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Navy Midshipmen at Memphis Tigers

Navy Midshipmen at Memphis Tigers

One of the College Football games slated for Thursday, September 14th, is the Navy Midshipmen on the road at the Memphis Tigers. The Navy Midshipmen come into the affair with a 1-1 record. Navy got smacked by Notre Dame in Ireland and then came back and shutout Wagner 24-0 last week.

For Memphis, they are 2-0 on the season. The Tigers have wins over Bethune-Cookman and Arkansas State. In those two games, they have allowed just a total of 17 points. The Memphis Tigers are -14.5 in this game over Navy. The total for the affair is listed at 46.5 points.

Memphis Seeking 3-0 Start

The Memphis Tigers have dominated to start the 2023 season with wins over Bethune and Arkansas State. Following this game, the schedule ramps up as they have Missouri, Boise State, and Tulane for three straight.

In the recent win over Arkansas State, quarterback Seth Henigan threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns while running for one. The Tigers are passing for nearly 300 yards per game and adding 179 on the ground. The 46.5 points per game is 18th in College Football, while the 8.5 points per game allowed is 12th.

Memphis has seen running back Blake Watson start the season strong. He has 30 carries in two games and has scored three touchdowns. Tauskie Dove is another threat in the offense, as he has 124 receiving yards and a score in 2023. The Tigers won the last meeting between these two teams. That was just over a year ago, when the Tigers beat the Midshipmen 37-13.

Midshipmen Looking to Spring Early Upset

The Navy Midshipmen were unable to spring an upset against Notre Dame but will get back at it with this one. The Midshipmen have home games against South Florida and North Texas after this, before a road game at Charlotte.

In the win over Wagner, the story, of course, was the defense. But quarterback Tai Lavatai accounted for 226 yards and a score in the game. Navy is averaging 185.5 yards per game on the ground, which ranks inside the Top 50. The passing game has struggled, barely getting 100 yards per game.

Memphis is scoring just 13.5 points per game and allowing 21. The Midshipmen have seen running back Daba Fofana rush 23 times for 90 yards and a score. Despite being unable to pass the ball much, Anton Hall Jr. has 45 yards receiving on the season.

Tigers Win Third Straight

The Memphis Tigers should win this game and move to 3-0. The Tigers are good enough defensively to keep a poor Navy offense off the board for the most points. Look for Memphis to move the ball via the air. Notre Dame had no problem moving it and scoring, and Memphis will do the same.

Look for this game to end somewhere around 38-14 Memphis. The final bet for the game on Thursday is the Memphis Tigers -14.5 over the Navy Midshipmen.

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