Army Black Knights vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Army Black Knights vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Chanticleers (-3)
Brooks Stadium is the location where the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (11-2 last year) will attempt to beat the Army Black Knights (9-4 last season) on Saturday. Coastal Carolina opens this matchup as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 58.5.
The Army Black Knights finished the year having a 9-4 mark. In their last matchup, the Black Knights played the Missouri Tigers and went home with a win by a final score of 24-22. Christian Anderson connected on 3/4 with 60 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 201 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Jakobi Buchanan led the offense in rushing for the Black Knights with 21 carries for 68 yards (3.2 yards per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 64 plays which gave them a total of 306 yds. The Army Black Knights ran the football 55 times and tallied 211 yds, which is an average of 3.8 yds per carry. Against the run, the Black Knights conceded 195 yds on 37 attempts, which calculates to 5.3 yards per rush surrendered. Army conceded 27 pass completions on 34 attempts for 238 yds, and a completion percentage of 79.4%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Army Black Knights had an average of 32.8 points per game. As a team they maintained an average of 281.1 yards on the ground, which ranked them 2nd in the country. The Black Knights racked up 4,887 total yards over the course of last season. Army totaled 10 passing touchdowns and 46 touchdowns via the ground. Army totaled 260 1st downs as a unit, and they committed 49 penalties for 478 yards. They surrendered the football 8 times.
The Black Knights were ranked 34th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 22.3 points per contest. Opposing teams ran for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 118.2 yards on the ground per game over the course of last year. In total, they allowed 1,537 yards on the ground in 13 games. Regarding passing yards, the Black Knights gave up 2,746 yds which ranked them 52nd in Division 1. In their 13 games played last season, they gave up 211.2 yards per contest through the air and surrendering a completion percentage of 59.2%. They granted 329.4 yards per game which had them sitting 18th in the country. They gave up 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 20 rushing touchdowns.
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The Chanticleers ended the season having earned a 11-2 record. The last time they took the field, the Chanticleers went home victorious with a score of 47-41 when they played the NIU Huskies. Grayson McCall (4 touchdowns) finished the contest with 315 yards on 22/30 passing while his quarterback rating was 205.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.5. Braydon Bennett carried the rock 6 times for 108 yards, ending the contest with 18.0 yds per carry for Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers finished the game with 514 yds while running 55 plays (9.3 yards per play). Coastal Carolina ended up running for 8.0 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 199 yds on 25 carries. Coastal Carolina surrendered 55 attempts on the ground for 335 yards (6.1 yds per carry). The Chanticleers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.6%, relinquishing 181 yds on 20 for 33 through the air.
When it comes to how much they scored, the Chanticleers were 6th in the country with an average of 40.9 points per contest. Last season, the Chanticleers threw for 3,457 yards via the pass in addition to averaging 265.9 passing yards per outing, putting them at 27th in the nation. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers maintained an average of 493.9 yards per outing, ranking them 7th in the country. The Coastal Carolina offense accrued 660 yards of penalties on 70 infractions, which ranked them 77th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes.
Coastal Carolina allowed a total of 1,962 yards on the ground (150.9 yards per contest) as well as 21 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last season. They gave up 16 touchdowns via the pass and 190.2 yards per outing, ranking them 16th in college football. The Chanticleers defense was on the field for 835 plays, which had them sitting 48th in college football. The Chanticleers conceded 21.6 points per game, which had them in 27th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they relinquished 281 total points.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Black Knights +3
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