Cincinnati Bearcats vs Navy Midshipmen Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Navy Midshipmen
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Midshipmen (+26.5)
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is the location where the Navy Midshipmen (1-5) will compete against the Cincinnati Bearcats (6-0) on Saturday. Navy is 26.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 50.5.
The Cincinnati Bearcats head into this game 6-0 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bearcats stepped onto the field against the UCF Knights and took home the win by a score of 56-21. Desmond Ridder finished 13/23 with 140 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 122.0 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Jerome Ford was the rushing leader for the Bearcats with 20 attempts for 189 yards (9.5 yards per attempt). For the game, they had 65 plays which converted into 476 yds. The Cincinnati Bearcats ran the football 42 times and totaled 336 yards, which came out to an average of 8.0 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Bearcats conceded 155 yds on 37 tries, which is 4.2 yards per run allowed. Cincinnati conceded 16 completions on 27 attempts for 141 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.3%.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bearcats are sitting at 43.5 PPG. As a team they average 199.8 yards in the run game which is 33rd in Division 1. The Bearcats have tallied 2,665 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Cincinnati has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns on the ground. Cincinnati has recorded 126 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 41 infractions for 298 yds. They have turned the football over 8 times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Bearcats are conceding 1,030 yards which ranks them 22nd in the country. They are allowing 171.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 49.6%. Overall, they are allowing 294.5 yards per outing which ranks them 24th in D-1. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 122.8 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have given up 737 rushing yards through 6 games. The Bearcats rank 15th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 13.7 points per contest.
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The Midshipmen head into this matchup 1-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Midshipmen took a loss by a score of 35-17 when they faced the Memphis Tigers. Tai Lavatai (1 TD) finished the contest with 27 yards on 3/4 passing while his quarterback rating was 214.2. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.8. Isaac Ruoss carried the ball 18 times for 75 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.2 yds per carry for Navy. The Midshipmen finished the game with 241 yards while they ran 71 plays (3.4 yards per play). Navy ran for 3.0 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 198 yards on 65 attempts. Navy conceded 34 rushing attempts for 200 yards (5.9 yds per carry). The Midshipmen secondary gave up a completion percentage of 66.7%, relinquishing 215 yds on 8 for 12 through the air.
The Navy Midshipmen average 275.7 yards/game, ranking them 126th in the country. The Navy offense has accrued 222 yards of penalties on 27 violations, which has them sitting 123rd in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season thus far, the Midshipmen have earned 356 yards via the pass along with an average of 59.3 passing yards per contest, putting them at 130th in college football. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Midshipmen sit 121st in D-1 averaging 17.5 points per contest.
The Midshipmen are relinquishing 32.7 points per game, which has them ranked 121st in the country. Navy has conceded a total of 832 yards via the ground game (138.7 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. This season, they have allowed 196 points. They have allowed the opposition 8 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 231.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 85th in college football. The Midshipmen defense has been on the field for 365 plays, which is good for 20th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bearcats -26.5
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