Memphis Tigers vs Navy Midshipmen Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Navy Midshipmen
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Midshipmen (+7)
The Memphis Tigers (0-1) are on their way to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Navy Midshipmen (0-1). Navy opens as 7-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 51.5.
The Memphis Tigers head into this matchup 0-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Tigers stepped onto the field against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 49-23. Seth Henigan went 19/30 with 165 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 120.5 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Jevyon Ducker was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 5 attempts for 63 yds (12.6 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 51 plays for 294 yds. The Memphis Tigers rushed the ball a total of 21 different times and recorded 129 yards, which had them averaging 6.1 yds per carry. In the running game, the Tigers conceded 97 yards on 34 tries, which is an average of 2.9 yds per rush surrendered. Memphis relinquished 38 pass completions on 49 attempts for 450 yds, and a completion percentage of 77.6%.
The Tigers tallied 5,260 total yards for the previous season. Memphis earned 26 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns via the ground. They turned the football over 19 different times. Memphis recorded 270 1st downs, and they were called for 58 infractions for 475 yds. As a team they held an average of 139.6 yards in the run game, ranking them 89th in the country. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Memphis Tigers averaged 30.1 points per outing.
The Tigers were ranked 91st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 29.3 PPG. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 169.3 yards on the ground per game over the course of last season. Over the course of last season, they allowed 2,032 rushing yards through 12 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Tigers allowed 3,007 yards which put them in 80th in D-1. Over the course of their 12 games played last year, they gave up 250.6 yards per game through the air in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 63.6%. They gave up 419.8 yards/game ranking them 96th in the country. They conceded 22 passing touchdowns and 22 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Midshipmen come into this game with a record of 0-1 this season. When they last played, the Midshipmen took a loss by a score of 14-7 against the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens. Tai Lavatai finished the contest with 135 yards on 5/13 through the air while his QB rating was 125.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 10.4. Daba Fofana ran the ball 15 times for 47 yds, ending the game with 3.1 yds per attempt for Navy. Navy ran the football for 2.9 yards per attempt, totaling 184 yds on 63 attempts. The Midshipmen finished the contest with a total of 319 yds while they ran 76 plays (4.2 yds per play). The Midshipmen passing defense conceded a completion rate of 62.5%, relinquishing 189 yards on 20 out of 32 passing. Navy gave up 29 rushing attempts for 13 yds (0.4 yds per rush).
The Navy Midshipmen averaged 282.7 yards/game, which was good for 126th in D-1. The Navy offense accrued 434 yards of penalties on 53 violations, which ranked them 125th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Last season, the Midshipmen threw for 682 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 56.8 passing yards per outing, ranking them 130th in D-1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Midshipmen earned a ranking of 117th in Division 1 scoring 20.1 points per outing.
Navy allowed a total of 1,572 yards rushing (131.0 yards per outing) and 25 touchdowns by way of the ground game last year. They conceded 16 touchdowns from the passing game and 218.2 yards/game, which had them sitting 51st in D-1. The Midshipmen defense took part in 696 plays, which had them ranked 1st in college football. The Midshipmen gave up 28.3 points per game, which had them in 82nd in Division 1. Last season, they conceded 340 total points.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Midshipmen +7
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