College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Navy Midshipmen -5 — Over/Under
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Navy Midshipmen meet Saturday in college football action at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last nine games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost all five road games this season. Seth Boomer is completing 43.4 percent of his passes for 921 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Luke Skipper and Boomer have combined for 12 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. Justin Hobbs and Keenen Johnson have combined for 785 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Keylon Stokes has 29 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 210.4 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 797 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 29.4 points and 410.8 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 92 tackles, Trevis Gipson has two sacks and Keanu Hill has two interceptions.
The Navy Midshipmen could also use a win here that would snap a seven-game losing streak. The Navy Midshipmen have split their four home games this season. Garret Lewis is completing 46.7 percent of his passes for 398 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Navy Midshipmen have three touchdown passes this season on 93 pass attempts. Taylor Jackson and CJ Williams have combined for 346 receiving yards and one touchdown while Mychal Cooper has five receptions. The Navy Midshipmen ground game is averaging 296.1 yards per contest, and Malcolm Perry leads the way with 951 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Navy is allowing 36.1 points and 447 yards per game. Taylor Heflin leads the Navy Midshipmen with 76 tackles, Nizaire Cromartie has three sacks and Jarid Ryan has three interceptions.
The Golden Hurricane are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf and 7-18-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Midshipmen are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 7-2 in Golden Hurricane last 9 games overall and the over is 15-6 in Midshipmen last 21 home games.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are still piling up the losses, but it’s important to note that four of their eight losses have been decided by single digits. The Navy Midshipmen haven’t won a game since the middle of September, but they also haven’t played a true home game in nearly a month, so maybe some homecooking will get this team back on track. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have split their last 12 games ATS when an underdog of at least three points. The Navy Midshipmen have failed to cover their last five games when an underdog of at least three points. While Navy obviously has its big game against Army in a couple of weeks, this is the last true home game for the Midshipmen and there are 36 seniors on this roster. It’s going to be a big deal for Navy to get the job done, and its going up against a Tulsa side that finds ways to lose. I’ll eat the reasonable number with Navy at home.