Navy Midshipmen vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Yulman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Navy (+8)
Daylen Morris and the Navy Midshipmen head to Yulman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Tulane Green Wave. Tulane opens this game as 8-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 49.5.
In their last contest, the Navy Midshipmen faced the BYU Cougars and left there with a loss by a score of 55-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Midshipmen was Dalen Morris who went 2/4 with 16 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game with no interceptions. Myles Fells led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 33 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 55 yards by way of 3 carries which meant he averaged 18.3 yards per tote. Mark Walker led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 20 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 10.0 yards per catch for that game.
The Midshipmen come into this game after finishing with a record of 11-2 for the 2019 season. They were a team that had one of the most potent offenses in the American Athletic Conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yards, they sat in 4th in the American Athletic Conference and 22nd in D-1 with 5,927 yards. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 37.2 points per game, putting them 12th in D-1. As a unit, they had an average of 360.7 rushing yards per contest which was 1st in the American Athletic Conference.
The Midshipmen had one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1 giving up 22.3 points per game, which had them at 2nd in the AAC and 34th in D-1. When talking about yards on the ground, Navy gave up 105.9 yards per contest putting them 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 10th in Division 1. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.2 yards per rush which had them at 1st in the conference and 10th in the country overall. Overall, they allowed 1,377 yards rushing through 13 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Midshipmen allowed 1,238 yards. Opponents completed 56.6% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 7.9 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Tulane Green Wave went up against the South Alabama Jaguars and took home the victory by a score of 27-24. Tyjae Spears led the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 36 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 105 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 9.5 yards per run. Jha'Quan Jackson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 44 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 14.7 yards per catch in this contest. Leading the way at QB for the Green Wave was Keon Howard who went 14/30 with 191 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Green Wave head into this game after finishing 7-6 last season. Tulane made teams fear their ground game last season by averaging 244.7 yards per contest, which had them at 11th in D-1. As a unit, they compiled a total of 3,181 rushing yards through 13 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Green Wave averaged 450.8 yards per contest overall which had them at 22nd in D-1 and 5th in the AAC. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Green Wave were ranked 5th in the American Athletic Conference and 32nd out of all the teams in the nation averaging 33.1 points per game.
The Green Wave gave up 26.3 points per game which put them at 5th in the AAC and 56th in the nation. When it comes to points allowed, they gave up 342 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they conceded 156.7 yards per game ranking them 64th in Division 1 and 5th in the American Athletic Conference. For last season, they conceded 2,037 yards on the ground. Their pass defense was one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They allowed 222.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Green Wave sat at 7th in the AAC.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave -8
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