Saturday, December 3, 2016
Jack Stephens Field
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The Temple Owls take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Jack Stephens Field. The opening line for this game has Navy as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Owls are 11-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 8-3-0 and they are 7-3-1 against the spread.
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P.J. Walker finished with 158 yards through the air for Temple last week. He completed 12 passes out of 20 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 152 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Adonis Jennings was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 256 yards on 46 attempts.
Will Worth finished with 104 yards passing for Navy last week. He went 5 for 7, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Midshipmen were led on the ground by Zach Abey, who finished with 111 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 16 yards per rush. Tyler Carmona led the team in receiving with 35 yards and 1 catches. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. Navy had 23 first downs total. 17 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 57 total plays for 600 yards for the contest. The Midshipmen ran for 496 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Temple scores 32.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.7 passes on 27.4 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 69th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 191.7 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 51st in the nation. They also run 69.3 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 419.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 64th overall this season. The Owls average 21.6 first downs per game which ranks them 59th in the country. They accumulate 44.9 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 100th in the nation.
Temple allows 145.8 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd in D-1, and they allow 17.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 13.3 completions on 24.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.7. The Owls allow 128 rushing yards per game on 35.2 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 25th in the country. Temple allows 273.8 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 3rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 49.7 yards per game, ranking them 46th among D-1 teams.
Navy averages 41.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 11th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 6.5 passes per game on 11 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 128 yards through the air per game, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Midshipmen run for an average of 342 yards per game on 56.6 attempts for an average of 6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 2nd on the ground. They also run 67.6 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for a total of 470 yards per game, ranking them 28th in the country on offense. The Midshipmen get an average of 22.5 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 23.3 penalty yards per game via 2.7 penalties, ranking them 128th in college football.
Navy allows an average of 264.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 108th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 76th in the nation. They give up 20 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 64 per game. The Midshipmen allow 175.1 rushing yards per contest on 37 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 68th in the country. Navy allows 440 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 87th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.7 penalties for 37.6 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd in the nation.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 11-1-0 this season
Navy Betting Trends
Navy is 8-3-0 against the over/under this season
Navy has an ATS record of 7-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/28/16 QB Phillip Walker Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Navy
11/28/16 WR Ventell Bryant Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Navy
11/27/16 DB Nate L. Smith Leg "?" Saturday vs. Navy
10/11/16 PK Austin Jones Knee out for season
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Knee out for season
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Knee out for season
09/13/16 CB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/27/16 FB Chris High Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/27/16 WR Craig Scott Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/27/16 CB Elijah Merchant Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/27/16 S Jerry Thompson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/27/16 SB Joshua Walker Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/27/16 LB Josiah Powell Leg "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/27/16 S Kyle Battle Knee "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/17/16 SB Josh Brown Foot out for season
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 Navy -1.5
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