The Temple Owls (2-6) are 6.5-point underdogs in a home AAC matchup against the Navy Midshipmen (3-4) on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field. The over/under for the contest is set at 47.
The game is on ESPN+, if you’re looking for how to watch.
Midshipmen vs. Owls Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN+
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
- While the Midshipmen rank 57th in total defense with 363.6 yards allowed per game, they’ve been slightly less successful on offense, ranking 12th-worst (306.0 yards per game).
- While the Midshipmen’s defense ranks 44th with 22.1 points allowed per game, they’ve been slightly less successful on offense, ranking eighth-worst (18.3 points per game).
- While Navy’s pass defense ranks 51st with 216.0 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been worse, ranking second-worst (99.7 passing yards per game).
- Offensively, the Midshipmen have been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by totaling 206.3 per game. They rank 74th on defense (147.6 rushing yards allowed per game).
- Navy has struggled on third down, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS (28.7%) this season. However, the defense ranks 10th-best on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 29.3% third-down percentage.
- The Midshipmen have forced nine total turnovers (67th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (fifth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +5, the 19th-best in college football.
- Temple has sputtering on defense, ranking eighth-worst with 454.6 total yards given up per game. It has been more productive offensively, regstering 349.6 total yards per contest (97th-ranked).
- This season has been hard for Temple on both offense and defense, as it is posting only 19.1 points per contest (13th-worst) and surrendering 38.0 points per game (third-worst).
- From an offensive perspective, the Owls are compiling 248.1 passing yards per game (53rd-ranked). They rank 103rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (247.5 passing yards given up per game).
- Temple has lots of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks 13th-worst in rushing yards per game (101.5) and sixth-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (207.1).
- The Owls have been struggling on third down, ranking sixth-worst with a 48.6% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. They have been more productive on the other side of the ball, compiling a 39.3% third-down rate (71st-ranked).
- Temple has forced two turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 12 times, resulting in a -10 turnover margin that is third-worst in the FBS.
- Alex Tecza’s rushing output this season includes 527 yards and four TDs. He is averaging 75.3 yards per game and 7.1 per attempt (16th in the FBS).
- Tai Lavatai has 522 passing yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions this year. He has completed 53.3% of his attempts, averaging 74.6 yards per game and 7.0 per attempt.
- He has added 171 rushing yards (24.4 per game) and two touchdowns on the ground.
- Eli Heidenreich’s output on the ground this season includes 101 yards and one TD. He is averaging 14.4 yards per game and 8.4 per attempt.
- Heidenreich has totaled seven receptions on zero targets for 178 yards, with three receiving TDs.
- E.J. Warner is averaging 6.4 passing yards per attempt (126th in the FBS) and 290.2 yards per game this year, completing 56.3% of his passes on the way to 1,741 total yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions through six games.
- Darvon Hubbard has scored two rushing touchdowns, while totaling 236 rushing yards (4.6 per carry and 29.5 per game).
- Hubbard also has 19 catches for 193 yards (fifth on the Owls). He has been targeted zero times and averages 24.1 yards per game.
- In seven games played this season, Amad Anderson Jr. has 28 catches (4.0 receptions per game on zero targets per game) for 397 yards and one receiving touchdown.