Temple at Army College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium
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The Temple Owls head to Blaik Field at Michie Stadium to play the Army Black Knights on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Army as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Owls are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Black Knights are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-3-0.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Temple Owls Injuries
10/15/17 DB Derrek Thomas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/15/17 OL Jovahn Fair Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/15/17 OL Leon Johnson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Army
10/06/17 K Austin Jones Knee out indefinitely
10/06/17 DB Cequan Jefferson Rest out indefinitely
10/01/17 RB Jager Gardner Leg out indefinitely
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
10/15/17 DL Andrew McLean Knee "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/11/17 DB Elijah Riley Academics out indefinitely
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/17/17 DB Rhyan England Knee out indefinitely
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Temple Owls are 110th in the country in points scored with 139. They have run 505 plays this year for 2,475 yards, which ranks them 29th in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 4.9 yards per play, which is 117th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 138 1st downs this season, ranking them 47th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 717 yards as a unit, which ranks 113th in college football. They've run 243 times, averaging 3 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 57 times for 491 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. Logan Marchi has passed for 1,658 yards this year. He's completed 136 throws while attempting 245 passes for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 117.9. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Temple is 81st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 184. They have given up a total of 2,797 yards on D, which is 98th in D-1. The Owls are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 138 throws on 232 attempts against the Temple Owls defense this season, ranking them 111th and 113th in the nation. The Temple pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,623 yards in the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 259 attempts for 1,174 yards this season, putting them in 88th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 50 penalties for 428 yards on defense this year. That places them 101st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is 42nd in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 65 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 84th in D-1. They have returned 27 kicks for 584 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 22 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,124. The Temple Owls have tried 16 field goals this year and made 12, which is 16th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Temple Owls kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,506 yards on 37 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 86th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Black Knights have run for 2,650 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in college football. They've run 415 times, averaging 6.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Army Black Knights have been penalized on offense 30 times for 245 yards so far this season, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 33rd in the nation in points scored with 221. They have run 453 plays this season for 2,775 yards, which ranks them 129th in Division 1 in total offense. Army averages 6.1 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Ahmad Bradshaw averages 3.9 yards per pass attempt and 1.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 7 passes on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 23.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 53.5. He has thrown for 116 yards this season.
The Army Black Knights rush defense has allowed 217 attempts for 1,207 yards this year, putting them in 94th place in D-1 against the run. Army has committed 33 penalties for 281 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 34th in college football. They are 48th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 142. They have surrendered a total of 2,544 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Black Knights are ranked 111th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 113 passes on 182 attempts against the Army defense this season, placing them 60th and 38th in Division 1. The Army Black Knights pass defense has also given up a total of 1,337 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 122nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Army kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 29 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 690 yards on 16 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 43rd in Division 1 in punting average. Army is ranked 101st in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 43 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 73rd in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 374 yards on special teams, ranking 47th in kick return yardage. The Army Black Knights average 19 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,191.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Black Knights -6.5
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