Army Black Knights vs UL Monroe Warhawks Prediction, 9/2/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Army Black Knights vs UL Monroe Warhawks
Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
Location: Malone Stadium in Monroe, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Warhawks (+6)
Malone Stadium is the location where the UL Monroe Warhawks (4-8 last year) will try to defeat the Army Black Knights (6-6 last season) on Saturday, September 2, 2023. UL Monroe opens as 6-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 48.5.
The Army Black Knights finished the year having a 6-6 record. In their last game, the Black Knights went up against the Navy Midshipmen and earned the victory with a final of 20-17. Cade Ballard went 2/10 with 28 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 43.5 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Tyhier Tyler was the rushing leader for the Black Knights with 23 carries for 62 yards (2.7 yards per carry). The Army Black Knights ended up running the ball 48 different times and tallied 125 yds, which is an average of 2.6 yards per attempt. In all, they had 60 plays which gave them 153 yards. Army allowed 1 pass completions on 4 attempts for 25 yards, and a completion rate of 25.0%. Against the run, the Black Knights conceded 259 yards on 57 tries, which averages out to 4.5 yds per rush surrendered.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Army Black Knights held an average of 28.6 points per outing. As a team they averaged 289.4 yards in the run game, which ranked them 2nd in the country. The Black Knights tallied 4,393 total yards for the prior season. Army compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 38 rushing touchdowns. Army totaled 212 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 58 infractions for 467 yards. They surrendered the ball 13 different times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Black Knights gave up 1,920 yds which had them sitting in 2nd in the nation. During their 12 games, they allowed 160.0 yards per outing through the air as well as relinquishing a completion percentage of 60.7%. They gave up 359.0 yards per game ranking them 45th in Division 1. They gave up 16 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 19 running touchdowns. Opposing teams ran for an average of 5.0 yards per rush on the ground and 199.0 yards on the ground per contest throughout last year. For the season, they conceded 2,388 rushing yards through 12 games. The Black Knights ranked 34th in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 22.5 points per contest.
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The Warhawks finished the season with a 4-8 mark. The last time they took the field, the Warhawks took a defeat with a final score of 20-10 when they played the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Chandler Rogers (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 122 yards on 17/27 through the air while his quarterback rating was 113.1. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 4.5. Chandler Rogers ran the ball 14 times for 48 yards, ending the contest with 3.4 yards per carry for UL Monroe. UL Monroe ended up running for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 110 yards on 33 carries. The Warhawks finished with a total of 232 yards while running 60 plays (3.9 yards per play). The Warhawks pass defense gave up a completion rate of 64.7%, surrendering 183 yds on 11 for 17 through the air. UL Monroe allowed 46 attempts on the ground for 265 yards (5.8 yds per rush).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Warhawks had a ranking of 103rd in the country scoring 22.3 points per contest. Last year, the Warhawks compiled 2,464 yards through the air as well as averaging 205.3 passing yards per game, which ranked 101st in Division 1. The UL Monroe Warhawks averaged 326.0 yards/contest, which had them sitting 112th in Division 1. The UL Monroe offense totaled 538 yards of penalties on 59 infractions, which ranked them 113th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Warhawks surrendered 34.4 PPG, which had them ranked 122nd in the nation. UL Monroe allowed a total of 2,341 yards on the ground (195.1 yards per outing) and 29 touchdowns on the ground last year. Last year, they conceded 413 total points. They allowed the opposition 17 touchdowns via the pass and 232.7 yards/outing, which put them in 78th in the country. The Warhawks defense took part in 829 plays, which had them ranked 34th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Black Knights -6
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