Week 7 Service Academy Football Predictions

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Army is back in action this week in a fascinating clash against Wyoming. Navy plays on Thursday after running SMU close this weekend.

Week Results: 2-0. Navy just didn’t quite have enough but this is suddenly a dangerous team.

Closest Pick: I was eight points out on my SMU vs Navy pick as I had each team scoring four more points than they actually scored.

Season Results: 11-4 (73.3%). Last week I was at (69.2%).

Army @ Wisconsin – A fascinating clash between the No. 1 rushing defense in the nation against a rushing attack that holds the ball for more than 40 minutes per game and dominates with both explosive plays and grinding a defense down physically and mentally. Just how ready is Wisconsin for a triple-option attack it literally never sees in league play? Will assignments be hit or missed on the vaunted rushing defense? I smell upset. Army 28, Wisconsin 24.

Air Force @ Boise State – The Broncos ruined BYU’s dreams of a College Football Playoff berth last time out and now they face the 5-1 Falcons sitting at 3-3 on the year. Boise State has had all kinds of issues running the ball, but they can pass well. Air Force needs to stay out of issues with turnovers and force Boise into some of their own for a nice looking road win. Boise State 34, Air Force 27.

Navy @ Memphis – Memphis is in a weird spot after beating Mississippi State then losing three straight. Two of those games – UTSA and Tulsa – were decided with the rushing attacks of the opposition dominating the Tigers. If the Mids can hold the ball for close to 38 minutes and generate a couple of turnovers against an offense that will gladly provide them then they will have a shot here. Navy 31, Memphis 28.