Air Force Falcons (3-2) at Army Black Knights (8-2)
College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Michie Stadium)
The Line: Army Black Knights +1.5 -- Over/Under: 38 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Army Black Knights battle the Air Force Falcons Saturday in week 16 college football action at Michie Stadium for the Commander In Chief's Trophy.
The Air Force Falcons look for a third straight win to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Air Force Falcons have split their last two road games. Haaziq Daniels is completing 60 percent of his passes for 326 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Daniels enters this game with 40 career pass attempts under his belt. Kyle Patterson and Ben Peterson have combined for 213 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Brandon Lewis has eight receptions. The Air Force Falcons ground game is averaging 336 yards per contest, and Brad Roberts leads the way with 378 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 16 points and 306 yards per game. Elisha Palm leads the Air Force Falcons with 30 tackles, George Silvanic has 2.5 sacks and Corvan Taylor has two interceptions.
The Army Black Knights look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Army Black Knights have won all seven home games this season. Jemel Jones is completing 47.4 percent of his passes for 156 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Army Black Knights have 10 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Tyrell Robinson and Michael Roberts have combined for 223 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Reikan Donaldson has four receptions. The Army Black Knights ground game is averaging 280.4 yards per contest, and Tyhier Tyler leads the way with 440 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Army is allowing 14.7 points and 272.1 yards per game. Jon Rhattigan leads the Army Black Knights with 71 tackles, Arik Smith has 3.5 sacks and Jabari Moore has two interceptions.
The Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Black Knights are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. MWC. The under is 4-1 in Falcons last 5 road games. The under is 17-5 in Black Knights last 22 games in December. The Falcons are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Army and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
I get that Air Force has won seven of the last 10 meetings against Army, but this season, it's fair to say the Black Knights have been the better football team. Air Force has had issues playing a consistent schedule this season and their three wins have come against teams with a combined 6-17 record. Army is 6-1 straight up since October and has held three of its last six opponents to single digit points while pitching two shutouts overall this season. We're getting free points with the better team. It's always tough to argue with that side.