Five Over/Under's that will Impact Army-Navy

The 114th Army versus Navy game will kick off on Saturday at 3:10 eastern. The game will be dressed in its usual pageantry and splendor, things that make this unique tradition everything that it is. There is, however, a big time football game to be played as the Mids look to win the CIC Trophy outright for the third straight year. Here are a few over/under's which will help dictate the game.

The 114th Army versus Navy game will kick off on Saturday at 3:10 eastern. The game will be dressed in its usual pageantry and splendor, things that make this unique tradition everything that it is. There is, however, a big time football game to be played as the Mids look to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy outright for the third straight year. The keys will come later this week, but here are a few over/under's which will help dictate the game.

1) Over/Under 1.5 Army turnovers

Army may be just 3-8 on the year, but ball security has not been an issue. The Black Knights are 13th best in the country when it comes to giving the ball up with just 14 turnovers on the season with equates to just about one a game. If the Mids are to blow this one open early as they would like to then forcing the ball out are the Army ball carriers hands is a must.

2) Over/Under 5 Navy penalties

Both these teams are great when it comes to on field discipline, but Navy takes it to another level. The Mids have been blown for just 31 penalties all season, or an average of 2.8 per game, best in the FBS. Contrast this to Baylor who leads the nation in penalties with 103 this year. If the Mids can stay disciplined and not give up any big penalties (holding in the run game especially) then they will be looking good.

3) Over/Under 1 inch of snow

Anyone who watched the blizzard in the Eagles-Lions game on Sunday will know just how brutal the Philly weather can be. That game made Matt Stafford look he was playing with a bar of soap as the usually unflappable quarterback was at the heart of most of the Lions seven (7!) fumbles. Any snow would add to the unpredictability of this game, especially in with the option. The weather is not supposed to be nearly as bad this weekend, but there is snow in the forecast...

4) Over/Under 7 pass completions for Keenan Reynolds

Reynolds has completed more than seven passes on three occasions this year. Navy has won every one of those games. Pretty simple this one, if Reynolds can pass then the Mids will win.

5) Over/Under 350 yards rushing

In the seven Navy wins in 2013 the Mids have rushed for an average of 350 yards. In the four losses the team has suffered the average drops down almost 90 yards to 266 per game. Obviously with the two teams running such similar offenses time of possession will be hugely important. Army practices against the option, so they will have a handle on the schemes Navy wants to run. The raw data, however, says that if the Mids want to win the game then they have to get the rushing numbers up.

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