UL Monroe Warhawks vs Army Black Knights Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Army Black Knights
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Michie Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: UL Monroe (+16)
Michie Stadium is the site where Christian Anderson and the Army Black Knights will play the UL Monroe Warhawks on Saturday. UL Monroe opens this matchup as 16-point dogs. The total opens at 59.
In their last game of 2019, the UL Monroe Warhawks faced the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-30. Josh Johnson led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 53 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 109 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.4 yards per carry. Josh Pederson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 92 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 15.3 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 22/37 with 330 yards via the pass and added 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception for this game.
The Warhawks come into this game after finishing with a record of 5-7 for last year. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 31.6 points per contest, ranking them 44th in Division 1. As a team, they had an average of 207.7 rushing yards per game which was 5th in the conference. For total yardage, they sat at 5th in the conference and 44th in Division 1 with 5,533 yards. They were one of the dangerous teams in the Sun Belt and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Warhawks had one of the most lackluster defenses in the country allowing 38.7 points per contest, putting them 10th in the Sun Belt Conference and 126th in college football. When it comes to yards through the air, the Warhawks conceded 3,041 yards. Teams completed 61.6% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 8.2 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, UL Monroe gave up 252.7 yards per game ranking them 10th in the Sun Belt and 127th in Division 1. They allowed teams to run for an average of 5.7 yards per carry which had them at 10th in the conference and 125th in the country overall. Overall, they conceded 3,032 yards rushing through 12 games.
Last week the Army Black Knights took on the MTSU Blue Raiders and ended up getting the win by a score of 42-0. Tyrell Robinson led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 37 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 94 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 10.4 yards per run. Isaiah Alston led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 18 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 9.0 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Panthers was Christian Anderson who went 2/4 with 28 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception for the run heavy Army offense.
The Black Knights come into this game after finishing last year with a record of 5-8. In discussing their offensive production, the Black Knights had an offense that could be called mediocre in D-1. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Black Knights were ranked 3rd among Independent teams and 66th out of all the teams in the country averaging 28.5 points per contest. Army made teams fear their ground game last season by averaging 297.2 yards per contest, ranking them 3rd in Division 1. As a team, they compiled a total of 3,864 rushing yards through 13 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Black Knights averaged 379.2 yards per game overall putting them 89th in the nation and 3rd among Independent teams.
The Black Knights allowed 23 points per contest last year ranking them 2nd among Independent teams and 42nd in college football. In discussing points allowed, they allowed 299 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they conceded 163.4 yards per game which put them at 73rd in the nation and 2nd among Independent teams. For last year, they gave up 2,124 rushing yards. Their pass defense was one of the best units in college football. They allowed 178.9 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Black Knights ranked 2nd among FBS Independent teams.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Black Knights -16
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