Head to head: Army vs. Air Force

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

Army
AREA
Air Force
COMMENTS
 
Army rushing offense
vs.
Air Force rushing defense
X  
Army has struggled all year rushing the ball although they did show some improvement against a good Georgia Tech team, picking up 118 yards. Freshman Patrick Mealy had 86 yards to lead that effort. Air Force's rushing defense is decent and gives up about 155 yards a game. Slight to moderate edge to AF here.  
 
Army passing offense
vs.
Air Force passing defense
X  
The Falcons have a solid pass defense and are rated No. 31 nationally in pass efficiency defense. Air Force has intercepted 14 opponent passes so far this season. Army's passing offense, while more productive than their rushing offense, has performed poorly at times and been plagued with 15 interceptions on the season.  
 
Air Force rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
X  
Air Force, led by Chad Hall, cranks out 255 yards a game on the ground. Army, paced by linebacker Frank Scappaticci, is allowing 185 yards a game rushing.  
X  
Air Force passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
 
Army's is 42nd nationally in passing defense. Air Force's Shaun Carney is a solid quarterback who has thrown for 1,097 yards, 5 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions but the Falcons don't pass much and rank 118th in the nation in passing offense.  
E  
Special Teams
E  
Even. Both teams have solid special teams. Army's Jeremy Trimble is ranked 5th nationally in punt returns. Ryan Harrison has made 11 of 19 field goals for the Falcons. Army's Owen Tolson has connected on 5 of 10 field goal attempts and averages 44 yards a punt.  
E  
Coaching
E  
Even. Both coaches are in their first year as head coaches. While Air Force's Troy Calhoun has posted a better record, Army's Stan Brock has played a much tougher schedule.  

Prediction:
Air Force 24
Army 14


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