There’s no Army football this weekend so I decided to come up with a new series. The “Future Opponent Report” will feature a mini-preview for all of the Black Knights future opponents.
Let’s get started.
San Jose State
The Spartans are currently 0-4 but might be able to get their first win this week as they take on a 1-4 Colorado State team at home.
Last week they dropped a heartbreaker to Hawaii in a game that took five overtimes.
I think SJSU QB Josh Love shows out this week but the Spartans fall just short again and drop to 0-5.
CSU 28-SJSU 24
The RedHawks have to travel to Akron to take on Kato Nelson and the Zips. Miami is 1-4, they have played four good teams this year and lost to them all. Akron is another good team and I think Nelson will rip apart the RedHawks.
Akron 35-Miami (OH) 17
DIRECTIONAL MICHIGAN MATCHUP!!!
The Eagles are taking on the Broncos of Western Michigan in Kalamazoo this week. EMU sits at 2-3 and their last two games they have lost in OT (SDSU 23-20, NIU 26-23 3OT). They have had trouble in close games all year, and if it weren’t for a penalty on Purdue late in the game, they would be 1-4.
I think this is going to be another close game for the Eagles and for that reason, I give the edge to the Broncos
WMU 31- EMU 28
The Raiders are 4-0 with a matchup against a 1-4 Bucknell team this week.
Colgate rolls and stays undefeated.
Colgate 42- Bucknell 14
The first CIC matchup of the year is finally here; The Mids travel to Colorado Springs to try and make it two straight against the Falcons.
Last years game was a thriller, Navy dominated the entire game and then in the fourth quarter, Air Force came roaring back to take the lead with 1:53 left in the game.
Zach Abey led an amazing drive and hit Tyler Carmona in the endzone with 15 seconds left in the game to win the game.
This year, the Midshipmen are 2-2 and Air Force is 1-3. In Navy’s last game they lost a heartbreaker in OT to SMU. The Falcons have lost three straight and have had three different quarterbacks take snaps for them this year.
Gone are the days of Arion Worthman at QB and if I were head coach Troy Calhoun, I would try to move him to WR or RB. Worthman is a good runner who could make plays at a different position. It’s exactly what Navy did with Zach Abey.
This will be a great game and I will definitely be watching. I think the Mids eek one out late and gets the first CIC win of the season setting up a potential winner take all Army/Navy game for the Commander-in-Chief Trophy.
Navy 31- Air Force 28
Overall Future Opponents Record: 2-4