College Football Preview
The season begins for college football for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the Army Black Knights with a 1:30 kickoff on Blaik Field at Michie Stadium on Saturday, September 5, 2020. The contest will be see Army has a three point favorite and the over/under is set at 54.5.
Middle Tennessee College Football
The Blue Raiders averaged 26.3 points per game along with 408.3 yards with allowing 29.9 points per game to their opponents. . They also lost five of their last seven games and won four contests in all of 2019. Both quarterbacks return as Asher O’Hara and Chase Cunningham combined for 22 touchdowns and 2,837 yards wile tossing nine interceptions.
Their leading receiver, Jarrin Pierce gathered in four touchdowns and 562 yards on the season Running back Chaton Mobley averaged four yards per carry and accumulated three touchdowns on 53 run opportunities.
Army Black Knights College Football
Last year was a five win season with seven of the last nine resulting in losses. Running back Sandon McCoy returns after rushing for 326 yards and garnering 10 touchdowns. A new quarterback is needed for Army and first choice appears to be Christian Anderson with Jabari Lewis waiting for his chance. There is a roomful of receivers that return as Artice Hobbs IV, Michael Roberts and Camden Harrison are the targets. On defense Arik Smith racked up an amazing 83 tackles.
Army was 2-7 ATS in their previous nine non conference contests and are 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven games in September. The Blue
Raiders are 5-1 on the over in the last six games along with 4-0 at home in the last four home contests. MT is 4-1 as an underdog in their last five games.
Our bet is Army by a touchdown as Middle Tennessee has trouble against better competition. Too much experience returns to not take the Black Knights.