Head to head: Army vs. Rutgers

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

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Rutgers
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Army rushing offense
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Rutgers rushing defense
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Army is 112th nationally in rushing offense while Rutgers is a more respectable 68th in the nation in rushing defense. Freshman Patrick Mealy will likely get the bulk of the Army carries. In the last five games, the plebe has a team-high 69 rushes.  
 
Army passing offense
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Rutgers passing defense
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Army passing offense hasn't had much more success than their running game, however, quarterback Carson Williams did complete a touchdown pass against Air Force without turning the ball over. Senior wide receiver Jeremy Trimble gives the Black Knights a deep threat. Rutgers' passing defense is rated No. 23 nationally.  
 
Rutgers rushing offense
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Army rushing defense
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Rutgers tailback Ray Rice is a Heisman Trophy candidate and averages 140 yards per game. Army's rushing defense is ranked 109th nationally.  
 
Rutgers passing offense
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Army passing defense
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The Scarlet Knights, led by quarterback Mike Teel, are No. 19 nationally in passing offense. The Army pass defense is rated No. 83 in the nation.  
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Special Teams
 
Army's Owen Tolson is one of the top punters in the NCAA while Jeremy Trimble and Corey Anderson give the Cadets two dangerous return men.  
 
Coaching
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Rutgers' Greg Schiano has turned a once struggling Scarlet Knight program into a winning program. Army's Stan Brock is in his first year at Army with a 3-6 record.  

Prediction:
Rutgers 27
Army 13


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