The Navy Midshipmen will face the Arizona St Sun Devils from the PAC 12 conference in the Fight Hunger Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Saturday December 29th. Kick off time from San Francisco is scheduled for 4PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN2
The betting odds opened up in the Fight Hunger Bowl with the Arizona St Sun Devils favored by -14 ½ points with an over under line of 56 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the underdog Navy as Arizona St is now favored by -14 points. The total has moved up a ½ point to a current line of 56 ½ points.
There have been no recent meetings between these two college football schools. CFB Trend: Navy Midshipmen is 0-4 ATS in their past four games.
Navy enters the Fight Hunger Bowl with a record of 8-4 on the year. They went 4-8 against the spread. After a rough start to the year at 1-3 the Midshipmen turned around their year winning seven of their past eight games to close out the season. Their most notable win of the season came in a 28-21 road overtime win against Air Force. Navy had one bad loss in a 41-31 road defeat at Troy a non-bowl team from the Sun Belt. The Midshipmen beat Army on December 8th 17-13 as a -6 ½ point favorite. Navy is the sixth rushing team in college football averaging 276 yards per game. They were a mid-pack team defensively allowing 388 yards per game. Navy averaged 24 points a game and give up 22 a game. Freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds threw for 8 touchdowns and one pick on the season with a completion percentage of 57.7%.
The Arizona St Sun Devils concluded 2012 regular season play with a record of 7-5 on the year. They suffered a late season four game losing streak and won their past two to close out the year. On November 23rd they beat in-state rival the Arizona Wildcats 41-34 as a +2 ½ point underdog. That was their only step up game the Sun Devils won this year. They lost to Oregon, UCLA, Oregon St, Missouri and USC. They just couldn’t beat many good teams this season. On paper they look better than average gaining 449 offensive yards per game and allowing just 350 yards good for 26th in the nation in total defense. They are facing a run heavy team in Navy and ASU allowed 172 yards rushing ranking 76th in college football. Sophomore quarterback Taylor Kelly threw for 25 touchdowns and 9 interceptions to go with his 65% completion percentage this season.