Army Football 2007 Schedule Predictions
Sept 1: at Akron
The prediction: Army 21, Akron 17
The analysis: WIth this tough a schedule, Army can't afford to start off the year against a mediocre Mid-American Conference team. Lose this game and we could have a problem(s).
Running record: 1-0
Sept 8: Rhode Island
The prediction: Army 30, Rhode Island 14
The analysis: 2-0, baby! Army fans haven't said that since 1996. It seems like the Black Knights have been 0-2 every year since.
Running record: 2-0
Sept. 15: at Wake Forest
The prediction: Wake Forest 35, Army 17
The analysis. Here we go. The first whipping of the season. There's no shame in losing to the ACC champ.
Running record: 2-1
Sept. 22: at Boston College
The prediction: Boston College 28, Army 10
The analysis: Hey, at least the boys in black and gold don't have to travel as far for this loss, and New England is always beautiful this time of year.
Running record: 2-2
Sept. 29: Temple
The prediction: Army 27, Temple 17
The analysis: Hallelujah! Temple is the whipping boy of college football. But keep in mind, Temple will look at this game at one of its only possible wins of the year. Not gonna happen!
Running record: 3-2
Oct 6: Tulane
The prediction: Army 28, Tulane 24
The analysis: This game could go either way, really. So what if Tulane has a new coach. The Green Wave also has better athletes than the Black Knights. Look for some last-minute heroics by Army quarterback Carson Williams.
Running record: 4-2
Oct. 13: at Central Michigan
The prediction: Central Michigan 22, Army 20
The analysis: Another last-minute heartbreaking loss to Central Michigan. And this is when things go bad.
Running record: 4-3
Oct: 20 at Georgia Tech
The prediction: Georgia Tech 30, Army 7
The analysis: Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey takes it easy on Army coach Bobby Ross and the Black Knights. And he should. As we all know. Ross led the Yellow Jackets to a co-national championship in 1990.
Running record: 4-4
Nov. 3: at Air Force
The prediction: Air Force 24, Army 20
The analysis: The good news: Army knocks Air Force quarterback Shaun Carney out of the game. But the altitude and new Air Force coach Troy Calhoun's new offense provess too much.
Running record: 4-5
Nov. 9: Rutgers
The prediction: Rutgers 28, Army 9
The analysis: Rutgers running back Ray Rice has 100 yards at halftime and finishes the game with 220. Army rushes for under 100 as a team.
Running record: 4-6
Nov. 17: Tulsa
The prediction: Tulsa 23, Army 20
The analysis: Another one that got away, but character is built. And the big game awaits.
Running record: 4-7
Dec. 1: Navy
The prediction: Navy 27, Army 21
The analysis: Navy fullback Adam Ballard plays the whole game and puts up 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada and Jarod Bryant split time at quarterback and play well. Army falls short at Navy's 33-yard line in the closing seconds.
Running record: 4-8
Final analysis: Air Force, Tulsa and Central Michigan are winnable games. Let's not forget that. Let's not forget that, although a long shot, Army might go bowling next year.
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