Navy vs. Tulsa - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Navy vs. Tulsa - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-2) at Navy Midshipmen (6-2)

College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)

The Line: Navy Midshipmen -1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to take on the Navy Midshipmen this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane won their 3rd straight game and improved to 7-2 (4-1 AAC) on the season after defeating the East Carolina Pirates, 45-24, this past Saturday. Tulsa had no issues running the football against the East Carolina defense and was able to pull away from the Pirates after taking a 24-7 halftime lead. Tulsa outgained East Carolina by a 616-474 margin and outrushed the Pirates by a 342-38 margin. Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane was RB James Flanders who had 181 yards and 2 TD’s on 28 carries. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 42.4 ppg on 511.0 total yards per game (258.8 passing, 252.2 rushing). Offensively, the Golden Hurricane have been led by the RB duo of James Flanders (18.2 att/g, 120.0 yds/g, 14 TD) and D’Angelo Brewer (23.3 att/g, 122.9 yds/g, 5 TD). QB Dane Evans has completed 58.0% of his passes for 18 TD and 8 INT while averaging 249.3 passing yds/game. Keevan Lucas (6.7 rec/g, 93.9 yds/g, 9 TD), Josh Atkinson (6.0 rec/g, 79.3 yds/g, 5 TD), and Justin Hobbs (4.0 rec/g, 53.3 yds/g, 3 TD) have been the main receiving threats for the Golden Hurricane. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing their opponents to average 31.0 ppg on 425.9 total yards per game (248.4 passing, 177.4 rushing). Tulsa has committed 16 turnovers on the season and has an overall turnover margin of 0.

The Navy Midshipman rebounded from their lost to South Florida to defeat the Norte Dame Fighting Irish, 28-27, and improve to 6-2 (4-1 AAC) on the season. In an outstanding back and forth game, Navy was use their triple-option rushing attack to run out the clock in the closing minutes after Notre Dame got within 1-point of the lead with 7:28 left to go. Navy was outgained by Notre Dame by a 370-368 margin however, committed just 1 penalty in the entire game. Leading the way for the Midshipmen was QB Will Worth who rushed for 175 yards and 2 TD’s on 28 carries. On the season, Navy is averaging 34.5 ppg on 434.5 total yards per game (135.0 passing, 299.5 rushing). Offensively, Navy is led by their rushing offense that currently ranks 4th in the country. Leading the rushing attack for the Midshipmen are QB Will Worth (23.6 att/g, 99.1 yds/g, 15 TD), RB Chris High (8.9 att/g, 59.1 yds/g, 5 TD), Dishan Romine (4.1 att/g, 35.8 yds/g), Toneo Gulley (4.0 att/g, 34.1 yds/g, 2 TD), and RB Shawn White (4.3 att/g, 16.6 yds/g, 3 TD). QB Will Worth has completed 60.0% of his passes for 6 TD and 3 INT while averaging 129.4 passing yds/game. Jamir Tillman (3.4 rec/g, 50.4 yds/g, TD) is the leading receiver for the Midshipmen. Defensively, Navy is allowing their opponents to average 28.6 ppg on 427.9 total yards per game (247.0 passing, 180.9 rushing). Navy has committed just 8 turnovers on the season and has an overall turnover margin of +1.

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The Golden Hurricane are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Midshipmen are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in November and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games.

Tulsa continues to display one of the most explosive offenses in the country as evident by their 51.3 ppg average during the Golden Hurricane’s three-game win streak. Navy once again has one of the best rushing offenses in the country and must be happy with their recent defense effort against Notre Dame. Navy can control the game with their rushing attack however, as the Midshipmen rank just 86th in total defense, I think the balanced offense attack of Tulsa will be able to do enough to cover with the points in this one. Take Tulsa and the points. 

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Brett’s Pick Tulsa Golden Hurricane +1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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