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    One of the best rushers in college football will be featured when Alex Tecza and the Navy Midshipmen (2-3) visit the Charlotte 49ers (1-4) on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

    The 49ers are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), against the Midshipmen (with an over/under of 43 points).

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    Game Info for Navy vs. Charlotte

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Stadium: Jerry Richardson Stadium
    Navy vs Charlotte Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Navy -3 -108 -114 43 -110 -110 -155 +130

    Navy Pick Insights

    • Navy is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Navy has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 3 points or more this season (0-2).
    • Two of Navy’s four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Navy Stats & Insights

    • Navy ranks 98th in total offense (349 yards per game) and 96th in total defense (397.4 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Navy ranks 23rd-worst in scoring offense (21.6 points per game), but has been slightly better on defense, ranking 84th with 27.6 points allowed per game.
    • While Navy’s pass defense ranks 94th with 243.8 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking second-worst (100.8 passing yards per game).
    • Navy has the 86th-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (153.6 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with 248.2 rushing yards per game.
    • Navy ranks 23rd-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.3%), but has played better on defense, ranking 54th with a 36.5% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Navy has forced nine total turnovers (38th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over three times (fourth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +6, the eighth-best in college football.

    Navy’s Best Players

    • Tai Lavatai has 419 pass yards for Navy, completing 51% of his passes and recording three touchdowns this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 167 rushing yards (33.4 ypg) on 51 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Tecza, has carried the ball 56 times for 428 yards (85.6 per game), scoring three times.
    • Dabe Fofana has carried the ball 52 times for 227 yards (45.4 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Brandon Chatman’s 146 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 10 times and has collected seven receptions.
    • Eli Heidenreich has caught three passes while averaging 17.4 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Nathan Kent has racked up four catches for 77 yards, an average of 15.4 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Xavier McDonald has three sacks to lead the team, and also has one TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Navy’s tackle leader, Will Harbour, has 36 tackles, three TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
    • Rayuan Lane has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 25 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and four passes defended to his name.

    Charlotte Betting Insights

    • Charlotte has a 3-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Charlotte is a 3-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • Charlotte hase hit the over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Charlotte Pick Insights

    • Charlotte’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, compiling 311.2 total yards per game, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 105th with 404.8 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Charlotte has been sputtering offensively, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with 18.4 points per game. It has been more effective defensively, giving up 27.6 points per contest (84th-ranked).
    • Charlotte’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 175.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 86th with 241.2 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Charlotte is compiling 135.4 rushing yards per contest (92nd-ranked). It ranks 99th in the FBS defensively (163.6 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been hard for Charlotte on both offense and defense, as it is putting up a 24.6% third-down conversion percentage (second-worst) and conceding a 43.9% conversion rate (24th-worst).
    • With six forced turnovers (97th in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (47th in the FBS) this season, Charlotte ranks 77th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.

    Charlotte’s Best Players

    • Trexler Ivey has put up 459 passing yards, or 91.8 per game, so far this season. He has completed 64.4% of his passes and has recorded two touchdowns with two interceptions.
    • Jalon Jones has run for 316 yards on 62 carries so far this year while scoring three times on the ground.
    • Durell Robinson has compiled 166 yards on 40 carries with one touchdown.
    • Jack Hestera has racked up 286 receiving yards on 23 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Jairus Mack has caught seven passes and compiled 148 receiving yards (29.6 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Colin Weber has racked up 139 reciving yards (27.8 ypg) this season.
    • Eyabi Anoma has collected four sacks to pace the team, while also recording four TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Nikhai Hill-Green is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 33 tackles, four TFL, and one sack.
    • Kameron Howard has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 10 tackles and two passes defended.
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