College Football Preview: Army vs. Michigan

Army-Michigan

Army meets Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor, MI. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Army

Date Opponent Result
08/30/19 Rice W 14-7
09/07/19 @ Michigan
09/14/19 @ UTSA
09/21/19 Morgan St
10/05/19 Tulane
10/12/19 @ Western Ky.
10/19/19 @ Georgia St.
10/26/19 San Jose St.
11/02/19 @ Air Force
11/09/19 Massachusetts
11/16/19 VMI
11/30/19 @ Hawaii
12/14/19 Navy

Michigan

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Middle Tenn. St. W 40-21
09/07/19 Army
09/21/19 @ Wisconsin
09/28/19 Rutgers
10/05/19 Iowa
10/12/19 @ Illinois
10/19/19 @ Penn St.
10/26/19 Notre Dame
11/02/19 @ Maryland
11/16/19 Michigan St.
11/23/19 @ Indiana
11/30/19 Ohio St.

ESPN FPI

Army: 82

Michigan: 6

Key Stats

ARMY OFFENSE VS.MICHIGAN DEFENSE

ARMY OFFENSE
STATISTIC
MICHIGAN DEFENSE
14.0
Points/Game
21.0
17
First Downs
16
231.0
Rushing Yards/Game
67.0
4.1
Yards/Rushing Attempt
2.4
1
Rushing Touchdowns
1
53.0
Passing Yards/Game
234.0
6.6.
Yards/Pass
5.7
0
Interceptions
1
1
Passing Touchdowns
2
284.0
Total Offense/Game
301.0
4.4
Total Offense/Play
4.4
34:51
Time of Possession/Game
26:44
9-15 (60%)
3rd-Down Conversions
4-15 (27%)
1-2 (50%)
4th-Down Conversions
0-1 (0%)
0
Total Sacks By
2
2-2 (100%)
Red-Zone Scores
2-2 (100%)
2-2 (100%)
Red-Zone Touchdowns
2-2 (100%)

MICHIGAN OFFENSE VS. ARMY DEFENSE

MICHIGAN OFFENSE
STATISTIC
ARMY DEFENSE
40.0
Points/Game
7.0
26
First Downs
10
233.0
Rushing Yards/Game
181.0
5.2
Yards/Rushing Attempt
6.0
2
Rushing Touchdowns
1
220.0
Passing Yards/Game
62.0
6.6
Yards/Pass
4.4
0
Interceptions
0
3
Passing Touchdowns
0
453.0
Total Offense/Game
243.0
5.8
Total Offense/Play
5.5
33:26
Time of Possession/Game
25:09
5-13 (38%)
3rd-Down Conversions
3-11 (27%)
0-1 (0%)
4th-Down Conversions
0-1 (0%)
2
Total Sacks By
0
4-5 (80%)
Red-Zone Scores
0-1 (0%)
2-5 (40%)
Red-Zone Touchdowns
0-1 (0%)

Players to Watch

Army

QB Kelvin Hopkins, TB Kell Walker, WR Kjetil Cline, LG Jaxson Deaton, LB Cole Chistiansen, DB Elijah Riley, FS Jaylon McClinton.

Michigan

QB Shea Patterson, RB Z. Charbonnet, WR Tarik Black,C Cesar Ruiz, LB Khaleke Hudson, LB Jordan Glasgow, CB Ambry Thomas.

Injuries

Army

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/03/19 RB Connor Slomka Muscle Pull is “?” Saturday vs Michigan

Michigan

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/01/19 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed missed last game – is probable Saturday vs Army
09/01/19 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones Leg is “?” Saturday vs Army
09/01/19 OL Jon Runyan Undisclosed missed last game – is probable Saturday vs Army
09/01/19 DL Michael Dwumfour Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Army
09/01/19 OL Stephen Spanellis Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Army
09/01/19 RB Tru Wilson Wrist injured last game – is probable Saturday vs Army
08/26/19 OL Andrew Stueber ACL is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Finally, we’ve just about made it to the much-anticipated matchup between Army and Michigan. The million-dollar question is “Can Michigan stop the option?” If they can, Army will lose. If they can’t, the Black Knights likely will win. Michigan last played on option team in 2017 when they hosted Air Force and won 29-13. Air Force, which went 5-7 that season, gained 232 total yards offense which included 168 rushing yards. The Falcons completed just one pass. I believe this Army team is much better than that 2017 Air Force team and has a better passing threat than that Air Force team. Defensively for Army, it’s going to be tough. Much bigger Michigan is going to line up and attempt to bash their way to the end zone. This is where the option comes in handy by burning up clock and keeping the defense off the field and wearing out the opponent’s defense. I project Army to win this game.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Army 34, Michigan 30

Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon ET. Watch on the Fox network.

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