Army Black Knights vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Army Black Knights vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-16)
Truist Field is the site where the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1) will attempt to beat the Army Black Knights (1-3) on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this game as 16-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 65.
The Army Black Knights come into this matchup with a record of 1-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Black Knights faced off with the Georgia State Panthers and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-14. Tyhier Tyler went 0/1 with 0 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 0 and ended the contest with no picks. Tyhier Tyler led the offense in rushing for the Black Knights with 19 totes for 110 yds (5.8 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they tallied 77 plays which totaled 365 yards. The Army Black Knights ran the ball 69 different times and accrued 354 yards, which had them averaging 5.1 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Black Knights conceded 299 yards on 46 tries, which is 6.5 yards per run surrendered. Army surrendered 8 completions on 12 tries for a total of 157 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%.
The Black Knights have racked up 1,652 total yards for the year. With reference to notching touchdowns, Army has earned 4 passing touchdowns and 13 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 7 different times. Army has earned 77 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 20 infractions for 197 yds. As a unit they're averaging 298.8 yards via the ground game ranking them 2nd in the country. When talking about putting points on the board, the Army Black Knights are sitting at 32.3 points per game.
The Black Knights are ranked 96th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 30.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.2 yards per tote and 222.0 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 888 rushing yards through 4 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Black Knights have given up 764 yds which has them sitting in 11th in college football. They have yielded 191.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 66.7%. In total, they are conceding 413.0 yards per contest which ranks them 102nd in the country. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Demon Deacons come into this game with a record of 4-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Demon Deacons took home the win by a final score of 31-21 when they played the Florida State Seminoles. Sam Hartman (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 234 yds on 22/34 passing while his QB rating was 141.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.9. Justice Ellison carried the ball 18 times for 114 yds, finishing the game with 6.3 yds per carry for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons finished the game with 405 yards while running 85 plays (4.8 yds per play). Wake Forest ran the ball for 3.4 yards per carry, finishing with 171 yards on 51 carries. Wake Forest surrendered 28 running attempts for 112 yards (4.0 yards per carry). The Demon Deacons secondary allowed a completion rate of 65.7%, surrendering 281 yds on 23 for 35 through the air.
When it comes to how much they score, the Demon Deacons rank 17th in the country with 40.4 points per outing. During this campaign so far, the Demon Deacons have racked up 1,490 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 298.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in the country. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 431.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 51st in D-1. The Wake Forest offense has totaled 253 yds of penalties on 27 violations, which ranks 94th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Demon Deacons are relinquishing 28.6 PPG, which has them ranked 87th in college football. Wake Forest has surrendered a total of 673 yards rushing (134.6 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. In total, they have relinquished 143 total points. They have yielded 13 touchdowns from the passing game and 246.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 89th in the nation. The Demon Deacons defense has participated in 354 plays, which is 91st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Black Knights +16
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