The Memphis Tigers will try to break a three-game losing streak on Thursday when they host the Navy Midshipmen in an American Athletic Conference game at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. After starting the season 3-0 and upsetting Mississippi State, the Tigers (3-3, 0-2 in AAC) have dropped consecutive games to UTSA, Temple and Tulsa. Meanwhile the Midshipmen (1-4, 1-2) are off to the program's worst start since 2002 when they went 2-10.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. ET. The Tigers are 11-point favorites in the latest Memphis vs. Navy odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 56. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)
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The model knows that the Tigers' Calvin Austin III has established himself as one of the most productive receivers in the country. The 5-foot-9 senior from Memphis leads the FBS in receiving yards (837) and ranks second in receiving yards per game (139.5) and all-purpose yards per game (162.0). He also ranks fourth in the country in receiving touchdowns (eight), seventh in receptions per game (8.0) and 12th in total touchdowns (nine).
The model also knows that Navy linebacker Diego Fagot is off to a fast start in 2020. A 6-foot-3 senior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fagot leads the Midshipmen with 46 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss. He is ranked 19th in the country in tackles per game (9.2) and 20th in solo tackles per game (5.4).
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