Army Opponent Preview: Eastern Michigan

The 2013 Army season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp ArmySports.com will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Eastern Michigan.

The 2013 Army season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp ArmySports.com will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Eastern Michigan.

Opponent: Eastern Michigan

2012 record: 2-10

# 2012 final Sagarin: 54.27 (No. 146)

Game Date: Oct. 12, 2013

Site: West Point, N.Y.; Michie Stadium

Last meeting: 2012; EMU 48, Army 38

Head coach: Ron English 10-38 (4 years)

Offensive starters returning: 7

Defensive starters returning: 5

Special teams starters returning: 4

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 21.33 (No. 98 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 171.58 (No. 104 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 164.17 (No. 59 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 37.58 (No. 112 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 212.75 (No. 38 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 267.0 (No. 120 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: -.42, No. 88 in FBS;

COMMENTS

Last season EMU had an identical 2-10 record as Army but prevailed over the Black Knights 48-38 in Ypsilanti in one of the biggest stinker games of the season. In that game Army gave up eight plays of 25 yards or more to the Eagles. EMU returns a good offensive nucleus for 2013 as a 1,500 yards passing quarterback, a 900 yard rusher, two starting wide receivers and two starting offensive linemen are back. Defensive tackle Travis Linser who started nine games last season and had 4 1/2 tackles for losses, is back as well.

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2013 Army Football Schedule
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Aug. 31 Morgan State
Sep. 7 Ball State
Sep. 14 Stanford
Sep. 21 Wake Forest
Sep. 28 at Louisiana Tech
Oct. 5 at Boston College
Oct. 12 Eastern Michigan
Oct. 19 at Temple
Nov. 2 at Air Force
Nov. 9 Western Kentucky
Nov. 30 at Hawai'i
Dec. 14 vs. Navy (Philadelphia)

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