Army Opponent Preview: Boston College

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 Boston College.

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 Boston College.

Opponent: Boston College

2012 record: 2-10

2012 final Sagarin: 60.42 (No. 113)

Game Date: Oct. 5, 2013

Site: Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Alumni Stadium (44,500)

Last meeting: 2012; Army 34, Boston College 31

Head coach: Steve Addazio 13-11 (2 years)

Offensive starters returning: 8

Defensive starters returning: 10

Special teams starters returning: 3

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 19.83 (No. 109 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 258.92 (No. 45 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 90.92 (No. 115 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 29.67 (No. 74 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 242.33 (No. 75 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 214.08 (No. 111 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: -.42, No. 75 in FBS; Sacks: .50, No. 120 in FBS.

COMMENTS

Army's 2012 game with Boston College provided one fo the few bright spots for the Black Knights last season. The bad news in 2013 is that BC returns a ton starters and the Black Knights must travel to Chestnut Hill this season. This game will be a tough one for Army but at least the Black Knights know that this team can be beaten.

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 Ball State
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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