Head to head: Army vs. Buffalo

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

Army
AREA
Buffalo
COMMENTS
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Army rushing offense
vs.
Buffalo rushing defense
EVEN  
Army has worked its way to Navyish rushing statistics. They are now 10th in the nation in rushing (242 yds per game). Buffalo, led by linebacker Justin Winters, has a solid rushing defense and has surrendered only 115 yards a game.  
EVEN  
Army passing offense
vs.
Buffalo passing defense
EVEN  
Bufallo has an atrocious passing defense and allows almost 280 yards a game through the air. Unfortunately for Army the Cadets don't put it in the air much. If Army falls behind they might want to consider giving Carson Williams a couple of series.  
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Buffalo rushing offense
vs.
Army rushing defense
EVEN  
Bulls running back James Starks averages over 100 yards per game rushing. He rushed for 130 yards in last Saturday's overtime loss to Western Michigan. Army's rushing defense is led by linebacker Frank Scappaticci and defensive end Josh McNary.  
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Buffalo passing offense
vs.
Army passing defense
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Buffalo is 32nd nationally in passing offense. Drew Willy leads the Bulls passing attack and has completed 122 of 199 passes for 1,456 yards and 12 touchdowns. Army is 44th nationally in passing defense.  
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Special Teams
 
Buffalo's A.J. Principe has made 3 of 6 field goals on the season. Matthew Campbell is 5 of 5 so far this season. Most of the other special teams categories are fairly even. Slight Army edge here.  
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Coaching
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Army's Stan Brock is 5-13 in his second season at Army. Buffalo's Turner Gill is 9-21 in his third season with the Bulls.  

Prediction:
Buffalo 10
Army 17


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