Temple Owls (3-3) at Navy Midshipmen (2-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 13, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Navy Midshipmen +5.5 -- Over/Under:
The Temple Owls and Navy Midshipmen meet Saturday in college football action at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Temple Owls look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Temple Owls have won four of their last six road games. Anthony Russo is completing 54.6 percent of his passes for 873 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Frank Nutile and Russo have combined for 10 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. Branden Mack and Isaiah Wright have combined for 458 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ventell Bryant has 18 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 146.8 yards per contest, and Ryquell Armstead leads the way with 626 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 22.8 points and 341.5 yards per game. Shaun Bradley leads the Temple Owls with 42 tackles, Michael Dogbe has 4.5 sacks and Rock Ya-Sin has two interceptions.
The Navy Midshipmen look to remain unbeaten at home to get back to a .500 record. The Navy Midshipmen have won each of their last four home games. Garret Lewis is completing 48 percent of his passes for 197 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen have two touchdown passes this season on 49 pass attempts. CJ Williams and Taylor Jackson have combined for 202 receiving yards on 11 receptions while Mychal Cooper has three receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 358 yards per contest, and Perry leads the way with 497 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 33.4 points and 391.8 yards per game. Hudson Sullivan leads the Navy Midshipmen with 30 tackles, Taylor Heflin has three sacks and Jarid Ryan has two interceptions.
The Owls are 23-6 ATS in their last 29 conference games, 40-18 ATS in their last 58 road games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Midshipmen are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 19-9-3 ATS in their last 31 games on fieldturf and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Navy, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Temple Owls have bounced back nicely after starting the season with two losses, and their defense has allowed 17 or less points in three of their last four games. It's a clear down year for the Navy Midshipmen, but they have played their best ball at home this season where they're outscoring teams by 15.5 points in two games. The Temple Owls have covered six of their last nine games when favored by at least three points. The Navy Midshipmen are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games when an underdog of at least three points. It's always tough to play Navy when there's no extra time to prepare, and four of the last five meetings between Navy and Temple have been decided by eight or less points. Navy is still a well coached team and usually gets the job done at home. I like the value of the points here.