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Army vs. Wisconsin 10/16/2021 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Army visits Wisconsin on 10/16/2021 at 8:00PM.

Army and Wisconsin face off in a regular season matchup. Games are on campuses and crowds are full once again! Army sports a record of 4-1 this season. Wisconsin is 2-3 this season. Enough preamble… Let’s get to the preview…



Army Team Defense Preview

Army has had 46 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 5.07 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Army are not a team that allows many plays per drive. The defense either gives up big plays quickly or induces a lot of three-and-outs, we shall find out more. Third and long situations are common against this season ‘s defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Army opponents passes the football 61.37% of the time.They are a team that faces a lot of Air Raid Offenses.

Army opponents have had struggled with running the ball and the defense crushed the spirits of their opponents with zero or negative yard plays. 4th and Short is not a cake walk, maybe passing on 4th and Short or having some sort of RPO is the way to go because if an Offensive Coordinator thinks that they can just line up and run a Quarterback Sneak or hand it off to a tailback against this season ‘s defense, they are mistaken. How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? Army can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 2.56 yards per carry. Opponent offensive lines have had been simply unable to support their running games against their defense. This is also a team that is allowing running backs and quarterbacks to get to the second-level in an average fashion. Opponents have had shown a relatively average level of explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play against them.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense. Their front seven is simply unable to make an impact, something must change or else the problems will repeat. Army is better at stopping the run than the pass this season .

Army Team Offense Preview

Army has had 53 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 6.38 plays per drive. When you are among the best at plays per drive, you are certainly a team that aims to wear down the opposition with a high play count or with long, physical grinding drives that eat up a lot of clock. We need to find out more here when it comes to Army. Army has had shown a capability to be explosive on first and second down to avoid third downs and has had converted well (relatively) on 3rd and 4th Down situations. Army passes the football 8.88% of the time.This is an Air Raid Offense team, they are passes the ball a lot and running plays are only used to keep opponents honest.

Move the pile forward, falling forward, making progress, ensuring north-south running, smart Quarterback reads, well-adjusted alignments to ensure leverage, and an offensive line that is getting a great push forward are cornerstones of this season offense. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Army can take credit for 3.21 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average offensive line as far as their ability to set up the running game. When it comes to getting to that second level where linebackers have not crashed down on the line of scrimmage, they are getting stopped with ease. With a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, breakout rushing plays are possible, but it is not something to count on from them.

Army bullied and controlled defenses this season , defenses are not to dictate what this offense is able to do to them. Opponents should consider a containment strategy. They have had done a relatively good job done by this Offensive Line to prevent opposing front sevens from causing problems consistently. Army is a better passing team than running team this season .

Wisconsin Team Defense Preview

Wisconsin has had 60 total defensive drives this season and they yield 4.63 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Wisconsin are not a team that allows many plays per drive. The defense either gives up big plays quickly or induces a lot of three-and-outs, we shall find out more. Third and long situations are common against this season ‘s defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Passing plays are 58.63% of their opponents’ play calls.They are a team that faces a lot of Air Raid Offenses.

Wisconsin opponents have had struggled with running the ball and the defense crushed the spirits of their opponents with zero or negative yard plays. 4th and Short is not a cake walk, maybe passing on 4th and Short or having some sort of RPO is the way to go because if an Offensive Coordinator thinks that they can just line up and run a Quarterback Sneak or hand it off to a tailback against this season ‘s defense, they are mistaken. Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 1.99 yards per carry. Opponent offensive lines have had been simply unable to support their running games against their defense. When it comes to getting to that second level, running backs are getting stopped. This defense does not allow themselves to be gashed. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect them to give up big rushing plays.

Wisconsin have had made the turnover belt, chain, pads, lunch pail or whatever gimmick they use change hands a lot. This is a Defense that causes pure aggravation. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. Wisconsin is better at stopping the run than the pass this season .

Wisconsin Team Offense Preview

Wisconsin has had 64 total drives this season and they generate 5.69 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive they run , but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Wisconsin has had shown a capability to be explosive on first and second down to avoid third downs and has had converted well (relatively) on 3rd and 4th Down situations. Wisconsin passes the football 40.11% of the time.They favors running the ball as opposed airing it out.

Move the pile forward, falling forward, making progress, ensuring north-south running, smart Quarterback reads, well-adjusted alignments to ensure leverage, and an offensive line that is getting a great push forward are cornerstones of this season offense. Based on the Adjusted Line Yards metric, which measures the amount of credit that should be ascribed to the offensive line for a rushing play, they average 3.32 yards per carry. It is acceptable to say that this season ‘s offensive line may be underappreciated, even though the running backs get the attention. The Wisconsin coaching staff really deserves credit for how they prepared this season ‘s offensive line, but they could be a little bit better! This is also a team that is getting to the second-level in an average fashion. Offensive line and running backs are average in this regard. With a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, breakout rushing plays are possible, but it is not something to count on from them.

