Army Opponent Preview: Hawaii

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 Hawaii.

Opponent: Hawaii

2012 record: 3-9

2012 final Sagarin: 51.25 (No. 161)

Game Date: Nov. 30, 2013

Site: Honolulu, Hawaii; Aloha Stadium (50,000)

Last meeting: Hawaii 31, Army 28 (2010)

Head coach: Norm Chow 3-9 (1 year)

Offensive starters returning: 8

Defensive starters returning: 8

Special teams starters returning: 1

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 21.17 (No. 100 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 188.83 (No. 98 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 108.58 (No. 111 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 35.67 (No. 104 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 182.75 (No. 11 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 190.17 (No. 86 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: -1.17, No. 110 in FBS; Sacks: 2.33, No. 38 in FBS. Kickoff returns: 25.66 ypr, No. 8 in FBS.

COMMENTS

Norm Chow enters his second season as head coach in Honolulu. Chow was a very respected offensive coordinator in the NFL but it remains to be seen whether or not he can be a winning head coach. Chow and the Warriors have a bevy of returning starters including veteran wide receiver Billy Ray Stutzmann who caught 35 passes 447. Ohio State transfer quarterback Taylor Graham provides a strong arm that can put ball on target. Defensively, the Warriors return senior strong safety Marrell Jackson who had 58 stops a year ago.

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 Temple
Nov. 2 Air Force
Nov. 9 Western Kentucky
Nov. 30 Hawai'i
Dec. 14 vs. Navy (Philadelphia)

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