Head to head: Army vs. Boston College

Next up for Army is Boston College. ArmySports.com compares different critical team areas of Army and Boston College and indicates which team has the edge.

Army
AREA
Boston College
COMMENTS
 
Army rushing offense
vs.
Boston College rushing defense
X  
Army has managed only 65 yards a game rushing on average. Wesley McMahand continues to be Army's leading gainer on the ground.  
E  
Army passing offense
vs.
Boston College passing defense
E  
Even. B.C. has given up over 300 yards per game through the air. Army and Carson Williams have a formidable passing attack but are prone to the devastating interception returned for a score.  
E  
Boston College rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
E  
Even. Army has a tough rushing defense and limits opponents to just 151 yards a game. Boston College's Andre Callender is the work horse for the Eagles and has gained 173 yards in 3 games.  
 
Boston College passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
X  
B.C. quarterback Matt Ryan is being touted for the Heisman Trophy. Against Georgia Tech last week he completed 30 of 44 passes for 435 yards. Wide receiver Brandon Robinson is his top target. Army senior cornerback John Laird had 7 tackles against Wake Forest and recovered a Deacon fumble.  
 
Special Teams
X  
Army and Boston College both have solid kicking and punting games. The difference is in the return teams. Army gave up a touchdown last week at Wake Forest off a punt return.  
E  
Coaching
E  
Both coaches come from the NFL and have limited head coaching experience.  

Prediction:

Boston College 20
Army 7


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