Head to head: Army vs. Air Force

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

Army
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Air Force
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Army rushing offense
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Air Force rushing defense
 
Army's No. 8 nationally in rushing offense. Black Knight fullback Collin Mooney is averaging 109 yards rushing per game and has 875 for the season. Air Force is 66th in the nation in rushing defense and allows 140 yards a game.  
 
Army passing offense
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Air Force passing defense
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Army is dead last nationally in the passing department but who cares? They do fine keeping it on the ground. Air Force has a good passing defense and is allowing just 165 yards a game. Jameson Carter is Army's top receiver. He has 7 catches for the season.  
 
Air Force rushing offense
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Army rushing defense
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The Falcons boast a solid rushing offense and are picking up close to 291 yards a game. The Black Knight defense has been solid at stopping the run this season. They are allowing just 117 yards a game. Army linebacker Stephen Anderson had 10 tackles in last week's win over Louisiana Tech. Kyle Lumpkin (384 yards) is the Falcon's top ground gainer. In Navy's game with AFA they limited Air Force to just 227 yards on the ground. If Army can keep them to 200 or less they would have a good chance to win.  
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Air Force passing offense
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Army passing defense
 
The Falcons, like the Cadets, pass very little. Air Force is 117th nationally in passing offense. The Falcons attempted three passes and completed one in their recent 22-10 win over New Mexico. However, the week before he completed 6 of 7 passes for 162 yards against UNLV so he can't be overlooked. Army has limited their opponents to just 187 yards a game.  
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Special Teams
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Air Force's Ryan Harrison is a fantastic kicker and has make 16 of 18 attempts this season. However, the fact that he has had to attempt 18 makes one wonder about the Falcon offense. Army's Matt Campbell is also solid and has connected on 7 of 10 attempts. The rest of Army and Air Force's special teams are decent but the Falcons are suspect in kickoff returns (115th nationally).  
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Coaching
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Army head coach Stan Brock is 6-14 in his second season at West Point. The Black Knights have won 3 of their last 4 games. Air Force's Troy Calhoun took the Falcons to a bowl game in his first season and already has AFA bowl eligible this season.  

Prediction:
Air Force 17
Army 14


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