Army Opponent Preview: Morgan State

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 Morgan State.

Opponent: Morgan State

2012 record: 3-8

2012 final RPI: 32.31 (No. 228)

Game Date: Aug. 31, 2013

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

Last meeting: First meeting

Head coach: Donald Hill-Eley (54-69, 11 years)

Offensive starters returning: 6

Defensive starters returning: 10

Special teams starters returning: 2

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 20.82 (No. 91 in FCS)
Passing yards per game: 143.00 (No. 111 in FCS)
Rushing yards per game: 149.73 (No. 59 in FCS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 29.73 (No. 81 in FCS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 225.18 (No. 79 in FCS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 177.73 (No. 78 in FCS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: .36, No. 32 in FCS; Kickoff Returns: 22.97 YPR, No. 18 in FCS.

COMMENTS

Morgan State is a university with 8,000 students located in Baltimore, Md. Last season the Bears played two FBS teams, Buffalo (L, 56-34) and Akron (L, 66-6). Morgan State runs a multiple spread offense and a 3-4 defense. Quarterback Robert Council returns to lead the offense. Last season Council completed 98-of-195 passes for 1,115 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Council also rushed for 302 yards on 80 carries for three scores. All-MEAC linebacker Chris Robinson (8 1/2 sacks in 2012) returns to lead the defense.



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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