Miami vs Army: The running game has been dominant against everyone but Duke – coming up with 300 yards or more against everyone but Buffalo, running for 281 yards. Over the last five games, the Black Knights have scored 20 touchdowns with three or more in each game, and four or more against everyone but Oklahoma.
Can Miami University stop the run? Yeah, so far it’s been great.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
Network: CBS Sports Network
No one has been able to run for more than 188 yards, with linebackers Brad Koenig and Junior McMullen two good veterans who know how to handle themselves and should be just disciplined enough to handle themselves against what’s coming.
Miami’s big problem is against good passing teams – and that’s not Army.
The Black Knight defense can be thrown on, but it’s not just about coming up with yards. MU has to be able to control the clock with midrange, accurate passes to go on long marches – if possible.
Oklahoma – for example – might have been able to put up big yards, but it scored fast, Army went on long drives, and it shortened the game.
The RedHawks will try to grind down the game their way a bit, and that will be enough to stay alive. But Army is too efficient and too good right now.
At home, it’ll be able to do what it does, controlling the tempo from the start and going on the long scoring drive it needs to in the second half to put it away.
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