Army vs. Abilene Christian College Football Picks, Odds, and Predictions 10/3/20
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Abilene Christian Wildcats (0-1) at Army Black Knights (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Blaik Field at Michie Stadium)
The Line: Army Black Knights -31 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Abilene Christian Wildcats and Army Black Knights meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at Michie Stadium.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats like for a feel good victory after losing their season opener a couple weeks ago to UTEP. The Abilene Christian Wildcats have lost six of their last seven road games. Peyton Mansell is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 202 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mansell obviously has to be a bigger difference maker if the Wildcats are going to have a successful season. Taelyn Williams and Lionell McConnell have combined for 121 receiving yards on five catches while Remington Lutz has one reception. The Abilene Christian Wildcats ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Tyrese White leads the way with 41 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Abilene Christian is allowing 17 points and 293 yards per game. B Robinson leads the Abilene Christian Wildcats with seven tackles, Triston Anderson has one sack and Koy Richardson has two pass deflections.
The Army Black Knights look for their third home victory to improve to a solid 3-1 on the CFB season. The Army Black Knights have won four straight home games. Christian Anderson is completing 39.3 percent of his passes for 122 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Anderson has one touchdown pass on 51 career pass attempts. Michael Roberts and Isaiah Alston have combined for 103 receiving yards on six catches while Reikan Donaldson has two receptions. The Army Black Knights ground game is averaging 320.3 yards per contest, and Anderson leads the way with 230 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Army is allowing 10.3 points and 238.3 yards per game. Jon Rhattigan leads the Army Black Knights with 20 tackles, Amadeo West has one sack and Jabari Moore has one interception.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Abilene Christian Wildcats obviously are outmatched in this contest and need better play from their quarterback if they're going to hang around. However, the Wildcats put up a solid effort defensively against UTEP, and it's not like Army is a worldbeater. The Army Black Knights usually chew the clock up offensively and we're not used to seeing them blow the doors off opponents. This is a ton of points to pass up and we usually see these inflated lines between FBS and FCS. I'm not buying it here.
Give me the Abilene Christian Wildcats and the points.