Army-East Carolina Preview

Army gets its first test without coach Todd Berry Saturday when the Black Knights face East Carolina. Interim coach John Mumford will try to lead the Cadets to their first win of the season.

Date/Time: October 18, 2003 1:05 (EDT)

Site: West Point, N.Y.; Michie Stadium (38,115)

.ArmyEast Carolina
Enrollment4,00020,615
Nickname Black KnightsPirates
ColorsBlack, Gold and GrayPurple and Yellow
Head CoachJohn Mumford (interim)John Thompson
ConferenceConference USAConference USA
Record in 20021-114-8
Offense setOne-Back MultipleMultiple
Defense set4-4Multiple
Key Players RB Carlton Jones, WR Aaron Alexander, ILB Brian HillRB Marvin Townes, QB Desmond Robinson, Terrance Copper

Series record: East Carolina leads 6-0

Last meeting: October 5, 2002 ECU 59, Army 24

Army-East Carolina stat comparison

ECU Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths:

The Pirates have a balanced offense with decent passing and rushing games. This is a developing team with a new coach. Look for this to be a game down to the wire.

Weaknesses:

East Carolina's defense is not the best, letting their opponents score over 35 points per game. Their offense generally can not muster more than a touchdown per away game. Look for the Black Knights to come out strong in the beginning and take advantage of these weaknesses.

LINKS:

Official Army Football Site
Official ECU Site

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