USF vs Navy College Football Betting Tips and Predictions
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is the venue where Malcolm Perry and the Navy Midshipmen will play the USF Bulls on Saturday. Navy opens this contest as 11.5-point favorites. The Bulls are 4-2-0 ATS and 3-2-1 when betting on the total. The Midshipmen are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-1-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the USF Bulls took on the BYU Cougars and earned the victory by a score of 27-23. Jordan Cronkrite paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 158 yards by way of 26 carries which meant he was running for 6.1 yards per tote. Mitchell Wilcox was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 52 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 26.0 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulls was Jordan McCloud who went 7/14 with 72 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Bulls rushed the ball a total of 44 times and generated 243 yards giving them an average of 5.5 yards per carry. For the game, the Bulls totaled 17 1st downs and they had 11 penalties for 105 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the day, they ran 58 plays which added up to 315 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, USF allowed 21 completions on 33 tries for a total of 221 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. Against the run, the Bulls allowed 233 yards on 55 attempts which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed 454 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Bulls head into this matchup 3-3 in 2019. For total yards, they are currently ranked 11th in the AAC and 109th in D-1 with 2,040 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 26.8 points per contest, ranking them 82nd in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 158.2 yards on the ground per game which is 10th in the conference. The Bulls have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 28.7 points per contest ranking them 9th in the AAC. In terms of yards on the ground, USF is allowing 178.7 yards per contest putting them 9th in the American Athletic Conference and 89th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per carry putting them 7th in the conference and 50th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,072 yards rushing through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulls have conceded 1,091 yards. Opponents are completing 63.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Navy Midshipmen took on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and won by a score of 45-17. Malcolm Perry led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 47 yards and he added 3 TD's for the game. He rushed for 218 yards via 20 carries which had him averaging 10.9 yards per run. Jamale Carothers was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 26 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 13.0 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Midshipmen was CJ Williams who went 1/1 with 26 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with no picks. The Midshipmen ended up running the ball 58 times and earned 388 yards which had them averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 63 plays which gave them a total of 423 yards. In the game, the Midshipmen earned a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 35 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Navy conceded 23 catches on 49 throws totaling 254 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.9%. Against the run, the Midshipmen conceded 69 yards on 29 tries which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 323 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Midshipmen come into this matchup with a record of 4-1. Navy is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 327.4 rushing yards per game, which has them at 1st in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,637 rushing yards through 5 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Midshipmen average 434.4 yards per contest overall which has them at 45th in D-1 and 6th in the American Athletic Conference. The Midshipmen are giving up 18.8 points per game ranking them 1st in the AAC and 21st in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the country. They are giving up 200.2 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Midshipmen are currently ranked 7th in the American Athletic Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 94 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 86.8 yards per game ranking them 9th in the country and 1st in the American Athletic Conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 434 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Midshipmen -11.5
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