 105th in college football.
Army allows an average of 166.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th in the nation. They give up 14.3 completions on 26 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.1 per game. The Black Knights allow 121.6 rushing yards per contest on 30.6 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Army allows 288.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 5th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.7 penalties for 55.8 yards in each contest, ranking 76th in the nation.
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Army Betting Trends
Army is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Army has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/04/16 K Mitchell Howard Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Army +11.5
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