Navy at Florida Atlantic College Football Picks & Predictions 9/1/2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
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FAU Stadium is the venue for the game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Florida Atlantic Owls on Friday, September 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Navy as 18 point favorites. The Owls were 2-9-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 8-4-0. The Midshipmen were 8-5-1 ATS and their over/under record was 9-5-0.
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Valuable Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen were 9-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Navy Midshipmen were 8-5-1 against the spread last year
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls were 8-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Florida Atlantic Owls were 2-9-1 against the spread last year
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
07/31/17 WR Kamrin Solomon Suspension out indefinitely
06/14/17 WR Kalib Woods Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Navy Midshipmen ran for 4,355 yards as a team last year, which ranked 3rd in the nation. They ran 739 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Midshipmen were penalized on offense 39 times for 342 yards last year, which had them 119th in the country in penalties. They were 12th in Division 1 in points scored with 531. They ran 897 plays last year for 1,793 yards, which ranked them 112th in the nation in total offense. The Midshipmen averaged 6.9 yards per play, which was 8th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 293 1st downs last season, ranking them 35th overall as an offensive unit. Zach Abey completed 20 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 57.1% last year. He passed for 352 yards. He averaged 5.5 adjusted yards per throw and 10.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 128.2.
The Midshipmen rush defense gave up 546 attempts for 2,519 yards last season, putting them in 82nd place in the country against the run. They had 60 penalties for 494 yards on defense last year. That placed them 6th in Division 1. Navy was 99th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 434. They gave up a total of 6,076 yards on D, which was 111th in the nation. The Midshipmen were 98th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses completed 267 throws on 413 attempts against the Navy Midshipmen defense last season, ranking them 88th and 60th in the country. The Navy pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,557 yards in the air, which was 108th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls were 82nd in Division 1 in points scored with 317 last year. They ran 836 plays last season for 2,521 yards, which ranked them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 64th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 247 1st downs last year, placing them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic ran for 2,262 yards as a team, which ranked 59th in the country. They ran 470 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls were penalized on offense 64 times for 577 yards last season, which had them 96th in the nation in penalties. Jason Driskel threw for 2,415 yards last season. He completed 200 passes on 327 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His quarterback rating last year was 125.6. He averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Florida Atlantic was 114th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 478 last season. They surrendered a total of 6,166 yards on D, which was 112th in Division 1. The Owls were ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opposing offenses completed 233 passes on 355 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense last season, placing them 53rd and 29th in the country. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense also gave up a total of 3,221 yards through the air, which was 87th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 538 attempts for 2,945 yards last year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls committed 65 penalties for 595 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 30th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Midshipmen -18
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