Against The Spread: Navy's Triple Option Will Have Field Day
Nov 21, 2013 11:41 PM EST
My favorite sports coach of all time?
Lou Brown, the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the "Major League" movies, played by the late James Gammon.
Lou's sage wisdom taught me since I hit against the spread last week, that if I do it again in Friday night's game, then do it again next week, that's called "a winning streak. It has happened before."
Friday night's game doesn't have the splashy names we've seen in previous weeks in the early games, but it should still be a fun one.
Navy brings its trademark triple option, led by QB Keenan Reynolds, to the West Coast to face San Jose State and the faltering David Fales.
The old-school Midshipmen are efficient running the ball and the Spartans haven't shown an ability to stop the opposition's ground game all year.
So why is SJSU favored by 2.5 points?
Joe Jenkins astutely picked UCLA to cover 2.5 points against Washington. He was right (for once) and improved to 2-3 in weekday games against the spread.