Lafayette Leopards (1-5) at Army Black Knights (3-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 15, 2016, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Army Black Knights -- Over/Under:
The Lafayette Leopards and Army Black Knights meet Saturday in a college football matchup Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The Lafayette Leopards would love a strong road victory after a rough 1-5 start to the season. The Lafayette Leopards are just 2-6 on the road in their last eight games. Drew Reed is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,012 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Reed must take better care of the football for Lafayette to have a chance in this game. Matt Mrazek and D. Wadsworth have combined for 820 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Joey Chenoweth has 24 receptions. The Lafayette Leopards ground game is averaging 72.5 yards per contest, and DeSean Brown leads the way with 185 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Lafayette is allowing 32.7 points and 426 yards per game. Michael Root leads the Lafayette Leopards with 46 tackles, C. Albershardt has three sacks and Draeland James has two interceptions.
The Army Black Knights hope for a bounce back victory in order to snap a streak of back-to-back losses. The Army Black Knights have lost five of their last seven home games. Ahmad Bradshaw is completing 41.4 percent of his passes for 204 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Bradshaw has moved the chains on nine of his 12 completions. Christian Poe and Edgar Poe have combined for 146 receiving yards on eight catches while Jeff Ejekam has four receptions. The Army Black Knights ground game is averaging 332.8 yards per contest, and Andy Davidson leads the way with 534 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Army is allowing 15.4 points and 249.6 yards per game. Andrew King leads the Army Black Knights with 43 tackles, Alex Aukerman has four sacks and Kenneth Brinson has two interceptions.
The Black Knights are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in October and the under is 4-0 in the Black Knights last 4 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
Lafayette has really had a hard time on the defensive side of the ball this season, which includes allowing 245 rushing yards per game. Army should have a field day in this contest with all of its running backs and highpowered offense. Not to mention Army has a pretty solid defense that ranks fifth in college football in yards allowed per game. The Lafayette Leopards are simply outmatched in this contest and will struggle to keep up on both sides of the ball.
Look for Army to beat Lafayette by at least two touchdowns.