The Midshipmen have won their last three bowl games straight up and against the spread, but their fates may have been sealed in Week 14 when quarterback Will Worth broke his foot versus the Temple Owls. Worth’s replacement in the Army-Navy Game, sophomore Zach Abey, threw a pair of costly interceptions in his first college start. Abey was also held to 73 yards rushing on 19 carries out of the triple-option offense.
Louisiana Tech may have already been the better team even before the Worth injury, but they haven’t seen the college football rankings since moving from the WAC to Conference USA in 2013. However, the Bulldogs have won back-to-back bowl games straight up and against the spread for head coach Skip Holtz.
NCAAF Odds: No. 25 Navy vs Louisiana Tech at Armed Forces BowlThe No. 25 Navy Midshipmen (9-4 SU, 7-5-1 ATS) are the first ranked team on the FBS bowl schedule, but they’re 6.5-point underdogs at press time for Friday’s Armed Forces Bowl matchup with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-5 SU and ATS). Kick-off from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth is at 4:30 PM ET on ESPN.
Navy have lost back-to-back games straight up and against the spread since quarterback Will Worth broke his foot in Week 14. Sophomore Zach Abey threw two picks in each of his two fill-in appearances, including the team’s first Army-Navy Game loss since 2001.