Army 0-2

Sunday, September 16, 2012

NIU's aerial attack was the difference as Army lost to Northern Illinois Saturday at Michie Stadium. Army played well on offense racking up 486 rush yards on 86 carries with their hurry-up-and-wait option offense.

The execution was there on offense and if Army's defense gets out of a few 3rd down situations they could have won the game. Instead, I sat mesmerized by Jordan Lynch's passing exhibition.

Some of those passes that extended drives were just unreal. Perfect passes catching players in stride for long gains equalized Army's advantage in time of possession and gave the Huskies enough to win the game.

It's not time for army to panic, but some of that defensive stuff needs to be shored up before they play anybody - let alone a team from the ACC.

I know Wake Forest is no Florida State, and the Demons did get worn down in the 3rd quarter by FSU's offense (who wouldn't) - but Wake Forest (2-1) will provide a real road test for the Cadets. Can Army beat Wake? Absolutely.

Can Army afford to let receivers streak down the field unchecked? No, that's been proven in Saturday's loss.

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