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ARMY FIRST LOOK: EASTERN MICHIGAN

The Army Black Knights host Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Michie Stadium. Here is your first look at the Eagles.

SEASON SO FAR (2-3,0-2 MAC)

Date Opponent Score
09/01/2017 Charlotte W 24-7
09/09/2017 at Rutgers W 16-13
09/23/2017 Ohio L 27-20 (2OT)
09/30/2017 at Kentucky L 24-20
10/07/2017 at Toledo L 20-15

STAT COMPARISON

ARMY PPG 32.2 18.2 EMU DEF PPG
ARMY TOTAL OFF 393.5 324.2 EMU TOTAL DEF
ARMY PASSING OFF 20.8 194.6 EMU PASSING DEF
ARMY RUSHING OFF 372.7 129.6 EMU RUSHING DEF
EMU PPG 19.0 19.2 ARMY DEF PPG
EMU TOTAL OFF 351.0 361.3 ARMY TOTAL DEF
EMU PASSING OFF 276.8 184.7 ARMY PASSING DEF
EMU RUSHING OFF 74.2 176.7 ARMY RUSHING DEF
ARMY TO MARGIN 0.50 -0.20 EMU TO MARGIN

INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS

None reported.

Source: donbest.com

CHALLENGES

Eastern Michigan is a team that despite being just 2-3, should definitely catch the Black Knight’s attention. With a win over Rutgers and close losses to teams like Kentucky, Toledo, and Ohio, the Eagles are dangerous. Furthermore, EMU has a tough rushing defense allowing just over 100 yards per game. However, being able to stop basic runs does not always equate having the ability to stop an option attack. Offensively, look for the Eagles to give Army’s secondary a workout. Senior Brogan Roback completes 60 percent of his passes while averaging over 250 passing yards a game. He has a large stable of capable receivers to throw to. Statistically, EMU ranks among the nation’s best in several defensive stat categories. The Eagles are also 13th nationally in the FBS in 3 and outs forced on opposing offenses per game (5.4). This is a game Army can win but if they don’t play clean ball and execute the option, they can certainly lose.

Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.



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