Head to head: Army vs. Eastern Michigan

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

Army
AREA
Eastern Michigan
COMMENTS
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Army rushing offense
vs.
Eastern Michigan rushing defense
 
Army's onto something with this option offense. The Cadets picked up an impressive 305 yards rushing at Tulane last week. Army fullback Collin Mooney rushed for almost half of his season total of 405 yards against the Green Wave (187). Eastern Michigan's rushing defense is giving up about 184 yards with linebacker Daniel Holtzclaw being the leader.  
 
Army passing offense
vs.
Eastern Michigan passing defense
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Army passed for 43 yards last week in New Orleans. Unless Carson Williams comes in off the bench, don't look for the Black Knights to be throwing.  
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Eastern Michigan rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
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EMU has a solid rushing attack led by senior Terrence Blevins who averages about 60 yards a game. The Eagles have several other players they use and as a team average about 185 yards per game on the ground. Army's rushing defense is solid as well, giving up on average about 142 yards a game.  
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Eastern Michigan passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
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EMU has a solid passing attack and averages about 210 yards per game through the air. Their quarterback, Andy Schmitt, is very accurate. Last week against Bowling Green he completed 21 of 29 passes for 253 yards, 1 touchdown and no inerceptions. Army has a solid pass defense that's rated 53rd nationally.  
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Special Teams
 
EMU's Joe Carithers has connected on 5 of 7 field goals this season. Matthew Campbell of Army is 4 of 4 so far this season. EMU has a very poor punting game and ranks 117th out of 119 teams nationally. They also rank 107th in punt returns. Army is more solid in these categories.  
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Coaching
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Army's Stan Brock (4-13) is in his second season at Army and appears to have the Black Knights headed in the right direction. Eastern Michigan head coach Jeff Genyk is in his fifth season at the school and has a 15-37 record.  

Prediction:
Army 27
Eastern Michigan 17


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