Army-Louisville preview/prediction

ArmySports.com takes a look at this weekend's matchup between the Black Knights of Army and Cardinals of Louisville.

Date/Time: September 21, 2002; 1 PM EST

Site: West Point, N.Y.; Michie Stadium (39,929)

.ArmyLouisville
Enrollment4,00022,000
Nickname Black KnightsCardinals
ColorsBlack, Gold and GrayRed and Black
Head CoachTodd Berry John L. Smith
ConferenceConference USAConference USA
Record in 20013-811-2
Offense setOne-Back MultipleOne-Back
Defense set4-44-3 Flex
Key Players WR Aris Comeaux; RB Josh Holden; OL Aaron Burger; DL Clarence Holmes; LB Jason Frazier; DB Maurio SmithWR Damien Dorsey; TE Ronnie Ghent; C Dan Koons; RB T.J. Patterson; QB Dave Ragoone; SS Curry Burns; FS Anthony Floyd; CB Ronnie Gallishaw; LB Chad Lee

Series record: Series tied 3-3

Army-Louisville Stats Comparison

Last meeting: 2000 Louisville 38-17

Comments: Due to the loss of quarterback Reggie Nevels Army will be hard pressed to compete with the preseason favorites to win the CUSA title. The Black Knights just do not have a capable replacement for Nevels. There is talent on this Army team but without an experienced, ready, signal caller Berry's complex offensive schemes are doomed. Louisville, on the other hand, is blessed with one of the best quarterbacks in the nation in Dave Ragone. The Cardinals have been shocked in two of their first three games, against rival Kentucky and Colorado State. Louisville pounded Duke 40-3 for in their other game. Look for the Cardinals to get back on the winning track in Michie Stadium on Saturday in an impressive manner. The Army offense is too error prone and inexperienced to make it a game. The Black Knight defense is improved but a mistake-prone offense kills their momentum with costly fumbles and interceptions that often puts the defense in bad situations.

Prediction:: Lousville 35 Army 10

LINKS:

Official Army Football Site
Official Louisville Site

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