| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | AIR FORCE FALCONS VS. NAVY MIDSHIPMEN
The Air Force Falcons and the Navy Midshipmen will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Oddsmakers opened the Falcons as -6-point favorites versus the Midshipmen, while the game's total opened at 46.5.
Navy lost its last outing, a 49-7 result against Thundering Herd on September 04. Navy failed to cover in that game as a +3.5-point underdog, while the 56 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Team record: 1-0 SU,0-1 ATS
Air Force is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Air Force is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 6 games
Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS
Navy is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Navy is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Navy is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Air Force home to Utah State Saturday, September 18
Navy at Houston Saturday, September 25
The Air Force Falcons head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Falcons faced off with the Lafayette Leopards and took home the win by a score of 35-14. Brad Roberts was the leader on the ground for the Falcons with 25 carries for 111 yards (4.4 yds per carry). Haaziq Daniels went 3/5 with 50 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 144.0 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Against the rush, the Falcons gave up 44 yards on 23 tries, which is an average of 1.9 yds per rush allowed. Air Force gave up 18 completions on 29 tries for 243 yds, and a completion rate of 62.1%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 72 plays which gave them 420 yds. The Air Force Falcons ended up rushing 67 times and accumulated 370 yards, which is an average of 5.5 yds per carry.
The 2021 season marks the 50th year of the Commander-In-Chief's trophy competition, the annual battle between Army, Navy and Air Force for supremacy among the service academies. All three of this year's games in the round robin will be broadcast on CBS, starting with this Saturday's game and concluding with Army-Navy on Dec. 11.
Air Force -5.5 (-110)
Let’s get the side pick for this matchup out of the way quickly. Not only did Air Force destroy Navy 40-7 as 6.5-point underdogs last season, but these teams are just trending in opposite directions right now.