UMass Minutemen vs Army Black Knights Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Army Black Knights
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Michie Stadium in West Point, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Black Knights (-37.5)
The UMass Minutemen (1-9) are on their way to Michie Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Army Black Knights (6-3). UMass opens this contest as 37.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 56.
The UMass Minutemen head into this matchup 1-9 for this season. In their last contest, the Minutemen played the Maine Black Bears and ended up losing by a score of 35-10. Brady Olson went 14/30 with 113 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 89.3 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Ellis Merriweather was the best rusher for the Minutemen with 27 attempts for 177 yds (6.6 yds per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 66 plays which totaled 297 yds. The UMass Minutemen ran the football 35 times and totaled 184 yds, which earned them an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Against the run, the Minutemen conceded 168 yards on 36 attempts, which is 4.7 yds per run allowed. UMass gave up 11 pass completions on 20 tries for a total of 169 yards, and a completion rate of 55.0%.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the UMass Minutemen are sitting at 15.2 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 128.8 yards on the ground ranking them 99th in the nation. The Minutemen have earned 2,926 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, UMass has totaled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. UMass has compiled 168 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 65 infractions for 649 yds. They have turned the football over 16 times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Minutemen have given up 2,533 yards which puts them in 113th in the country. They are giving up 253.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 65.1%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 477.3 yards per outing which has them ranked 136th in college football. They have surrendered 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 35 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 224.0 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have given up 2,240 rushing yards through 10 games. The Minutemen are ranked 141st in college football regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 44.0 PPG.
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The Black Knights step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Black Knights went home victorious with a score of 63-14 when they played the Bucknell Bison. Jabari Laws (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 58 yards on 3/3 passing while his QB rating was 372.4. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 19.3. Tyson Riley ran the football 10 times for 70 yds, walking away from the contest with 7.0 yds per carry for Army. Army ran for 7.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 428 yards on 61 attempts. The Black Knights finished with 486 yards while they ran 65 plays (7.5 yards per play). The Black Knights secondary conceded a completion rate of 56.5%, relinquishing 226 yds on 13 for 23 passing. Army gave up 48 rush attempts for 176 yards (3.7 yards per carry).
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Black Knights are ranking 16th in college football averaging 36.2 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Black Knights have compiled 886 passing yards along with holding an average of 98.4 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 128th in the country. The Army Black Knights are averaging 400.9 yards/outing, which is good for 65th in Division 1. The Army offense has compiled 364 penalty yards on 37 violations, ranking them 129th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Black Knights are allowing 24.2 PPG, which has them sitting 68th in the nation. Army has yielded a total of 863 yards rushing (95.9 yards/game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush for the season. Overall, they have surrendered 218 points in total. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air and 226.9 yards/game, which has them in 70th in the country. The Black Knights defense has been on the field for 486 plays, which has them sitting 13th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Black Knights -37.5
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