Army, losers of nine in a row, Army visits Texas A&M (1-2) on Saturday and Tulane (1-2)next weekend." We will continue to work and continue to get better and get ready to play Texas A&M," Stan Brock said after the 22-3 loss to Akron.
Army fans sure hope that's the case. By no means are Texas A&M and Tulane powerhouses. In fact, Army beat Tulane at Michie Stadium last season. But, with the way Army has been playing, Texas A&M and new head coach Mike Sherman, and Tulane, will enter as favorites.
Tulane opened the season with a 20-6 loss to Alabama and a 28-24 to another Top 25 school, East Carolina, before beating Louisiana-Monroe. That's not bad. Right now, with all due respect, Alabama and East Carolina would likely throttle Army.
Texas A&M opened the season with a horrible 18-14 loss to, before beating New Mexico 28-22. The Aggies lost to Miami (Fla.) 41-23 last week.Still, Texas A&M is bigger, stronger and faster than Army, presenting all kinds of match-up problems. Before the season a road split seemed possible and let's hope Army can pull off at least a road split and save the season. But many fans thought entering the season Army would win at least two of three at home to start the season.
Temple, New Hampshire and Akron outscored the Black Knights 85-20. The only thing Army fans can hope for is that the Black Knights come out playing spirited on the road in College Station. Let's hope some time away from West Point is what the struggling Black Knights need.
Extra points: Just like Army, Texas A&M is facing some turmoil. Many fans are unhappy with Mike Sherman's 1-2 start. The Aggies may also be facing a quarterback controversy. Quarterback Jerrod Johnson, who replaced last year's starter, Stephen McGee, is struggling. McGee could get the start against Army ........ Just two years ago, Army almost upset a better Texas A&M team, falling 28-24 in San Antonio. Texas A&M needed a last-second goal-line stand to pull out the win. Jorvorskie Lane who rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns in the game, has been moved from tailback to fullback by Sherman ........ Army is 4-23 on the road over the last five years. The Black Knights went 0-6 away from Michie in 2007 and were outscored 191-84 in those games ......... Matt McIntosh, the younger brother of quarterback Paul McIntosh, who left Army earlier this month, has taken over as starting quarterback at Evansville Reitz (Ill.) High. One of Matt's favorite receivers is his brother, Ryan ........ Eric Wilde, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward, of Crystal Lake South (Ill.) High has committed to play basketball for Army next year. He averaged 10.7 points last year and hit 51 3-pointers. Northeastern, American, Lafayette, Ball State and NAIA Indiana Wesleyan were also interested in Wilde.
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