Postponed: Navy at USF: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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USF Bulls (1-7) vs Navy Midshipmen (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
Betting Odds: USF Bulls +4 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Navy Midshipmen will travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the South Florida Bulls this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Navy Midshipmen have had their last two games (Tulsa, Memphis) postponed due to COVID-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 3-4 (3-2 AAC) after losing to the SMU Mustangs, 51-37, on October 31st. 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 South Florida Bulls lost their 7th straight game and dropped to 1-7 (0-6 AAC) on the season after being defeated by the Houston Cougars, 56-21, this past Saturday. South Florida had no answers defensively for the Cougars early in this one and could not fight back after trailing by a 42-0 margin midway through the 2nd quarter. South Florida was outgained by Houston by a 505-359 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulls was QB Jordan McCloud who completed 14 of 29 passes for 180 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, South Florida is averaging 20.3 ppg on 330.3 total yards per game (193.1 passing yds/g; 137.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, South Florida has been led by QB Jordan McCloud who has completed 59.5% of his passes for 937 yards, 5 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bulls have been Omarion Dollison (19 rec, 249 yards, 1 TD), DeVontres Dukes (19 rec, 231 yards, 2 TD), Latrell Williams (19 rec, 215 yards), and Bryce Miller (22 rec, 206 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Bulls backfield is the duo of Johnny Ford (55 att, 285 yards, 3 TD), and Kelley Joiner (64 att, 252 yards, 1 TD).
Defensively, South Florida is allowing their opponents to average 37.6 ppg on 424.5 total yards per game (215.8 passing yds/g; 208.8 rushing yds/g).
The Midshipmen are 7-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Bulls are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games.
Navy has had a tough season as the Midshipmen have really struggled slowing down opposing offenses as they come into this game ranked 108th in scoring defense and 119th in rushing defense. South Florida has also had a tough season defensively, however, between the fact that the South Florida offense looked better over the past four weeks and that Navy hasn’t played over the past two weeks, I’m going to take the Bulls and the points in this one. Good Luck!