Army vs Hawaii NCAA Football Game Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Army Black Knights vs Hawaii Warriors
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI
Odds/Point Spread: Hawaii -3.5
Cole McDonald and the Hawaii Warriors play the Army Black Knights at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The odds on this contest have Hawaii as 3.5-point favorites. The Black Knights are 5-6-0 ATS and 4-5-1 when betting on the total. The Warriors are 7-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Army Black Knights took on the VMI Keydets and ended up getting the victory by a score of 47-6. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Black Knights was Kelvin Hopkins Jr. who went 4/7 with 49 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick on the day. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 63 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He scurried for 208 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 13.0 yards per run. Camden Harrison led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 48 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 16.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Black Knights ran the ball a total of 65 times and totaled 594 yards which earned them an average of 9.1 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 72 plays for a total of 643 yards. Overall, the Black Knights got 29 first downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 35 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Army gave up 23 completions on 37 tries for a total of 231 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.2%. On the ground, the Black Knights gave up 40 yards on 21 tries which gave them an average of 1.9 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they conceded 271 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Black Knights step onto the field holding a record of 5-6 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.2 points per contest, which has them at 63rd in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 302.6 yards on the ground per game which is 1st among FBS Independent teams. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 4th among FBS Independent teams and 83rd in Division 1 with 4,243 yards. The Black Knights have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 19.6 points per game which has them at 2nd among Independent teams. In discussing rushing yards, Army is giving up 145.2 yards per contest ranking them 1st among Independent teams and 52nd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per carry which has them at 2nd among Independent teams and 61st in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,597 yards rushing through 11 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Black Knights have allowed 1,966 yards. Opponents are completing 62% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Hawaii Warriors went up against the San Diego State Aztecs and ended up getting the victory by a score of 14-11. Chevan Cordeiro paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 59 yards by way of 8 carries which gave him an average of 7.4 yards per run. Jason-Matthew Sharsh led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 95 yards on 10 receptions. He had an average of 9.5 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Warriors was Cole McDonald who went 13/19 with 144 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Warriors ran the ball a total of 31 times and earned 132 yards which earned them an average of 4.3 yards per run. Overall, the Warriors racked up 24 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 47 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they ran 66 plays for 347 yards. In terms of defense, Hawaii gave up 25 catches on 40 throws for a total of 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. On the ground, the Warriors gave up 89 yards on 26 runs which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 318 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Warriors step onto the field holding a record of 8-4. Hawaii needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 149.9 rushing yards per game, putting them 85th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 1,799 yards rushing through 12 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Warriors average 480.2 yards per contest overall putting them 11th in the nation and 1st in the Mountain West. The Warriors are conceding 31.8 points per game ranking them 8th in the Mountain West and 98th in Division 1. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 382 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 188.4 yards per game which puts them at 92nd in D-1 and 8th in the MWC. For this year, they have allowed a total of 2,261 yards rushing and 27.6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the country. They are giving up 233.9 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Warriors sit in 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Warriors college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Warriors -3.5
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