NCAAF

Navy Midshipmen vs Army Black Knights

Navy
Midshipmen
4 - 7
Army
Black Knights
5 - 6
December 10, 2022, 3:00 PM EST
 | Lincoln Financial Field

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Navy
Midshipmen
4 - 7
Army
Black Knights
5 - 6
December 10, 2022, 3:00 PM EST
 | Lincoln Financial Field
  • Bowl eligibility is on the line Saturday for the Army Black Knights (5-6 SU, 6-5 ATS) when they face the Navy Midshipmen (4-7, 7-4) in the annual Army-Navy Game. Navy beat Army 17-13 in last year’s meeting, the 16th consecutive time these rivals have gone UNDER the total.

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    Midshipmen vs Black Knights Sportsbook Odds

    The fact that the last 16 meetings between Army and Navy have gone UNDER is no secret to oddsmakers, who opened the total at 34.5 — the lowest for an Army/Navy game in the history of the Odds Shark database, which goes back to 1995. The total had still dropped a point to 33.5 as of Monday morning, and the point spread had flipped to Navy as a 1-point favorite.

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      NAVY
      ARMY
    • Best Moneyline
      NAVY
      ARMY
    • Best Total
      Over
      Under

    Backup Quarterback Has Helped Midshipmen Hang Tough As Big Underdogs

    Although the Midshipmen won’t be going bowling this season, they go into this contest with plenty of momentum. Navy shocked Central Florida 17-14 as a 14.5-point underdog in its last outing, concluding a tough three-game stretch that also included a visit to Cincinnati and a neutral-site contest against Notre Dame.

    Navy went 3-0 ATS in those games, losing by just three points to the Irish and by 10 as an 18.5-point dog to Cincinnati. Not only that, the Midshipmen did it with backup quarterback Xavier Arline under center after losing starter Tai Lavatai to a season-ending knee injury in late October.

    Defensively, the Middies have been stout against the run, ranking fourth in the nation with just 85.8 yards allowed on the ground per game. Linebacker John Marshall is fourth in the NCAA in tackles for a loss and fifth in sacks.

    Army Has Routed Last Two Opponents To Move Within One Win Of Bowl Eligibility

    Army has won each of its last two games to keep its bowl game hopes alive, crushing FBS bottom-feeders UMass and Connecticut by a combined score of 78-24. Two of the Knights’ other three wins came against FCS opponents Colgate and Villanova, games Army won by an average of 32 points.

    Things haven’t gone nearly as well for the Knights against tougher opposition, especially offensively. Army averaged 10 points per game in its four recent losses to Troy, Air Force, Wake Forest and Georgia State.

    Quarterback Tyhier Tyler directs a triple option attack that averaged more than 300 rushing yards per game, the second-highest total in the nation. Fullbacks Tyson Riley and Jakobi Buchanan have combined to rack up 775 rushing yards this season, while Tyler led the team with 601 yards on the ground.

    Midshipmen: Keys To Victory

    Being able to stop the run is always a big key in service academy clashes, and Navy’s run defense (fourth in the nation) has been much better than Army’s (116th) this season. The Midshipmen offense has also looked good with Arline at the helm.

    Black Knights: Keys To Victory

    Motivation shouldn’t be lacking for either team, but Army has the added incentive of needing a victory to secure bowl eligibility. The Knights defense has held four straight opponents to 17 points or less, while Navy has surrendered at least 20 in six of its last seven.

    College Football Computer Pick: Black Knights -1

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    Shark Bites
    • Navy is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games.
    • Army is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games.
    • The UNDER is 16-0 in the last 16 meetings.

Odds

Saturday, December 10 Sat Dec 10


Opening
Current

vs3:00pm ET
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6
-110
+115
o34.5
-105
-6
-110
-125
u34.5
-105
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2.5
-117
-160
o32
-115
+2.5
-103
+140
u32
-105

Edge Finder

22.18
Total Score
27.90
88.27
Passing Yards
79.90
239.55
Rushing Yards
301.30
34:49
Time on Field
31:54
70.27
Number of Plays
62.90
4.71
Yards Per Play
6.11
22.18
Total Score
27.90
3.91
First Quarter
5.60
5.55
Second Quarter
7.10
4.64
Third Quarter
7.30
6.91
Fourth Quarter
7.60
88.27
Passing Yards
79.90
11.09
Pass Attempts
8.70
4.82
Pass Completions
3.80
1.09
Sacks
1.00
5.45
Sack Yards
7.30
18.32
Yards Per Pass
21.03
239.55
Rushing Yards
301.30
59.18
Rush Attempts
54.20
4.05
Yards Per Rush
5.56
0.55
Interceptions
0.40
1.27
Fumbles
1.30
0.73
Fumbles Lost
0.80
1.27
Total Turnovers
1.20
3.45
Penalties
5.10
28.27
Penalty Yards
41.00
34:49
Time on Field
31:54
70.27
Number of Plays
62.90
4.71
Yards Per Play
6.11
4.00
Punts
3.10
44.17
Punt Average
36.14
52.00
Return Yards
37.20

