Head to head: Army vs. Akron

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

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Army rushing offense
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Akron rushing defense
 
After an off week to work on things look for the Cadets to reduce the turnovers. Without them the Army offense could do great thing. Army, led by fullback collin Mooney, is picking up close to 190 yards a game on the ground but, again, the turnovers have hurt badly. Akron has struggled against the run allowing almost 280 yards a game on the ground, fourth worst nationally.  
 
Army passing offense
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Akron passing defense
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The Zips passing defense rates 35th nationally and gives up about 170 yards per game. However, opponents may not bother to pass on them since their rushing defense is so vulnerable. Miguel Graham has two pass breakups this season. The Zips have yet to intercept a pass. Against New Hampshire Army's Carson Williams was 7 of 7 for 95 yards and a touchdown before going down with an injury early in the second quarter. Williams should be back for the Akron game.  
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Akron rushing offense
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Army rushing defense
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Army allows about 134 yards a game on the ground. Akron gains about 135 per contest. The Zips have three runningbacks they use  
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Akron passing offense
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Army passing defense
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Akron, led by quarterback Chris Jacquemain, has a sound passing attack and has gained 756 yards and 6 touchdowns in three games so far this season. Army's passing defense is sound too. The Black Knights have allowed just 152 yards a game through the air.  
 
Special Teams
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Army's been terrible in this department so far this season. Two kickoffs for a touchdown in two games. Akron's Igor Iveljic has made 2 of 3 field goals so far this season.  
 
Coaching
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J.D. Brookhart is 23-28 in his fifth year at Akron. Army's Stan Brock has struggled in two years at Army and things don't appear to be changing for the best.  

Prediction:

Akron 24
Army 13


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