Houston Cougars vs Navy Midshipmen Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Navy Midshipmen
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-13.5)
Dalen Morris and the Navy Midshipmen (3-2) play the Houston Cougars (1-1) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Houston opens this contest as 13.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 58.5.
In their last outing, the Houston Cougars played the BYU Cougars and left there with a loss by a score of 43-26. Clayton Tune went 21/31 with 310 yards by way of passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Kyle Porter paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 94 yards on 20 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per run. Christian Trahan was the receiving yardage leader by earning 69 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 23.0 yards per catch for the game.
The Cougars currently have 914 yards in total this season. As a team they hold an average of 142.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 54th in college football. In terms of notching touchdowns, Houston has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning putting points on the board, the Houston Cougars hold an average of 37.5 points per game. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cougars have allowed 541 yds which puts them in 22nd in the country. During the season, they have yielded 344.5 yards per game which ranks them 33rd in D-1. The Cougars are ranked 78th in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 37.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.1 yards per rushing attempt and 74.0 rushing yards per contest on the year. During their 2 games played, they have yielded 270.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.0%. For the year, they have given up 148 rushing yards through 2 games.
For his career, Tune has passed for 2,957 yards with 23 touchdowns and 13 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 129 times totaling 337 yds. His quarterback rating is 140.1 with a TD percentage of 6.4% and an interception rate of 3.6%. He is averaging 211.2 yards per contest. Clayton Tune has completed 206 of his attempted career 360 tosses for a completion percentage of 57.2%.
In their last game, the Navy Midshipmen played the East Carolina Pirates and notched a win by a score of 27-23. Dalen Morris went 3/4 with 30 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. Nelson Smith paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 32 yards and he added 2 TD's for this game. He rushed for 157 yards via 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.2 yards per run. Ryan Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 14 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 7.0 yards per catch for the game.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Midshipmen rank 69th in D-1 averaging 19.0 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Midshipmen have thrown for a total of 405 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 81.0 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 74th in the nation. They hold an average of 190.6 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 953 yards overall. The Navy Midshipmen have an average of 271.6 yards per outing which has them sitting 73rd in the nation. Navy has conceded a total of 1,369 yards rushing (273.8 yards/game) as well as 17 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Midshipmen are conceding 34.2 points per game, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation. In total, they have given up 171 points. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 154.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 19th in Division 1.
Morris has thrown for 1 TD while tossing 1 pick in his career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.8% and his interception percentage is 4.8%. He has scampered for 50 yards on 44 tries. He averages 29.1 passing yards per contest with a 161.3 QB rating. In 8 games in his college career, Dalen Morris has completed 13 of his 21 tries for 233 yds.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars -13.5
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