Get ready for an FBS Independents battle as the Connecticut Huskies and the Army West Point Black Knights will face off at noon ET on Saturday at Michie Stadium. Army is 2-0 ,while UConn is 0-3 and already on its second head coach of the season. These teams have squared off seven times before with the Huskies holding a 5-2 edge. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.
The Black Knights are favored by 34.5 points in the latest Army vs. UConn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 48.5. Before entering any Connecticut vs. Army picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Army vs. Connecticut spread: Army -34.5
- Army vs. Connecticut over-under: 48.5 points
What you need to know about Army
The Black Knights came out on top in a nail-biter against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, sneaking past 38-35. Army QB Christian Anderson did work as he passed for one TD and 77 yards on six attempts in addition to picking up 119 yards on the ground. The six passing attempts were three times as many as Anderson had in Army's opener as the Black Knights prefer to run the ball via their triple-option offense.
As such, 13 different Army players have rushing attempts this season while the team has 10 passing attempts total. The Black Knights are averaging a tick under 300 yards per game on the ground which comes on 66.5 carries per game. Army is built to play with a lead, so if it gets down and is forced to throw the ball, then that clearly favors its opponent.
What you need to know about Connecticut
Meanwhile, UConn took a serious blow against the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, falling 49-0. UConn was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 35-0. QB Steven Krajewski wasn't much of a difference maker for UConn; Krajewski threw one interception with only 104 yards passing.
The Huskies are now 3-29 over their last 32 games which spans the 2017-21 seasons. Most of the losses weren't even competitive as only two of them came by fewer than seven points. Out of 130 FBS teams, UConn ranks 128th in scoring, 126th in scoring defense and has been outgained by an average of 292.3 yards per game.
How to make Connecticut vs. Army picks
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