Army finally got the monkey off the irback
last season after ending Navy’s 14-year winning streak in the rivalry, now the
Black Knights look for their first back-to-back victories versus Navy since
they rattled off five straight from 1992 to 1996. Displayed holding a better
record and picking up the win last season Army opened as a 3.5-point underdog in this one. We know what you’re getting when these two teams meet.
Both are gonna run the option heavy offense and both will look to control
time of possession. Army does this with quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw who has
rushed for over 600 yards and four touchdowns in the past three games.
Bradshaw isn’t the only weapon though, with three other Army players rushing
for at least 500 yards on the year. Much like Army, Navy’s offense relies on smart
decisions from quarterback Zach Abey and though Abey is easily the best rusher on
the team, Navy will throw the ball much more often than Army thanks to his
strong arm. The Midshipmen are not going to be heating the ball more than a few
times per game but Abey is a threat to gain big yards on a downfield bomb. The
deciding factor between these two teams last season was really Abey’s two
interceptions, however Army ranked 11th in the nation
in picks last season compared to 118th this year.
This army secondary won’t be able to make Navy pay for the shots down field
which means the Midshipmen get revenge for last year’s loss and cover the
spread. For all your college football betting news and notes including
everything Bowl season, check out OddsShark.com,
and here’s hoping you beat that book.