Tulsa at Navy: 11/7/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Navy Midshipmen (3-3) vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-1)
Game Info: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
Betting Odds: Navy Midshipmen +9 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to Navy-marine Corps Memorial Stadium to take on the Navy Midshipmen this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane won their 3rd straight game and improved to 3-1 (3-0 AAC) on the season after defeating the Eastern Carolina Pirates, 34-30, this past Friday. Tulsa had a surprisingly difficult time on both sides of the ball in the 1st half agianst the Pirates, however, the offense got things rolling in the 2nd half and was able to avoid the upset after a T.K. Wilkerson 1-yard TD run gave the Golden Hurricane the lead for good with just :29 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Tulsa was outgained by East Carolina by a 456-428 margin and committed 3 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane was RB T.K. Wilkerson who had 89 yards & 2 TD’s on 18 carries.
On the season, Tulsa is averaging 29.3 ppg on 401.3 total yards per game (231.5 passing yds/g; 169.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tulsa has been led by QB Zach Smith who has completed 59.3% of his passes for 924 yards, 7 TD, and 5 INT. the top receiving threats for Smith and the Golden Hurricane have been Keylon Stokes (20 rec, 306 yards, 2 TD), Josh Johnson (17 rec, 212 yards, 2 TD), Sam Crawford Jr. (12 rec, 179 yards, TD), and JuanCarlos Santana (10 rec, 158 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane backfield have been the duo of Deneric Prince (47 att, 279 yards, 2 TD) and T.K. Wilkerson (49 att, 197 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Tulsa is holding their opponents to an average of 21.3 ppg on 375.0 total yards per game (246.5 passing yds/g; 128.5 rushing yds/g).
The Navy Midshipmen lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 3-4 (3-2 AAC) on the season after being defeated by the 22nd ranked SMU Mustangs, 51-37, this past Saturday. Navy had no answers on the defensive end for the potent SMU offensive attack and could not fight back after SMU took a 45-17 lead on a 20-yard TD reception by Rashee Rice with 5:17 left in the 3rd quarter. Navy was outgained by SMU by a 555-430 margin and committed one turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Midshipmen was QB Tyger Goslin who completed 6 of 10 passes for 123 yards & 2 TD.
On the season, Navy is averaging 21.9 ppg on 308.4 total yards per game (121.4 passing yds/g; 187.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Navy has been led by FB Nelson Smith who has 447 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 76 carries. Also in the backfield for the Midshipmen has been Jamale Carothers (88 att, 337 yards, 2 TD), Myles Fells (19 att, 139 yards), CJ Williams (16 att, 107 yards), and Chance Warren (18 att, 78 yards, 3 TD). QB Dalen Morris has completed 31 of 58 passes for 555 yards, 3 TD, & 2 INT while also adding 54 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 66 carries. The top receiving threat for navy has been Mychal Cooper who has 199 receiving yards & 2 TD’s on 12 receptions.
Defensively, Navy is allowing their opponents to average 37.0 ppg on 445.3 total yards per game (201.0 passing yds/g; 244.3 rushing yds/g).
The Golden Hurricane are 25-10 ATS in their last 30 road games and are 3-1 ATS on the season. The Midshipmen are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Tulsa struggled last week against East Carolina, but this is a very good team that is led by one of the best defenses in the AAC. Navy has picked a few wins, however, the Midshipmen have struggled on both sides of the ball as the offense is barley averaging over 300 yards while the defense is allowing almost 40.0 ppg. Tulsa is the far better team in this one and as I think the Golden Hurricane will be able to dominate on both sides of the ball in this one, I think the Golden Hurricane will be able to win by double-digits and cover this spread. Good Luck!