Army-Rice preview/ prediction

The Army Black Knights hope to get above .500 on Saturday when they host the Rice Owls. Kickoff is at 3:34 p.m. EST at Michie Stadium. Here's all the information you need on the game along with a prediction.


Army

VS.


Rice

SiteMichie Stadium (40,000), West Point, N.Y.
Date/TimeSept. 30 2006, 3:34 p.m. EST
TelevisionESPNU
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
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NicknameOwlsBlack Knights
ColorsBlue and GrayBlack and Gold
Enrollment4,7854,000
ConferenceConference USA Independent
Head CoachTodd GrahamBobby Ross
Coach's career recordFirst year as HC102-94-2 (8-18 at Army)
Record0-42-2
Series Information
Series RecordArmy leads, 1-0-1
First Meeting1958, Army 14-7
Last Meeting1995, Tie 21-21

Rice Schedule

Sep 2 Houston, L 31-30
Sep 9 at UCLA, L 26-16
Sep 16 Texas, L 52-7
Sep 23 at Florida State, L 55-7
Sep 30 at Army
Oct 7 at Tulane
Oct 14 UAB
Oct 21 at UCF
Nov 4 at UTEP
Nov 11 at Tulsa
Nov 18 East Carolina
Nov 25 Southern Methodist
Army Schedule

Sep 2 at Arkansas State, L 14-6
Sep 9 Kent State, W 17-14 OT
Sep 16 at Texas A&M, L 28-24
Sep 23 at Baylor, W 27-20 OT
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 Rice Players


WR 22 Mike Falco (5-10 200, Sr.)
LT 50 Rolf Krueger (6-3 295, Sr.)
QB 16 Chase Clement (6-1 190, So.)
C 73 Austin Wilkinson (6-2 270, So.)
TB 44 Quinton Smith (5-11 215, Sr.)
NG 92 DeJaun Cooper (6-2 285, Sr.)
DE 98 Courtney Gordon (6-3 270, Sr.)
CB 9 Ja'Corey Shepherd (5-11 180, So.)
FS 2 Andray Downs (5-10 175, Sr.)
CB 15 Brandon King (5-9 180, So.)
PK 41 Luke Juist (6-1 210, Jr.)
PT 85 Jared Scruggs (6-3 200, Sr.)

Rice Roster

Key Army Players


QB 07 David Pevoto (6-5 229, Jr.)
23 Wesley McMahand (5-6 171, So.)
SS 13 Caleb Campbell (6-3 223, Jr.)
WR 05 Jeremy Trimble (6-0 214, Jr.)
LB 55 Barrett Scruggs (6-1 213, Sr.)
C 67 Pete Bier (6-4 282, Sr.)
LB 54 Cason Shrode (6-3 251, Sr.)
P 01 Owen Tolson (6-3 205, Jr.)
WR 02 Walter Hill (5-11 190, Sr.)
WR/KR 06 Corey Anderson (5-8, 165, Jr.)
DT 66 Tony Fusco (6-1 308, Jr.)
LB 45 Charlie Rockwood (6-4 221, Jr.)

Army Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryArmyRice
Scoring Offense18.5015.00
Scoring Defense19.0041.00
Total Offense259.75219.00
Total Defense319.00430.75

ArmySports.com Prediction

Look for the Army Black Knights to get their second win of the 2006 season. A word of caution: while the Cadets are definitely improved, they are still not in a position to overlook anyone. Rice can win.

Army 21
Rice 13

Other Links:

Michie Stadium information
Official Rice Site
Scout.com Rice Site
Official Army Site
Scout.com Army Site
West Point Weather Forecast





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