Miami-OH RedHawks (1-2) vs. Army Black Knights (3-0)
September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Army Black Knights -8 / Miami-OH RedHawks +8; Over/Under: 55.5
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The Army Black Knights meet the Miami-Ohio RedHawks and the in Week 4 college football action from Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Miami-Ohio RedHawks will look to build on their 42-7 win over LIU in their last matchup. Heading into their matchup with LIU, Brett Gabbert has thrown for 201 yards2 touchdowns and an interception on 48.3% passing while AJ Mayer’s tossed for 145 yards on 36.7% passingKeyon Mozee leads Miami-Ohio with 99 rushing yards while Jack Sorenson has 129 receiving yards on 8 catches tp ;ead the RedHawks while Max Hippenhammer also has 100+ receiving yards and a TD this season. Defensively, Ivan Pace Jr. has a team-high 14 total tackles while Cedric Boswell has a team-high 10 solo tackles and Lonnie Phillips has a pair of sacks for Miami-Ohio this season.
The Army Black Knights will look to add to their 52-21 win over UConn last time out. Heading into their matchup against UConn, Christian Anderson has thrown for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also leading the Black Knights and the option offense in rushing with 174 rushing yards. Jakobi Buchanan and Tyrell Robinson each have 90+ rushing yards as well while Braheem Murphy has a team-high 72 receiving yards this season. Defensively, Julian McDuffie leads Army with 10 total tackles including a team-high 7 solo tackles while Andre Carter II has a team-high 4.5 sacks this season.
Miami-Ohio is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 games following a win. Army is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 non-conference games.
I considered the points with Miami-Ohio after Army blew the cover against UConn, but I just don’t have faith in Miami-Ohio’s rush defense, especially against the option offense. Army can run hot and cold, but I just think that this is a spot where the Black Knights use the option against an opponent that will be unable to cope. Give me Army here.