Navy vs. Lehigh - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Navy vs. Lehigh - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Lehigh Mountain Hawks (1-1) at Navy Midshipmen (1-1)

College Football: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)

The Line: Navy Midshipmen -30 -- Over/Under: 62.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks and Navy Midshipmen meet Saturday in college football action at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks look for a big road upset to get a game above a .500 record. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks have lost four of their last six road games. Brad Mayes is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Mayes has to be more consistent through the air if Lehigh is going to have a chance in this contest. Jorge Portorreal and Luke Christiano have combined for 170 receiving yards on 16 receptions while Devon Bibbens has five receptions. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks ground game is averaging 86 yards per contest, and Dominick Bragalone leads the way with 155 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Lehigh is allowing 25 points and 352.5 yards per game. Sam McCloskey leads the Lehigh Mountain Hawks with 15 tackles, Colin Nace has 1.5 sacks and Keith Woetzel has one interception. 

The Navy Midshipmen look for another home victory to win at least two of the first three games for the sixth straight year. The Navy Midshipmen have won 11 of their last 13 home games. Garret Lewis is completing 54.5 percent of his passes for 79 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Lewis and Malcolm Perry have combined for one touchdown pass and zero interceptions. Taylor Jackson and CJ Williams have combined for 95 receiving yards on seven receptions while Trey Walker has one reception. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 295 yards per contest, and Perry leads the way with 274 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 40 points and 450 yards per game. Sean Williams leads the Navy Midshipmen with 14 tackles, Taylor Heflin has two sacks and Jarid Ryan has one interception.

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The under is 5-1 in Midshipmen last 6 games following a ATS win.

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks were already outmatched as it is playing an FBS team, but now they have to play one of the more complex offenses in the sport and didn't have much time to prepare for it. Navy bounced back nicely with a win over Memphis and is one of those teams that does a fine job of replacing talent in its system. Lehigh simply doesn't have the athletes or the expereince to defend this triple-option. I'll take Navy in this game, but the chalk is rather steep, which opens the possiblity of a backdoor cover. Tread lightly here.

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Randy’s Pick Navy Midshipmen -30

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