Army Eastern Michigan Game Notes

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Army has available their game notes for Eastern Michigan.

Eastern Michigan's notes are here.

The pressure is on for Eastern Michigan. The Eagles are currently awash in a 3 game losing streak with their upcoming game at West Point being their third straight road game.

Eastern Michigan hasn't won since September - those two wins coming against Rutgers and Charlotte. The Eagles' record of 2-3 leaves them looking for answers, but in terms of what to expect... I expect to see all the things that they do that has been successful to this point:

Eastern loves the post corner 'X' pick play in the red zone.
Eastern has a tendency to pooch punt with their QB.
Considering their 50% effectiveness on 4th down conversions it seems like the Eagles have a lot of success on their 4th down plays. How many teams can you recall that have a QB who leads the team in punting average?
Those tactics may manifest from an offense that converts only 28% of 3rd downs.
On the other side of the ball - Eastern Michigan averages 5.4 three-and-outs per game. Needless to say, unless they are +6 turnovers Army can't afford to go three-and-out 5 times.
There have been a lot of back shoulder throws where the receiver has the opportunity to turn his body on the defender and attack the ball for a completion.
The Eagles have played every game within a touchdown this year. - their three losses come by a combined 16 points.

It's a home game, the Eagles win-loss record looks less than impressive, and Eastern has pretty much been a patsy for as far back as I can remember. Add in EMU's field position gamesmanship, and their surprisingly stingy defense this one may end up being the trap game that I thought Rice would be.



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