Army Black Knights vs. Rice Owls Pick-Odds-Prediction - 10/11/14
Rice Owls (2-3) at Army Black Knights (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Michie Stadium)
The Line: Army Black Knights -0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network HD
The Rice Owls run defense gets a look at the option attack of the Army Black Knights on Saturday.
The Army Black Knights picked up their second win of 2014 in a 33-24 decision over visiting Ball State. Army used an effective rushing attack to score and control the clock against a dangerous offense as they piled up 425 rushing yards. Angel Santiago went 2-3 in the air for 48 yards while running for 89 yards and a touchdown on 13 totes. Larry Dixon was the workhorse on the ground with 188 yards on 28 carries while Larry Baggett contributed 64 yards on five touches. The defense gave up 330 yards with a fumble recovery and an interception that ended the Cardinals final drive.
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The Rice Owls picked up a 28-14 victory over visiting Hawaii in what was far closer then the two touchdown margin indicates. A 14-0 4th quarter got the job done but it was all about the Owls defense and a few big plays. Rice held the Warriors to 261 yards with a fumble recovery and interception but their own offense lost the ball three times and turned the ball over on downs a few times in Hawaii territory. Darik Dillard gave the ground game some punch with 141 yards on 23 totes with a pair of touchdowns while Driphus Jackson hit on 10-23 for 248 yards with 81 yard TD throws to Jordan Taylor and James Mayden.
This sets up as strength versus strength with Rice stronger against the run and running is what the Black Knights do. Right now I'll side with the Owls...