Army-Arkansas State Preview/prediction

The Army Black Knights open their 2006 football season Saturday at Arkansas State. Here's a look at key players, stats, school infomation and more. We also provide our exclusive prediction for the game's outcome.


Army

VS.


Arkansas State

SiteIndian Stadium (30,406), Jonesboro, Ark.
Date/TimeSept. 2, 2006, 7 PM EST
TelevisionNONE
Radio
New York, N.Y. 1050 WEPN; Baltimore, Md. WWLG, 1370-AM; Boston, Mass. WTTT, 1150-AM; Philadelphia, Pa. DAS, 1480-AM; Binghamton, N.Y. WINR, 680-AM; Schenechtedy-Albany, N.Y. WVKZ, 1240-AM; Worcester, Mass. WNEB, 1230-AM; Woonsocket, R.I. WNRI, 1380-AM; Beacon, N.Y. WBNR, 1260-AM; Peekskill, N.Y. WLNA, 1420-AM; Watertown, N.Y. WNER, 1410-AM.
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General School/ Team Information
.Arkansas StateArmy
NicknameIndiansBlack Knights
ColorsScarlet and BlackBlack and Gold
Enrollment10,5084,000
ConferenceSun Belt Independent
Head CoachSteve RobertsBobby Ross
Coach's career record69-61-1 (20-28 at Arkansas State)100-92-2 (6-16 at Army)
Record0-00-0
Series Information
Series RecordArmy leads, 1-0

Arkansas State
Schedule
Sep 2 Army
Sep 9 Oklahoma State
Sep 23 at Southern Methodist
Sep 30 at Florida International
Oct 7 Louisiana-Monroe
Oct 14 at Memphis
Oct 21 North Texas
Oct 28 at Florida Atlantic
Nov 4 at Auburn
Nov 11 Middle Tennessee
Nov 18 at Troy
Nov 25 at Louisiana-Lafayette
Army Schedule
Sep 2 at Arkansas State
Sep 9 Kent State
Sep 16 at Texas A&M
Sep 23 at Baylor
Sep 30 Rice
Oct 7 VMI
Oct 14 at Connecticut
Oct 21 TCU
Oct 28 at Tulane
Nov 3 Air Force
Nov 18 at Notre Dame
Dec 2 at Navy



Key Arkansas State Players

LB 31 Josh Williams (6-1 255, Jr.)
SS 16 Tyrell Johnson ( 6-1 197, Jr.)
FS 21 Khyyam Burns ( 6-0 184, Jr.)
FB 47 Oren O'Neal (6-0 244, Sr.)
C 61 Tanner Jenkins (6-1 279, Sr.)
OT 63 Matt Mandich (6-3 282, So.)
LB 32 Devrett Wade (6-0 231, Sr.)
WR 9 Levi Dejohnette (6-0 175, Jr.)
RB 25 Reggie Arnold, (5-9 217, Fr.)
DT 43 Jamarrow James, (6-2 270, Jr.)

Arkansas State Roster

Key Army Players

SS 13 Caleb Campbell (6-3 223, Jr.)
WR 5 Jeremy Trimble (6-0 214, Jr.)
WLB 55 Barrett Scruggs (6-1 213, Sr.)
C 67 Pete Bier (6-4 282, Sr.)
MLB 54 Cason Shrode (6-3 251, Sr.)
P 1 Owen Tolson (6-3 205, Jr.)
WR 2 Walter Hill (5-11 190, Sr.)
WR/KR 6 Corey Anderson (5-8, 165, Jr.)
DT 66 Tony Fusco (6-1 308, Jr.)
SLB 45 Charlie Rockwood (6-4 221, Jr.)

Army Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryArmyArkansas State
Scoring Offense 20.0024.50
Scoring Defense 26.73 25.25
Total Offense 315.91370.08
Total Defense 346.55378.83

2005 Statistics

Complete Statistics Comparison

ArmySports.com Prediction

Army's defense will put the heat on ASU's offense. If Army quarterback David Pevoto can get the offense rolling then the Cadets should be fine. Army has improved every year under Ross and there's no reason to expect that not to be the case in 2006. The men from West Point get victory #1 for 2006 on Saturday.

Army 20
Arkansas State 17

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Official Arkansas State Site
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Official Army Site
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