Army vs Memphis Preview

Saturday Army is on the road again at another Mississippi River city. This time at Memphis. The Tigers are suffering through a six game losing streak and hope it break it against the Black Knights. Army has an opportunity to build on last weeks win at Tulane. The Cadets have steadily improved since two opening disaster losses to Holy Cross and Rutgers. A win over Memphis would likely give the honor of last place in the Conf-USA to Memphis. That's an honor the Cadets could live without.

Date/Time: November 23, 2002; 2 PM EST

Site: Memphis, Tenn.; Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (62,380)

.Army (1-9)Memphis (2-8)
Enrollment4,00020,100
Nickname Black KnightsTigers
ColorsBlack, Gold and GrayRoyal Blue and Gray
Head CoachTodd Berry Tommy West
ConferenceConference USAConference USA
Record in 20013-85-6
Offense setOne-Back MultipleMultiple Option
Defense set4-44-3
Key Players WR Aris Comeaux; QB Reggie Nevels; RB Josh Holden; OL Aaron Burger; DL Clarence Holmes; LB Jason Frazier; DB Maurio SmithTB Dante Brown; TE Jeff Cameron; OG Joe Gerda; WR Antoine Harden; C Jimond Pugh; OT Wade Smith; FS Derrick Ballard; CB Jason Brown; DE Tony Brown; LB Greg Harper; DT Albert Means

Series record: Memphis leads 3-1

Last meeting: 2001; Memphis 42-10

Army-Memphis stats comparison

Memphis Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths: Passing offense 247 yards per game (36th nationallly); Kickoff Returns 21 yards per return (41st nationally); Pass defense 178 yards per game (23rd nationally).

Weaknesses: Turnover ratio -1.40 rating (114th nationally); Rushing defense 200 yards per game (105th nationally); Rushing offense 106 yards per game (101st nationally).

LINKS:

Official Army Football Site
Official Memphis Site

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