SMU at Navy College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 2 point favorites. The Mustangs have an ATS record of 6-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Midshipmen have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 3-3-2 against the spread.
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Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 3-3-2 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/04/17 OL Nick Natour Leg is "?"
11/03/17 DL Dimarya Mixon Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
11/05/17 CB Tyris Wooten Suspension Served missed last game, is probable
11/05/17 QB Zach Abey Shoulder injured last game, is "?"
11/02/17 DE Anthony Villalobos Ankle is "?"
11/02/17 LB Hudson Sullivan Foot is "?"
10/06/17 RB Tre Walker Knee out for season
09/09/17 P Erik Harris Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 356. They have run 699 plays this season for 4,548 yards, which ranks them 13th in the nation in total offense. The Mustangs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 1,706 yards as a team, which ranks 39th in the country. They've run 344 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 61 times for 606 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the nation in penalties. Ben Hicks has thrown for 2,588 yards this season. He has completed 202 passes on 342 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.4. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.9 adjusted yards per throw.
SMU is 95th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 279. They have surrendered a total of 4,145 yards on D, which is 113th in Division 1. The Mustangs are ranked 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 191 passes on 307 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, placing them 111th and 101st in the country. The SMU pass defense has also given up a total of 2,636 yards through the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 344 attempts for 1,509 yards this year, putting them in 67th place in D-1 against the run. The Mustangs have committed 68 penalties for 568 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 98th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is ranked 118th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 116th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 492 yards on special teams, ranking 68th in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,066. The SMU Mustangs have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 12, which is 47th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 42 for 46 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,770 yards on 42 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Midshipmen have run for 2,769 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the nation. They've run 496 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 35 times for 362 yards so far this year, which has them 123rd in the country in penalties. They are 64th in Division 1 in points scored with 260. They have run 576 plays this year for 3,657 yards, which ranks them 126th in the nation in total offense. The Navy Midshipmen average 6.3 yards per play, which is 29th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Zach Abey has completed 25 throws while attempting 60 passes for a completion percentage of 41.7%. He has passed for 717 yards this year. He averages 9.5 adjusted yards per throw and 12 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.
The Navy Midshipmen rush defense has given up 286 attempts for 1,327 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 330 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in Division 1. Navy is 64th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 233. They have given up a total of 3,265 yards on D, which is 43rd in the nation. The Midshipmen are 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 141 throws on 221 attempts against the Navy defense this season, ranking them 21st and 8th in the country. The Navy Midshipmen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,938 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Navy Midshipmen have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 108th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Navy kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,125 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 71st in the NCAA in punting average. Navy is 119th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 37 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 80th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 471 yards on special teams, which puts them 75th in kick return yardage. The Midshipmen average 21 yards per kick return and they are 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,165.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mustangs -2
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