Army Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (3-3) at Army Black Knights (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Michie Stadium)
The Line: Army Black Knights -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The North Texas Mean Green will travel to play the Army Black Knights in a non-conference college football game on Saturday.
The Army Black Knights are 4-2 this season after beating Lafayette by a score of 62-7 in their last game. Army has a solid team this season and has only lost two games by a combined 10 points. The Army offense is averaging 35.5 points per game with 366.5 rushing yards and 81 passing yards per game. Ahmad Bradshaw is completing 45.5% of his passes for 235 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception for Army. Andy Davidson has rushed for 545 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Ahmad Bradshaw has added 404 yards and 3 scores for the Black Knights. Christian Poe has caught 7 passes for 113 yards, while Joe Walker has added 2 catches for 59 yards and 2 scores for Army. The Army defense is giving up 14 points per game with 84.2 rushing yards and 161 passing yards per game. Andrew King has led the Army defense with 48 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks, while Jeremy Timpf has added 39 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Mitchell Howard has gone 2-4 on field goals for Army, with a long of 27 yards, while Blake Wilson has gone 2-4 on field goals, with a long of 38 yards.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 3-3 (2-1) this season after beating Marshall by a score of 38-21 in their last game. North Texas has alternated wins and losses every game this season and will have their hands full with the rushing attack of Army. The North Texas offense is averaging 25.8 points per game with 145.2 rushing yards and 205.2 passing yards per game. Mason Fine is completing 56% of his passes for 981 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for North Texas. Jeffrey Wilson has rushed for 564 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Willy Ivery has added 187 yards and 3 scores for the Mean Green. Terian Goree has caught 22 passes for 194 yards, while Thaddeous Thompson has caught 21 passes for 327 yards and 1 touchdown for North Texas. The North Texas defense is giving up 28.7 points per game with 189 rushing yards and 229.8 passing yards per game. Cortney Finney has led the North Texas defense with 41 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Kishawn McClain has added 41 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 interceptions. Trevor Moore has gone 3-4 on field goals, with a long of 31 yards.
North Texas is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 October games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 10-1 in Army’s last 11 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous games and 4-0 in Army’s last 4 games following a win of more than 20 points.
Army has shown off an impressive rushing attack this season with a very strong defense to follow suit. North Texas has been more balanced on offense but is averaging about 10 points less than Army is per game. Defending the triple option is never easy, especially for a team like North Texas. I like Army to have a field day on the ground and to run their way to a victory.