Navy Midshipmen vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 10/14/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-10)
The Navy Midshipmen (1-4) are headed to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Thursday where they will compete against the Memphis Tigers (3-3). Navy opens this game as 10-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 52.5.
The Navy Midshipmen step onto the field holding a record of 1-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Midshipmen played the SMU Mustangs and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-24. Tai Lavatai was the best rusher for the Midshipmen with 24 carries for 53 yards (2.2 yds per carry). Tai Lavatai went 4/7 with 64 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 181.1 and finished the game without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Midshipmen conceded 80 yds on 29 tries, which averages out to 2.8 yds per run allowed. Navy conceded 30 pass completions on 40 attempts for 324 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. Overall, they had 60 plays which gave them a total of 241 yards. The Navy Midshipmen ended up rushing 53 times and amassed 177 yds, which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt.
The Midshipmen have racked up 1,413 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Navy has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times. Navy has compiled 84 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 23 infractions for 173 yards. As a team they have an average of 220.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 21st in college football. Concerning scoring points, the Navy Midshipmen are sitting at 17.6 PPG.
The Midshipmen are sitting in 118th in the country in terms of team defense, conceding 32.2 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 126.4 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 632 yards via the ground game in 5 outings. Concerning passing yards, the Midshipmen are giving up 1,171 yards which ranks them 63rd in college football. They have conceded 234.2 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.2%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 360.6 yards/outing ranking them 69th in D-1. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Tigers come into this game with a record of 3-3 this season. For their last game, the Tigers walked away with a loss by a score of 35-29 when they faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Seth Henigan (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 463 yards on 34/57 passing while his quarterback rating was 132.4. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.1. Brandon Thomas carried the ball 18 times for 77 yards, walking away from the game with 4.3 yards per carry for Memphis. Memphis rushed the ball for 3.6 yards per carry, totaling 151 yds on 42 carries. The Tigers finished the game with a total of 614 yards on 99 plays (6.2 yds per play). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 52.4%, relinquishing 182 yds on 11 out of 21 passing. Memphis allowed 46 rush attempts for 234 yards (5.1 yds per rush).
When it comes to how much they score, the Tigers are ranking 24th in the country averaging 36.0 points per game. For the year thus far, the Tigers have earned 1,938 passing yards as well as holding an average of 323.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 11th in D-1. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 499.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 11th in the nation. The Memphis offense has 309 yards of penalties on 35 infractions, which is 66th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
Memphis has conceded a total of 847 yards via the ground game (141.2 yards per contest) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed the opposition 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 316.3 yards per game, which has them in 140th in the nation. The Tigers defense has taken part in 483 plays, which is 139th in the country. The Tigers are conceding 32.7 points per contest, which has them 121st in the nation. This year, they have conceded 196 total points.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -10
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