Army Opponent Preview: Louisiana Tech

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 Louisiana Tech.

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 Louisiana Tech.

Opponent: Louisiana Tech

2012 record: 9-3

2012 final Sagarin: 75.15 (No. 51)

Game Date: Sept. 28, 2013

Site: Dallas, Texas; Cotton Bowl (92,100)

Last meeting: 2008; Army 14, Louisiana Tech 7

Head coach: Skip Holtz 87-71 (13 years)

Offensive starters returning: 3

Defensive starters returning: 4

Special teams starters returning: 1

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 51.50 (No. 1 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 350.75 (No. 3 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 227.17 (No. 17 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 38.50 (No. 116 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 340.42 (No. 120 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 185.67 (No. 83 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: 1.08, No. 10 in FBS. Sacks allowed: .83 per game (No. 7 in FBS). Net punting: 43.51, No. 1 in FBS.

COMMENTS

When you look at the offensive numbers of Louisiana Tech from a year ago compared to Army's defensive numbers from last season, this game is worrisome. However, when you take into account that most of the Tech offensive and defensive starters are gone, along with the 2012 head coach, things look less scary. If Army can show any improvement on each side of the ball they should have a chance at pulling off a win in Dallas.

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 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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