Army Black Knights (4-7) at Navy Midshipmen (6-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 13, 2014, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -15 -- Over/Under: 56
The Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights square off Saturday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Navy Midshipmen have won four of their last five games and have clinched a bowl game for the third straight season. Keenan Reynolds is completing 44.8 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and three interceptions. Navy’s ground game is averaging 6.4 yards per carry, as Reynolds and Noah Copeland have rushed for more than 1,900 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Navy has 38 running plays of 20 or more yards and has 12 rushing touchdowns in its last two games. Jamir Tillman and Demond Brown have combined for more than 400 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Navy Midshipmen are allowing 29.9 points, 426.2 yards, and they’ve forced five sacks and 14 turnovers. Jordan Drake leads Navy with 85 tackles and Will Anthony has eight tackles for loss.
The Army Black Knights have lost four of their last six games and just hope to end the season on a high note. Angel Santiago is completing 51.5 percent of his passes for one touchdown and one interception. Army’s ground game is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, as Santiago and Larry Dixon have combined for more than 1,800 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns. Army has 38 running plays of 20 or more yards and has eight rushing touchdowns in its last two games. Edgar Poe and Tony Giovannelli have combined for more than 300 receiving yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Army Black Knights are allowing 34.4 points, 444.4 yards, and they’ve forced nine sacks and 14 turnovers. Jeremy Timpf leas Army with 102 tackles and Andrew King has four sacks.
The Midshipmen are 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win. The Black Knights are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The favorite is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings.
We know what to expect from these two teams. A lot of running the ball and a ton of pride considering this is by far the biggest game of the season for both clubs. The defense tends to show up in this game, which is why the under has hit in the last six meetings. Let's back that trend here and expect a low-scoring game one again.