Army-Kent State Preview/prediction

The Army Black Knights host the Kent State Flashes on Saturday at 1:05 PM EST. Both teams are looking for their first win of the 2006 season. Here's notes and facts along with a game score prediction.



Kent State

SiteMichie Stadium (40,000), West Point, N.Y.
Date/TimeSeptember 9, 2006, 1:05 PM EST
TelevisionESPN Classic
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
.Kent StateArmy
NicknameGolden FlashesBlack Knights
ColorsNavy Blue and GoldBlack and Gold
ConferenceMid-American Independent
Head CoachDoug MartinBobby Ross
Coach's career record6-17 (6-17 at Kent State)100-93-2 (6-17 at Army)
Series Information
Series RecordFirst Meeting
First MeetingFirst Meeting
Last MeetingFirst Meeting

Kent State Schedule

Aug 31 Minnesota, L 44-0
Sep 9 at Army
Sep 16 at Miami (Ohio)
Sep 23 at Bowling Green
Sep 30 Akron
Oct 7 at Temple
Oct 14 Toledo
Oct 28 Ohio
Nov 4 at Buffalo
Nov 11 at Virginia Tech
Nov 17 Eastern Michigan
Nov 24 at Ball State
Army Schedule

Sep 2 at Arkansas State, L 14-6
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 Kent State Players

QB 11 Julian Edelman (6-0 195, So.)
HB 13 Luke Tillman (6-1 213, Sr.)
RG 71 Craig Rafdal (6-4 305, Sr.)
WR 87 Najah Pruden (6-3 185, Sr.)
TE 8 Tom Sitko (6-3 248, Jr.)
WR 88 Shawn Lewis (5-8 162, So.)
DE 5 Daniel Muir (6-2 285, Sr.)
LB 35 Joe Crivella (6-0 220, Sr.)
CB 18 Usama Young (6-0 189, Sr.)
SS 27 Andre Kirkland (6-1 200, Sr.)
DT 55 Colin Ferrell (6-0 283, Jr.)

Kent 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.)
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

CategoryArmyKent State
Scoring Offense 6.00.0
Scoring Defense 14.0 44.0
Total Offense 164.0 282.0
Total Defense 319.0468.0

Complete Statistics Comparison Prediction

After a nightmarish game at Arkansas State Army tries to jump start its 2006 season with a win at home against Kent State. The Flashes had a pretty bad opener of their own, dropping a 44-0 opener at Minnesota. However, the Flashes moved the ball well on the Gophers and had both a receiver and running back post 100 yard games. Minnesota shut down Kent State on several occasions deep in the red zone to keep the Flashes scoreless. Look for a low scoring game with Army winning on a late field goal. Army is 94-19-3 all time in home openers.

Kent State 10
Army 13

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Official Kent State Site Kent State Site
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