Head to head: Army vs. Temple

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

Army
AREA
Temple
COMMENTS
 
Army rushing offense
vs.
Temple rushing defense
X  
The new Army offense has looked sharp at times in practice but the real test will be against a live opponent and this opponent is stocked with veteran players.  
 
Army passing offense
vs.
Temple passing defense
X  
Carson Williams is a decent quarterback but little experience returns for him to throw to. Temple's CB Anthony Ferla and DB Dominique Harris both received preseason honors.  
X  
Temple rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
 
Either Marquise Liverpool or Joe Jones will start at running back for the Owls. Army linebackers Frank Scappaticci and John Plumstead are hardened veterans who can stop the run.  
 
Temple passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
X  
Temple quarterback Adam DiMichele is a winner who turned down Penn State to play for the Owls. He passed for almost 1,600 yards and 12 touchdowns last year. Army has a young, inexperienced secondary led by Jordan Trimble.  
EVEN  
Special Teams
EVEN  
Special teams machine Owen Tolson is gone from the Black Knights and so is return man Jeremy Trimble. Temple has some question marks too but Jeff Wathne had a 67-yard punt against Army last year.  
 
Coaching
X  
Third-year head coach Al Golden had the Owls on the brink of a winning season last year. Army's Stan Brock has the Black Knights on the right track by adopting the option offense. On paper Temple should be favored, however, never under estimate the power of Michie Magic.  

Prediction:
Army 20
Temple 17


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