Head to head: Army vs. Temple

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

Army
AREA
Temple
COMMENTS
E  
Army rushing offense
vs.
Temple rushing defense
E  
Wesley McMahand leads Army in rushing with about 50 yards per game. Temple allows almost 210 yards a game rushing.  
 
Army passing offense
vs.
Temple passing defense
X  
Army cranks out about 198 yards a game through the air. Wide receiver Jeremy Trimble catches 5 passes a game. Temple gives up almost the same on the ground as they do passing: 210 yards a game (50th nationally). Defensive back Georg Coleman has 2 interceptions already this season for the Owls.  
X  
Temple rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
 
Temple gets about 82 yards a game on the ground. Jason Harper leads the way with 60 yards a game. He had 114 yards against Connecticut a couple weeks ago and 88 last week in a wild game against Bowling Green. Army's run defense is allowing 164 yards a game.  
X  
Temple passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
 
Army has a strong passing defense that is rated 26th in the nation (180 yards per game). QB Adam DiMichele leads the Temple defense. He passed for 300 yards last week in a losing cause against Bowling Green.  
X  
Special Teams
 
Army leads Temple in just about all the special teams categories including net punting, punt returns and kickoff returns. Jake Brownell made 3 of 4 field goals for Temple. Army's Owen Tolson has made 1 of 2 field goals so far this season.  
E  
Coaching
E  
Even. Army's Stan Brock is 1-3 in his first season as a college head coach. Al Golden is in his second year at Temple and has just 1 win.  

Prediction:
Army 16
Temple 13


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