Head to head: Army vs. Tulsa

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

Army
AREA
Tulsa
COMMENTS
 
Army rushing offense
vs.
Tulsa rushing defense
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Army rushing offense has struggled throughout the season averaging less than 80 yards per game. Tulsa gives up about 190 a game but should be able to control Army's rushing attack.  
X  
Army passing offense
vs.
Tulsa passing defense
 
Army, led by quarterback Carson Williams, never found the end zone on offense last week against Rutgers. Tulsa gives up about 255 yards per game through the air to their opponents. Look for Army to score some points this week on offense.  
 
Tulsa rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
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The once tough Army defense is now yielding over 230 yards a game on the ground. Tulsa averages over 180 a game (34th nationally) on the ground. Tarrion Adams has rushed for over 800 yards in 2007 to lead the Golden Hurricanes. Victor Ugenyi leads the Army defense in tackles for losses with 7.  
 
Tulsa passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
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Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith is the real deal having passed for almost 3,500 yards and 34 touchdowns. Army's Josh Mitchell returned an interception for a touchdown last week against Rutgers.  
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Special Teams
 
Army punter/place kick Owen Tolson may someday kick in the NFL. Michael Such averages just under 40 yards per punt. Jarod Tracy has made 6 of 11 field goals for the Golden Hurricanes. Army's Tolson has also made 6 of 11. Army's Jeremy Trimball is always a threat to run a punt back and averages almost 10 yards more per punt return than Tulsa.  
 
Coaching
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Army's Stan Brock is in his first year of college coaching. Tulsa's Todd Graham is 14-9 in two seasons of coaching at Rice and Tulsa.  

Prediction:
Tulsa 28
Army 17


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