Report Card: Army vs. Central Michigan

It's in the record books now: Central Michigan 47 Army 23. ArmySports.com analyzes every element of the Black Knight's performance and assigns a grade to each area.


Army
23

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Central Michigan
47

AREA GRADE COMMENTS
PASSING OFFENSE
D
283 yards is great but throwing 5 interceptions is terrible. Any defense would be happy to take those numbers. Army should have had more success against a defense as terrible as Central Michigan's.
RUSHING OFFENSE
C-
Army actually had some success on the ground for once. Probably should have just kept the ball on the ground with the way the passing game went. Nice 46-yard run by Tony Dace.
PASSING DEFENSE
D
The normally tough Army passing defense had no answer for CMU's Dan LeFevour. He picked them apart, completing 30 of 39 passes for 251 yards and 2 touchdowns. Army's Frank Scappaticci provided the only blemish on LeFevour's day when he snared an interception.
RUSHING DEFENSE
D
LeFevour also rushed for 100 yards on 14 carries. He didn't have one carry for a loss all day and he's quarterback!
SPECIAL TEAMS
C-
What happened to Owen Tolson in this game? A 29-yard punting average is very un-Tolson like. He also missed his only field goal attempt of the game. The normally red hot Army return unit didn't fare as well either. Just a very below average day for the Army special teams.
COACHING
D
The score is the biggest indicator here: 47-23. The 5 interceptions bring the spotlight on the offense. The offense had a lot to do with the 47 points that were scored on Army. Everyone that has been calling for the Army staff to open it up on offense now knows why they haven't.
OVERALL GRADE
D
A sub par effort against a clearly superior opponent. Now Army must regroup and get ready for a trip to visit the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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