Navy Midshipmen vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 10/14/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Navy Midshipmen vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (+3)
Jerry Richardson Stadium is where the Charlotte 49ers (1-4) will try to defeat the Navy Midshipmen (2-3) on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Charlotte opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total comes in at 45.
The Navy Midshipmen come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Midshipmen took the field against the North Texas Mean Green and took home the win by a score of 27-24. Tai Lavatai went 4/8 with 75 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 170 and ended the contest with no picks. Alex Tecza was the rushing leader for the Midshipmen with 17 attempts for 137 yards (8.1 yds per attempt). The Navy Midshipmen ended up rushing 58 times and totaled 331 yds, which had them averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. On the day, they had 68 plays which totaled 406 yds. Navy relinquished 22 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 267 yards, and a completion rate of 66.7%. On the ground, the Midshipmen conceded 206 yds on 36 tries, which is 5.7 yards per rush surrendered.
The Midshipmen have racked up 1,745 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Navy has earned 5 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 3 times. Navy has a total of 81 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 24 penalties for 182 yds. As a team they're averaging 248.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 4th in Division 1. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Navy Midshipmen have an average of 21.6 points per outing.
The Midshipmen rank 84th in D-1 concerning team defense, giving up 27.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 153.6 rushing yards per game for the season. For the season, they have conceded 768 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Midshipmen are giving up 1,219 yards which puts them in 58th in the country. They have relinquished 243.8 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.3%. During the season, they have yielded 397.4 yards per game which puts them 97th in college football. They have allowed 9 touchdowns by air as well as 9 touchdowns running the ball.
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The 49ers come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the 49ers went home defeated by a final of 34-16 when they played the SMU Mustangs. Trexler Ivey (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 107 yards on 10/17 through the air while his QB rating was 119.3. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.3. Terron Kellman ran the ball 9 times for 69 yards, finishing the contest with 7.7 yds per attempt for Charlotte. The 49ers finished the game with 331 yards and they ran 74 plays (4.5 yds per play). Charlotte ran the football for 4.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 167 yards on 42 attempts. Charlotte relinquished 38 running attempts for 228 yds (6.0 yards per rush). The 49ers secondary allowed a completion percentage of 60.9%, relinquishing 135 yds on 14 out of 23 through the air.
The Charlotte 49ers hold an average of 311.2 yards per contest, which is good for 121st in Division 1. The Charlotte offense has 269 penalty yards on 34 infractions, ranking them 67th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. They have an average of 135.4 run yards per game and have run for 677 yards for the season. They have thrown 5 interceptions while conceding 2 fumbles and they have tallied 87 1st downs. Regarding how much they score, the 49ers are ranked 125th in D-1 averaging 18.4 points per outing. For the year thus far, the 49ers have compiled 879 passing yards as well as holding an average of 175.8 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 116th in the nation.
Charlotte has given up a total of 793 yards rushing (158.6 yards/game) and 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air and 246.2 yards per outing, which has them sitting 97th in college football. They have 2 fumbles recovered and 4 picks so far this year. The 49ers defense has participated in 317 plays, which is 15th in the nation. The 49ers are allowing 27.6 points per contest, which has them 83rd in the nation. In total, they have surrendered 138 pts.
Who will win tonight's Midshipmen/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +3
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