Air Force at Army: 11/7/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Army Black Knights (6-1) vs Air Force Falcons (0-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:30 am (Blaik Field at Michie Stadium)
Betting Odds: Army Black Knights -7 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Air Force Falcons will travel to Michie Stadium to take on the Army Black Knights this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Air Force Falcons lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 1-2 (0-2 Mountain West) after being defeated by the 25th ranked Boise State Broncos, 49-30, this past Saturday. Air Force gave Boise State some trouble early, however, could not fight back after two Broncos TD’s over the final 2:27 of the 1st half gave Boise State a 28-17 halftime lead. Air Force outgained Boise State by a 484-459 margin and did not commit a turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Falcons was RB Brandon Lewis who has 112 rushing yards & 1 TD on 10 carries.
On the season, Air Force is averaging 25.3 ppg on 397.3 total yards per game (67.3 passing yds/g; 330.0 rushing yds/g). Air Force is running team that has been led by this season by Timothy Jackson who has 178 rushing yards on 34 carries. QB Haaziq Daniels has completed 13 of 26 passes for 133 yards & 1 TD. Daniel is also the 3rd leasing rusher for the Falcons with 134 yards & 1 TD on 26 carries. Also, in the backfield for the Falcons have been Brandon Lewis (19 att, 172 yards, TD), Warren Bryan (21 att, 115 yards, TD), and Brad Roberts (10 att, 103 yards, TD). The top receiver for Air Force has been Kyle Patterson who has 7 receptions for 106 yards & 1 TD.
Defensively, Air Force is allowing their opponents to average 24.3 ppg on 331.3 total yards per game (219.0 passing yds/g; 112.3 rushing yds/g).
The Army Black knights won their 4th straight game and improved to 6-1 on the season after defeating the Mercer Bears, 49-3, this past Saturday. Army dominated Mercer throughout the game and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 21-3 lead late in the 2nd quarter. Army outgained Mercer by a 360-221 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Black Knights was RB Sandon McCoy who found the endzone three times for the Black Knights.
On the season, Army is averaging 33.6 ppg on 364.4 total yards per game (56.3 passing yds/g; 308.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, similar to Air Force, the Black Knights offense is focused on running the football. Leading the way for the Knights has been QB Christian Anderson who has completed 11 of 28 passes for 122 yards while also adding 239 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 55 carries. QB Jamel Jones has completed 9 of 19 passes for 156 yards, 2 TD, & 2 INT while also adding 237 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 41 carries. Also in the backfield for the Black Knights have been Tyrell Robinson (38 att, 325 yards), Jakobi Buchanan (59 att, 270 yards, 4 TD), Anthony Adkins (32 att, 234 yards, 4 TD), and Sandon McCoy (55 att, 186 yards, 8 TD). The top receiving threat for Army has been Michael Roberts (6 rec, 94 yards, TD).
Defensively, Army is holding their opponents to an average of 11.7 ppg on 275.0 total yards per game (171.4 passing yds/g; 103.6 rushing yds/g).
The Falcons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. Independent opponents and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings against Army. The Black Knights are 5-2 ATS on the season, however, are just 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games vs. Mountain West opponents.
If you are a fan of watching teams run the football, then do not miss this game as these two teams rank 2nd (Air Force) & 3rd (Army) in terms of rushing offense. Air Force has had success in their series as of late, however, this is a very good Army Team with their only loss coming against a solid Cincinnati team and as I think the Army defense will have success slowing down the Flacons rushing attack, I think the Black Knights do enough in this one to cover this spread. Good Luck.