Navy vs Air Force Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/21

Navy vs Air Force Prediction NCAAF Picks 9/21

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Navy vs. Air Force: College Football Preview

The Navy Midshipmen are set to take on the Air Force Falcons in what promises to be an exciting college football showdown. This game is scheduled for September 21, 2023, at 11:00 AM in Annapolis, MD, and will be broadcasted on CBS.

 

Team Analysis

Navy Midshipmen

The Midshipmen improved to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in American Athletic Conference after they defeated the Charlotte 49ers (1-5 SU, 12th in American) 14-0 at home on Saturday to earn their second straight victory. Running backs Eli Heidenreich and Alex Tecza scored on runs of 60 yards or more to give Navy the victory after a scoreless first half. Braxton Woodson, a rookie quarterback, completed a 69-yard touchdown pass to Heidenreich in the third quarter for an 85-yard total. The majority of the 173 yards that Navy gained on the ground—75 yards—came on Tecza's 62-yard touchdown run. The total offense for each team was limited to 265 yards, but the Navy defense intercepted Charlotte's quarterback twice and recovered a fumble, while the Midshipmen did not turn the ball over once whole game.

 

Air Force Falcons

The Air Force Falcons have had a strong start to the season with a perfect 6-0 record. Their offense, led by quarterback Z. Larrier, has been efficient, accumulating 363.5 total yards per game. Larrier has thrown for 109 yards and one touchdown.

In their first game of the season, Air Force faced Sam Houston State and secured a 13-3 win. Larrier had a solid performance, throwing for 109 yards and one touchdown. Air Force's defense was a standout, holding Sam Houston State to just three points.

In their second game, the Falcons faced Robert Morris and secured a convincing 42-7 win. Larrier had a limited role, as the ground game dominated with 309 rushing yards.

Defensively, Air Force has been impressive, allowing an average of only 118.0 total yards per game. Their ability to stifle opposing offenses makes them a formidable opponent.

 

Prediction

Despite the Midshipmen' 3-3 record the Falcons haven't lost a game yet and their rushing attack is the best of the best.

Air Force's defense has been solid, allowing only 163 passing yards and 77 rushing yards while Navy are allowing almost twice of that numbers.

Throughout their unbeaten record this season, Air Force has dominated on both sides of the ball, placing highly in both offensive and defensive metrics. With 326.6 average rushing yards per game, they are currently the best squad in the nation.

If you're looking for a betting opportunity, consider the Air Force covering the -10.5 points spread, they'll be jus ttoo much for the Navy.

 

Pick: Air Force -10.5

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