Navy at Memphis NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/26/2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Brady White and the Memphis Tigers play the Navy Midshipmen at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The spread on this contest has Memphis as 14-point favorites. The Midshipmen are 2-0-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/22/19 DL O'Bryan Goodson Leg is questionable Thursday vs Navy
09/22/19 RB Patrick Taylor Jr. Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Navy
09/16/19 WR John Williams Knee is out for season
09/10/19 DB Chris Claybrooks Leg is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Navy Midshipmen faced the East Carolina Pirates and won 42-10. Malcolm Perry led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 30 yards and he ran for 4 touchdowns for the contest. He rushed for 156 yards by way of 24 carries which gave him an average of 6.5 yards per run. CJ Williams was the receiving yardage leader by earning 117 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 39.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Midshipmen was Malcolm Perry who went 5/7 with 151 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen rushed the ball a total of 64 times and totaled 315 yards which had them averaging 4.9 yards per run. In the game, the Midshipmen had a total of 27 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 54 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they ran 72 plays for a total of 468 yards. When discussing the defense, Navy conceded 11 completions on 23 throws totaling 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.8%. Overall, they conceded a total of 222 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Midshipmen conceded 84 yards on 29 runs which gave the opponent an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed.
The Midshipmen head into this matchup 2-0 in 2019. For total yardage, they sit in 10th in the American Athletic Conference and 119th in the country with 999 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 43.5 points per contest, ranking them 16th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 371.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the conference. The Midshipmen have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 8.5 points per game putting them 1st in the American Athletic Conference. In discussing yards on the ground, Navy is allowing 74.5 yards per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 12th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per carry which has them at 1st in the AAC and 16th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 149 yards rushing through 2 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Midshipmen have allowed 256 yards. Opponents are completing 51.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Memphis Tigers faced the South Alabama Jaguars and won by a score of 42-6. Kenneth Gainwell led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 71 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for 145 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 9.1 yards per carry. Damonte Coxie was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 81 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 27.0 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Brady White who went 12/20 with 209 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game. The Memphis Tigers ended up running the ball 45 times and racked up 312 yards which had them averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 67 plays which gave them a total of 530 yards. For the contest, the Tigers had a total of 18 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 100 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In terms of defense, Memphis gave up 9 catches on 26 attempts totaling 147 yards, and a completion percentage of 34.6%. Against the run, the Tigers gave up 101 yards on 39 carries which gave the opponent an average of 2.6 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 248 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 3-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Memphis is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 227 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 31st in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 681 rushing yards through 3 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Tigers average 489.7 yards per game overall putting them 22nd in college football and 4th in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers are allowing 13.3 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the AAC and 14th in Division 1. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 40 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 116.3 yards per game which puts them at 42nd in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 349 rushing yards and 2.1 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in D-1. They are allowing 110 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers sit in 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +14
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