Head To Head

NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
6-4
Record
4-6
4-6
ATS
6-4
0-10
O/U
0-10
17.70
Score
13.40
214.60
Rush Yds
200.20
8.90
Pass Attempts
7.80
47.19
Completion %
48.72
59.40
Passing Yds
62.00
274
Total Yds
262.2
1.00
Turnovers
1.60
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
0-3
O/U
0-3
16.00
Score
11.67
233.00
Rush Yds
127.00
4.67
Pass Attempts
7.67
42.86
Completion %
47.83
30.67
Passing Yds
53.67
263.67
Total Yds
180.67
0.33
Turnovers
0.67
Dec 11/21 (1 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
17
Score
13
+7
ATS
-7
36 o
O/U
36 u
196
Rush Yds
124
6
Pass Attempts
16
66.67
Completion %
43.75
82
Passing Yds
108
278
Total Yds
232
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 12/20 (2 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Away
Home
0
Score
15
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
36 o
O/U
36 u
108
Rush Yds
134
7
Pass Attempts
1
14.29
Completion %
100.00
9
Passing Yds
28
117
Total Yds
162
1
Turnovers
0
Dec 14/19 (3 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
31
Score
7
-11.5
ATS
+11.5
42 o
O/U
42 u
395
Rush Yds
123
1
Pass Attempts
6
100.00
Completion %
50.00
1
Passing Yds
25
396
Total Yds
148
0
Turnovers
2
Dec 8/18 (4 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Away
Home
10
Score
17
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
38.5 o
O/U
38.5 u
127
Rush Yds
222
17
Pass Attempts
9
29.41
Completion %
44.44
81
Passing Yds
61
208
Total Yds
283
4
Turnovers
0
Dec 9/17 (5 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
13
Score
14
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
294
Rush Yds
221
2
Pass Attempts
1
50.00
Completion %
100.00
2
Passing Yds
20
296
Total Yds
241
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 10/16 (6 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
17
Score
21
-6
ATS
+6
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
112
Rush Yds
316
10
Pass Attempts
4
60.00
Completion %
50.00
89
Passing Yds
35
201
Total Yds
351
3
Turnovers
4
Dec 12/15 (7 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
21
Score
17
-21
ATS
+21
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
199
Rush Yds
137
14
Pass Attempts
18
42.86
Completion %
50.00
113
Passing Yds
208
312
Total Yds
345
0
Turnovers
3
Dec 13/14 (8 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
17
Score
10
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
205
Rush Yds
198
8
Pass Attempts
7
75.00
Completion %
28.57
77
Passing Yds
37
282
Total Yds
235
1
Turnovers
1
Dec 14/13 (9 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Home
Away
34
Score
7
-13
ATS
+13
49 o
O/U
49 u
343
Rush Yds
157
7
Pass Attempts
11
28.57
Completion %
45.45
10
Passing Yds
50
353
Total Yds
207
0
Turnovers
3
Dec 8/12 (10 of 10)
NAVY
Stat Type ARMY
Away
Home
17
Score
13
-7
ATS
+7
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
167
Rush Yds
370
17
Pass Attempts
5
58.82
Completion %
80.00
130
Passing Yds
48
297
Total Yds
418
1
Turnovers
3

Team Records

NAVY
Record ARMY
4-7
All
5-6
2-3
Home
4-2
2-3
Away
1-3
0-1
Neutral Site
0-1
7-4
ATS
6-5
1-4
ATS Home
3-3
5-0
ATS Away
2-2
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
6-5
O/U
7-4
4-1
O/U Home
5-1
1-4
O/U Away
2-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-1
NAVY
Record ARMY
4-4
All
2-0
2-2
Home
1-0
2-2
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
5-3
ATS
2-0
1-3
ATS Home
1-0
4-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
5-3
O/U
2-0
4-0
O/U Home
1-0
1-3
O/U Away
1-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
NAVY
Record ARMY
4-6
All
5-5
2-2
Home
4-2
2-3
Away
1-2
0-1
Neutral Site
0-1
7-3
ATS
6-4
1-3
ATS Home
3-3
5-0
ATS Away
2-1
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
6-4
O/U
6-4
4-0
O/U Home
5-1
1-4
O/U Away
1-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
2:00pm Partly Cloudy
7ºC / 44ºF
50% Humidity
1% Precipitation
33% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Tai LavataiQBIs out for season, Undisclosed
NamePositionInj Desc
Cade BallardQBIs upgraded to probable Saturday vs Navy, Hand
Ay'Juan MarshallDBIs probable Saturday vs Navy, Undisclosed
Tyrell RobinsonRBIs "?" Saturday vs Navy, Undisclosed

Last 10 Games

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Nov 19, 2022UCF17-14W+15.5/53-W/U248-1224884200314-2
Nov 12, 2022ND32-35L+17/40.5-W/O255104363662393350
Nov 5, 2022CINCY10-20L+18.5/43.5-W/U17666260552863540
Oct 29, 2022TEMP27-20W-14.5/41.5-L/O224022420238288-2
Oct 22, 2022HOU20-38L+3/50.5-L/O201125326180261441-1
Oct 14, 2022SMU34-40L+12.5/58.5-W/O3721385101053364412
Oct 8, 2022TULSA51-21W+4.5/46-W/O4553549025284309-3
Oct 1, 2022AIRFO10-13L+14/38-W/U114129243200156356-2
Sep 24, 2022ECAR23-20W+16.5/48.5-W/U191152343103267370-1
Sep 10, 2022MEM13-37L+4.5/47.5-L/O21599314914155063
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 26, 2022UMASS44-7W-20/45.5-W/O3296739690136235-4
Nov 19, 2022UCONN34-17W-10.5/45-W/O3200320254110370-2
Nov 12, 2022TROY9-10L+8.5/45.5-W/U27568357721762640
Nov 5, 2022AIRFO7-13L+7/40.5-W/U7851145226973240
Oct 22, 2022ULM48-24W-6.5/56-W/O44141482185164349-1
Oct 15, 2022COLG42-17W-31/51-L/O4670467193149342-1
Oct 8, 2022WAKE10-45L+16/65.5-L/U2251824072212674882
Oct 1, 2022GAST14-31L-8.5/54-L/U354113652991574562
Sep 17, 2022NOVA49-10W-14/56-W/O472047217374247-2
Sep 10, 2022UTSA38-41L+2/54-L/O1793044831533595122
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