Wisconsin bullied and controlled defenses this season , defenses are not to dictate what this offense is able to do to them. Opponents should consider a containment strategy. Wisconsin is among the best in the country at keeping defensive front sevens at bay. In order to stop this offense, it requires opposing defenses to need secondary players to step up and cause trouble in order for the offense to be disrupted. Wisconsin is a better running team than passing team this season .

The Army Roster

The Players to Watch for Army

Christian Anderson QB 6’1″ 195 Junior

Christian Anderson put up 187 yards, tossed 3 touchdowns, and he threw 0 interceptions this season. He was considered one of the gunslingers of College Football this season. His average completed pass was 12.5 yards. He was considered one of the most mobile Quarterbacks in the country this season, designed runs and zone read looks are common. His average rush was 7.4 yards.

Tyrell Robinson RB 5’9″ 180 Freshman

Tyrell Robinson had 237 rushing yards on 25 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He had 2 rushing touchdowns. He is considered an average workload contributor among running backs returning this season. His average rush was 9.5 yards. He was average among running backs when it comes to his role as a receiver in the offense. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 9.5 yards.

Isaiah Alston WR 6’4″ 200 Freshman

Isaiah Alston picked up 75 yards through the air. He caught the ball 3 times this season. He reached the end zone 1 times. He played a minor role in the offense this season.

Nolan Cockrill DL 6’3″ 280 Junior

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Army, Nolan Cockrill, had 13 tackles this season.He was a strong force in the interior defense forcing 2 tackles for loss this season.He was a strong pass rusher in the interior this season registering 1 tackles for loss.

Marquel Broughton DB 5’10” 213 Sophomore

The leading tackler among Defensive Backs for Army, Marquel Broughton, had 12 tackles this season.He forced 0 tackles for loss this season.He was among the best at disrupting things up the middle and getting to QBs, he had 2.0 sacks this season.

Julian McDuffie CB 5’11” 182 Junior

The leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Army, Julian McDuffie, had 10 tackles this season.He forced 0 tackles for loss this season.He had 0.0 pick-offs this season.

The Wisconsin Roster

The Players to Watch for Wisconsin

Graham Mertz QB 6’3″ 225 Sophomore

Graham Mertz put up 781 yards, tossed 2 touchdowns, and he threw 6 interceptions. He tends to throw shorter length passes, he’d be accused of being too safe or not being trusted by his coaches. His average completed pass was 6.1 yards. His mobility and the staff’s willingness to use it for the purposes of generating yardage is average. His average rush was -1.8 yards.

Chez Mellusi RB 5’11” 200 Sophomore

Chez Mellusi had 477 rushing yards on 96 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He had 3 rushing touchdowns. He is considered one of the workhorse running backs of College Football returning this season. His average rush was 5.0 yards. He was relied upon as a receiver in their offense this season. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 5.0 yards.

Kendric Pryor WR 5’11” 189 Senior

Kendric Pryor picked up 206 yards through the air. He caught the ball 16 times this season. He reached the end zone 1 times. He was a consistent option in the passing game this season. When he catches a pass, he generates on average 12.9 yards.

Keeanu Benton NT 6’4″ 313 Junior

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Wisconsin, Keeanu Benton, had 5 tackles this season.He was a strong force in the interior defense forcing 2 tackles for loss this season.He was a non-factor as far as sacking Quarterbacks was concerned this season.

Matt Henningsen DE 6’3″ 292 Senior

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Wisconsin, Matt Henningsen, had 15 tackles this season.Among Defensive Tackles/Nose Tackles, he was clogging the gaps and playing disruptive proving he is one of the best at forcing lost yardage, he had 4 tackles for loss this season.He was among the best at disrupting things up the middle and getting to QBs, he had 2 sacks this season.

Collin Wilder S 5’10” 201 Senior

The leading tackler among Defensive Backs for Wisconsin, Collin Wilder, had 15 tackles this season.He forced 0 tackles for loss this season.He had 0.0 sacks this season.

Caesar Williams CB 6’0″ 188 Senior

The leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Wisconsin, Caesar Williams, had 12 tackles this season.He forced 0 tackles for loss this season.He had 0.0 pick-offs this season.

Army vs. Wisconsin Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Army 10 Wisconsin 49

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Moneyline Pick: Wisconsin -507 SportsInteraction
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