Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego Staten - 12/23/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Navy Midshipmen (7-5) at San Diego State Aztecs (7-5)
College Football: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs 0 -- Over/Under: 55.5 See the Latest Odds
The Navy Midshipmen and the San Diego State Aztecs face off on Tuesday at Qualcomm Stadium in the San Diego Country Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
The Navy Midshipmen finished the regular season at 7-5 and they finished the season winning five of their last six games. Navy’s offense is averaging 33.1 points 431.8 yards per game led by QB Keenan Reynolds who completed just 47.1 percent of his passes with 6 touchdowns and three interceptions and he has rushed for 1,182 yards and 21 touchdowns. Noah Copeland has rushed for 889 yards and five touchdowns and Jamir Tillman has 20 receptions. The Navy defense allows 28.2 points and 410.2 yards per game with 15 takeaways and eight sacks. Jordan Drake has 96 tackles, Daniel Gonzalez has 80 tackles, and Quincy Adams has 69 tackles. Navy continues to be undersized but makes up for it with a solid game plan.
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The San Diego State Aztecs won three of their last four games and finished the season at 7-5. The SDSU offense is averaging 25.8 points and 400.1 yards led by QB Quinn Kaehlers who has completed 56.4 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Donnie Pumphrey leads the San Diego State rushing attack with 1.755 yards and 19 touchdowns and Ezell Ruffin leads the Aztecs receivers with 26 catches. The San Diego State defense allows 20.1 points per game and 337.6 yards with 22 takeaways and 24 sacks. Calvin Munson has 78 tackles, Josh Gavert has 78 tackles, and Trey Lomax has 63 tackles. San Diego State beat Air Force who is their common opponent with Navy.
Navy is 18-5 against the spread against the MWC, 8-3 against the spread following a win, and 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. San Diego State is 4-0 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 11-5-1 against the spread following a win.
We have two offenses who can put up numbers and two decent defenses but I see the offenses winning here and this one going over the total.