Connecticut Huskies vs. Navy Midshipmen - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Navy Midshipmen (2-0) at Connecticut Huskies (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm (Rentschler Field)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Navy Midshipmen pay a visit to Rentschler Field to tangle with the Connecticut Huskies.
The Navy Midshipmen and their option has operated like a well oiled machine through a 2-0 start to 2015 following a 45-21 victory versus East Carolina. On paper the Middies didn’t overwhelm the Pirates with a 456-405 edge in yards but they forced a pair of turnovers and turned things over the running game. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds gave Navy 41 yards in the air on 4-7 with a 23 yarder to DeBrandon Sanders. It was the ground where Reynolds excelled with 142 yards on 24 touches and five touchdowns while Chris Swain gave Navy another 123 yards and a score on 29 totes. When the option is working the defense simply needs to control the opposition and that’s what we saw.
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The Connecticut Huskies have not been a big offense over the years but instead prefer to control the scoreboard and do enough scoring to win. The Huskies certainly controlled the scoreboard against Missouri but didn’t do enough scoring in a 9-6 loss in week three. There was plenty of defense in this one with Missouri edging out UConn 270-233 in yards but each team lost a fumble and threw an interception with the Huskies also whistled for eight penalties. Connecticut struggled on the ground with just over two yards per carry. Bryant Shirreffs and his passing was the only way the Huskies could move the ball with 156 yards on 17-26.
The over is 4-0 in Midshipmen 4 games following a ATS win and the under is 5-0 in Midshipmen last 5 games on grass while Navy are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass. The under is 5-0 in Huskies last 5 games in September and is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game while the Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game. Right now I’m leaning UConn but I’ll watch this line and update…