Army-Notre Dame preview/ prediction

The Army Black Knights hope to get back on the winning track when they travel to historic Notre Dame Stadium to face the Irish. Here's everything you need to know about the game along with a score prediction.


Army

VS.


Notre Dame

SiteNotre Dame Stadium (80,795); South Bend, Ind.
Date/TimeNovember 18, 2006; 2:43 PM EST
TelevisionNBC
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
.Notre DameArmy
NicknameFighting IrishBlack Knights
ColorsGold and BlueBlack and Gold
Enrollment11,4794,000
ConferenceIndependent Independent
Head CoachCharlie WeisBobby Ross
Coach's career record18-4 (18-4 at Notre Dame)103-99-2 (9-23 at Army)
Record9-13-7
Series Information
Series RecordND leads, 36-8-4
First Meeting1913, ND 35-13
Last Meeting1998, ND 20-17

Notre Dame Schedule

Sep 2 at Georgia Tech, W 14-10
Sep 9 Penn State, W 41-17
Sep 16 Michigan, L 47-21
Sep 23 at Michigan State, W 40-37
Sep 30 Purdue, W 35-21
Oct 7 Stanford, W 31-10
Oct 21 UCLA, W 20-17
Oct 28 at Navy, W 38-14
Nov 4 North Carolina, W 45-26
Nov 11 at Air Force, W 39-17
Nov 18 Army
Nov 25 at USC
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, L 48-14
Oct 7 VMI, W 62-7
Oct 14 at Connecticut, L 21-7
Oct 21 TCU, L 31-17
Oct 28 at Tulane, L 42-28
Nov 3 Air Force, L 43-7
Nov 18 at Notre Dame
Dec 2 at Navy



Key Notre Dame Players

WR 05 Rhema McKnight (6-2 208, Sr.)
LT 68 Ryan Harris (6-5 285, Sr.)
QB 10 Brady Quinn (6-4 233, Sr.)
HB 03 Darius Walker (5-10 208, Jr.)
C 78 John Sullivan (6-4 279, Sr.)
DE 95 Victor Abiamiri (6-4 270, Sr.)
DT 98 Trevor Laws (6-1 294, Sr.)
LB 26 Travis Thomas (6-0 218, Sr.)
FS 18 Chinedum Ndukwe (6-2 209, Sr.)
SS 9 Tom Zbikowski (6-0 216, Sr.)

Notre Dame Roster

Key Army Players

QB 10 Carson Williams (6-3 216, Fr.)
RB 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

CategoryArmyNotre Dame
Scoring Offense 20.9032.40
Scoring Defense26.8021.60
Total Offense 272.90393.30
Total Defense 354.50329.20

ArmySports.com Prediction

It's likely been a miserable week off for Army. Army can pull themselves out of the dolddrums by pulling off a big upset over Notre Dame. That'll be tough to do as Air Force, who hammered Army 43-7 two weeks ago, lost to the Irish 39-17 last week. However, the week off should still help the Cadets.

Notre Dame 34
Army 13

Other Links:

Notre Dame Stadium information
Official Notre Dame Site
Scout.com Notre Dame Site
Official Army Site
Scout.com Army Site
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