Head to head: Army vs. Tulane

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

Army
AREA
Tulane
COMMENTS
 
Army rushing offense
vs.
Tulane rushing defense
X  
Army continues to struggle at running the ball. Last week against Temple Army had little success. Tulane's rushing defense held mighty LSU at bay for 3 quarters last week and should have no problem stopping Army.  
X  
Army passing offense
vs.
Tulane passing defense
 
Tulane ranks near the bottom of the NCAA in pass efficiency defense. Army's passing offense is at least respectable and should be able to exploit the Green Wave secondary for some decent yardage.  
E  
Tulane rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
E  
Even. Tulane's rushing attack is spearheaded by Matt Forte. He had 303 rushing in a recent game. Army's run defense has played well against tough opponents.  
X  
Tulane passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
 
Tulane has struggled passing the ball this season. Quarterback Scott Elliott has completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes and has an awful touchdown to interception ratio. Army's tough defenders should have no problem keeping him under control.  
X  
Special Teams
 
Army has great special teams. Last week against Temple Army had kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns. Army also has a super punter in Owen Tolson. Tulane has a very poor punting game and their kickoff return game is average. The two teams are about equal in the field goal kicking department.  
 
Coaching
X  
Tulane head coach Bob Toledo has over 30 years of coaching experience and led UCLA to the Cotton Bowl in 1997. Army's Stan Brock is in his first year of college head coaching.  

Prediction:
Army 17
Tulane 13


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