Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Navy Midshipmen Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Navy Midshipmen
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (-9.5)
Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-1) head to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Navy Midshipmen (3-5). Tulsa opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5.
The last time they took the field, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced the Tulane Green Wave and earned the win by a score of 30-24. Davis Brin went 18/28 with 266 yards via the pass and added 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Corey Taylor II paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 31 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 132 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 6.9 yards per run. JuanCarlos Santana was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 138 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 17.3 yards per reception in this contest.
The Golden Hurricane have attained 2,583 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they hold an average of 164.7 yards on the ground ranking them 62nd in D-1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Tulsa has amassed 12 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 29.2 PPG. In terms of passing yards, the Golden Hurricane have given up 1,257 yards which puts them in 61st in the nation. In total, they have given up 357.7 yards per contest which puts them 49th in D-1. The Golden Hurricane rank 36th in the country concerning team defense, conceding 22.2 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 148.2 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of their 6 games played, they are conceding 209.5 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 60.9%. In total, they have conceded 889 yards via the running game in 6 contests.
For his career, Smith has passed for 7,543 yds with 50 TD's and 30 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 152 different times for a total of -244 yds. He has a QB rating of 131.9 with a TD percentage of 5.1% and an interception percentage of 3.0%. He is averaging 203.9 yds per contest. Zach Smith has connected on 565 of his attempted career 988 passes for a completion percentage of 57.2%.
In their last game, the Navy Midshipmen went up against the Memphis Tigers and added a loss to their record by a score of 10-7. Tyger Goslin went 3/9 with 73 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 pick for the contest. Nelson Smith paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this contest. He scurried for 142 yards on 29 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Chance Warren was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 42 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 21.0 yards per reception in this game.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Midshipmen are ranked 111th in D-1 holding an average of 20.0 points per contest. For the season to this point, the Midshipmen have earned 938 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 117.3 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 123rd in the country. They are averaging 192.9 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,543 yards for the year. The Navy Midshipmen are averaging 310.1 yards/contest which has them ranked 117th in the country. Navy has yielded a total of 1,785 rushing yards (223.1 yards/game) and 22 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Midshipmen are surrendering 33.6 PPG, which has them 108th in college football. In total, they have relinquished 269 points. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 201.5 yards per contest, ranking them 41st in college football.
In the 5 games in his career, Tyger Goslin has completed 15 of 35 tries for 333 yards. He averages 66.6 yards per contest through the air with a 145.3 QB rating. Goslin has thrown for 3 TD's compared to 1 pick in his career. He has run for 29 yards on 28 tries. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 8.6% and his interception rate is 2.9%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +9.5
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