Free College Football Picks Today: Massachusetts Minutemen vs Army West Point Black Knights 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Massachusetts Minutemen vs Army West Point Black Knights 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The University of Massachusetts Minutemen (1-10, 1-3 Home) play host to the United States Military Academy Black Knights (4-6, 0-3 Away) at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday for their regular season finale.

The Black Knights are 20-point favorites, and the total is 45. Army West Point is coming off a convincing 34-17 win over Connecticut at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium last Saturday. Braheam Murphy ran seven times for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Massachusetts dropped an eighth straight game last Saturday, falling 20-3 to Texas A&M at Kyle Field. Brady Olson was 9 of 22 for 55 yards. Kay’Ron Adams carried 14 times for 58 yards. Isaac Ross had four receptions for 25 yards.


The Black Knights won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 33-17 victory in November. Tyrell Robinson had a rushing touchdown for Army West Point.


The Black Knights are averaging 27.9 points per game for the season, 73rd in FBS, and they are facing a Minutemen defense that has surrendered 29.9 PPG (102nd).

Meanwhile, Massachusetts has scored 13.0 points a game this season, 130th in the nation, and Army West Point is allowing 24.6 PPG (50th). The Black Knights rank as one of the country’s top teams in rushing yards per game (301.3, 2nd), while they are 130th in passing yards (82.9).

The Minutemen are 15th in passing yards allowed per game (185.1) and 105th against the run (182.6). Massachusetts has been one of the nation’s least successful passing teams, averaging 114.4 passing yards per game (126th), while ranking 66th in rushing yards (154.2).

Army West Point’s defense has been stout through the air, as the Black Knights are 10th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (175.0). Against the run, the Black Knights are 120th (203.9).


Through five games, Cade Ballard has thrown for two touchdowns (2 INT) and 67.0 yards per game to lead Army West Point in passing. In two away games this season, he has one TD (1 INT) and an average of 51.5 yards passing.

Tyhier Tyler leads the team in rushing with an average of 55.4 yards a game over nine games. He has nine touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Isaiah Alston is the Black Knights’ leading receiver with 43.7 yards a game and one TD.

Brady Olson has two passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 80.8 yards per game through eight games to lead Massachusetts. In two home games this season, he has thrown for 56.0 yards per game with no TDs and no interceptions.

Ellis Merriweather has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 58.4 yards a game through nine games. He has three touchdowns. George Johnson III has been the primary target in the Minutemen’s aerial attack. He has one touchdown and a 36.4 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


Army West Point is winless on the road this season in three games. Massachusetts has dropped three straight at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Army -20 (-110)

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