Navy Midshipmen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Irish (-21.5)
The Navy Midshipmen (2-6) are traveling to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1). Navy opens as 21.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
The Navy Midshipmen head into this matchup 2-6 this year. In their last game, the Midshipmen faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and earned the victory with a final of 20-17. Tai Lavatai went 0/4 with 0 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 0.0 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Tai Lavatai was the rushing leader for the Midshipmen with 18 attempts for 64 yards (3.6 yds per attempt). For the game, they tallied 64 plays which totaled 302 yards. The Navy Midshipmen ran the ball a total of 60 times and accounted for 302 yds, which had them averaging 5.0 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Midshipmen conceded 129 yds on 30 tries, which calculates to 4.3 yards per run allowed. Navy relinquished 13 pass completions on 23 tries for 165 yds, and a completion rate of 56.5%.
The Midshipmen currently have 2,264 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Navy has totaled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 7 times. Navy has a total of 140 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 35 penalties for 292 yards. As a team they maintain an average of 224.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 15th in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Navy Midshipmen are sitting at 18.1 PPG.
Regarding passing yards, the Midshipmen are giving up 1,727 yds which has them ranked 63rd in D-1. They have allowed 215.9 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.6%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 347.9 yards/game which has them sitting 55th in D-1. They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 18 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing 4.0 yards per running attempt and 132.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,056 rushing yards through 8 games. The Midshipmen rank 105th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 30.0 points per game.
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The Fighting Irish head into this matchup 7-1 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Fighting Irish walked away with a victory by a final of 44-34 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Kyren Williams carried the rock 22 times for 199 yds, finishing the game with 9.0 yds per carry for Notre Dame. Jack Coan (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 213 yards on 16/24 passing while his quarterback rate was 155.0. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.9. Notre Dame surrendered 40 run attempts for 223 yards (5.6 yards per carry). The Fighting Irish pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 77.4%, relinquishing 341 yards on 24 for 31 passing. The Fighting Irish finished the contest with 525 yards and they ran 67 plays (7.8 yds per play). Notre Dame rushed for 7.2 yds per attempt, totaling 295 yards on 41 carries.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Fighting Irish are ranking 38th in D-1 averaging 32.6 points per outing. For the year so far, the Fighting Irish have a total of 2,066 passing yards as well as an average of 258.3 passing yards per game, which is ranked 42nd in the country. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish maintain an average of 388.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 76th in Division 1. The Notre Dame offense has compiled 419 penalty yds on 50 infractions, which is 67th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
Notre Dame has given up a total of 1,090 yards via the ground game (136.3 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing this year. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 257.8 yards per game, which puts them in 118th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish defense has been on the field for 558 plays, which is 80th in college football. The Fighting Irish are relinquishing 24.5 points per contest, which puts them 71st in college football. This year, they have allowed 196 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +21.5
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