Check out the Army vs. Rice fearless prediction and game preview.
Army vs. Rice Game Preview
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
Network: CBS Sports Network
Okay, Army. So you want to play?
In one of the stunners of Week One, the Black Knights looked fantastic in a 28-13 win over Temple. The ground game worked like it was supposed to against a strong Owl D – rolling for 329 yards – the defense put the clamps down, and the +3 turnover margin helped seal what might be a program-changer. Beat Rice, and then, all of a sudden, the schedule looks more than just manageable – outside of a date at Duke – until November.
At the very least for Rice, it won’t have to worry about the Army passing game. The Owls got hit hard by Mike White and Western Kentucky in an ugly 46-14 Conference USA opener. It’s not going to get any better next week against Baylor on a short week, but first, the Rice defensive front has to figure out how to stop the Army attack from rolling at will.
But the Black Knights will keep it all going with march after march to control the clock and the tempo of the game. The Owls did an okay job defensively on third downs last week, but that’s not happening against the Army option attack that’ll be maddeningly efficient. However, the Rice offense will wake up enough this week to keep it close up until Army goes on a late, grinding march.
Army vs. Rice Prediction
Final Score: Army 27, Rice 23
Line: Army -10, o/u: 53
ATS Confidence: 5: Run to the Window – 1: Watch For Fun … 4
Must See Rating: 5: Sully – 1: Skip & Shannon Undisputed … 2