Navy vs Tulsa Picks, Line and Odds
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
Malcolm Perry and the Navy Midshipmen go to Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Tulsa opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The Midshipmen are 3-1-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Hurricane are 1-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
10/06/19 SB Keoni-Kordell Mahekau Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tulsa
10/06/19 FB Nelson Smith Head is questionable Saturday vs Tulsa
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last outing, the Navy Midshipmen went up against the Air Force Falcons and won 34-25. Running the show from under center for the Midshipmen was Malcolm Perry who went 5/7 with 144 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception. Malcolm Perry led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 111 yards by way of 23 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Mychal Cooper led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 90 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 30.0 yards per reception for the game. The Midshipmen rushed the ball a total of 49 times and totaled 215 yards which earned them an average of 4.4 yards per run. For the game, the Midshipmen totaled 16 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 52 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they ran 57 plays which added up to 377 yards. When discussing the defense, Navy gave up 11 catches on 26 attempts for a total of 246 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.3%. For the game, they conceded a total of 357 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Midshipmen gave up 111 yards on 43 carries which gave them an average of 2.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Midshipmen step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 36 points per contest, putting them 28th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 312.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the American Athletic Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th in the AAC and 109th in the country with 1,749 yards. The Midshipmen have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 19.3 points per game which has them at 3rd in the AAC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Midshipmen have allowed 500 yards. Teams are completing 54.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try. When it comes to yards on the ground, Navy is giving up 91.3 yards per contest putting them 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 14th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the AAC and 20th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 365 yards rushing through 4 contests.
In the last game they played, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced the SMU Mustangs and lost 43-37. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 23/41 with 346 yards passing and threw 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 3 picks during the game. Shamari Brooks led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 57 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 95 yards on 16 carries which meant he averaged 5.9 yards per carry. Keylon Stokes was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 101 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 20.2 yards per reception for the game. The Golden Hurricane rushed the ball a total of 35 times and earned 154 yards earning them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. For the contest, the Golden Hurricane totaled 22 first downs and they had 10 penalties for 97 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In the game, they ran 76 plays which added up to 500 yards. When discussing the defense, Tulsa gave up 24 catches on 42 throws totaling 310 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. In the running game, the Golden Hurricane gave up 130 yards on 49 runs which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed 440 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Golden Hurricane step onto the field holding a record of 2-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Golden Hurricane have an offense that could be called mediocre in the country. Tulsa is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 115.6 rushing yards per contest, putting them 111th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 578 rushing yards through 5 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 Golden Hurricane average 390.4 yards per contest overall ranking them 82nd in the nation and 9th in the conference. The Golden Hurricane are giving up 29.6 points per game ranking them 9th in the conference and 90th in college football. In discussing points given up, they have given up 148 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 166.6 yards per contest ranking them 84th in the country and 8th in the American Athletic Conference. For this season, they have allowed 833 yards on the ground and 10 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are conceding 224.2 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Hurricane sit in 9th in the American Athletic Conference.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +2
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