Future Opponent Recap: Week 6

Opponents Record: 3-3
My Picks: 3-3
Well, we had an interesting week of football, let’s jump into how Army’s future opponents looked.

San Jose State

The score doesn’t tell you the full story in this one.
The third quarter was INSANE. SJSU was left for dead at halftime after Colorado State jumped out to a 28-0 lead. But QB Josh Love and Tre Hartley would lead the SJSU offense and got them back into the game.
In a Seven minute span, the score went from 28-0 to 28-28, Love and Hartley connected twice for touchdowns. The ensuing kickoff caused CSU to start at their own two-yard line and on the first play of the drive, SJSU forced a safety to go up 30-28.
This was a game of runs. Colorado State scored the first 28 points, then SJSU scored 30 unanswered; so it’s only logical that the Rams pulled away late scoring the last 14 points.
Josh Love looked pretty good until the fourth quarter, finishing 17-40 for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and two picks. His first interception was a pick-six to give CSU a 42-30 lead. On the next drive, he threw another one to seal the game for the Rams.

Miami (OH)

If it weren’t for Air Force thumping Navy, this would be my surprise of the day.
At the end of the first, it was 14-10 Miami (OH) and it felt like we had a close game on our hands.
Akron scored on a scoop and score, returning a fumbled punt return 46 yards to go up 17-14.
After that, it was all RedHawks all the time, scoring 27 unanswered points. They capped off the win with a scoop and score from one yard out late in the fourth.
Miami’s defense shut down Kato Nelson, they forced him to throw three interceptions and held him to one touchdown pass.

Eastern Michigan

So, just reading the box score, you might say, “dang EMU dropped another one-possession game”, but it was a ten point game until EMU scored with 20 seconds left. Either way, it’s another close loss for the Eagles as their losing streak grows to four.
EMU took a 17-14 lead into the fourth quarter and that’s when the Broncos turned it on.
Two touchdowns in five minutes gave WMU a ten point lead. EMU drove down the field and was forced to attempt a field goal with 3:26 left in the game. Kicker Chad Ryland missed it and the deficit stayed at ten. If they got that then the late touchdown would have tied it back up.

Colgate

The #20 Raiders extended their win streak to ten and improved to 5-0 on the season with a conference win over Bucknell.
Colgate’s offense had nearly 500 yards of total offense and their defense held Bucknell to 199 yards of total offense.
*THIS IS ARMY’S TRAP GAME*
The Army game is Colgate’s last game of the year and they might be sitting at a perfect 9-0 when they come to West Point. It is also Army’s last game before the Army/Navy game. Army will win, but don’t be surprised if at half Colgate is hanging around.

Air Force/Navy

 
Well, I didn’t see this one coming…
Air Force started Donald Hammond III at QB and late in the first quarter, he was knocked out by a Navy LB.
Hammond should not have been allowed to come back into the game, yet, he did.
Once he did the Air Force offense dominated, racking up 399 total yards and 35 points.
Hammond finished with three rushing and one passing touchdown.
The biggest thing I took from this game is that Navy needs to end the Malcolm Perry at QB experiment, sure it worked for a few games but he looked like he’s never played QB before in that game.
For an offense that runs triple option to have no option besides a QB keep or b-back dive, it isn’t good. There is no option football happening for the Mids and it showed; they had 178 *TOTAL* yards.
The offense looked awful and I wasn’t the only one for picked up on it.
Former Navy star Keenan Reynolds took notice of how bad they looked.

Whenever I say that Perry isn’t working out at QB I get called a “jealous Army fan” by Navy fans, I’m not jealous of 178 yards of total offense. Maybe this will wake the Mids up.
It’s time for Garrett Lewis at QB, Navy.

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