College Football Preview: Western Kentucky at Army

Army and WKU logos

Western Kentucky faces Army on Saturday at Michie Stadium. AcademyWars.com previews this college football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Western Kentucky

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/02 TN Martin W 59-21 Home
09/11 Army 11:30 am Away
09/25 Indiana 8:00 pm Home
10/02 Michigan St 7:30 pm Away
10/09 TX-San Ant 7:00 pm Home
10/16 Old Dominion 3:30 pm Away
10/23 Florida Intl 7:00 pm Away
10/30 Charlotte 4:00 pm Home
11/06 Middle Tenn 3:30 pm Home
11/13 Rice 2:00 pm Away
11/20 Fla Atlantic 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Marshall 3:30 pm Away

Army

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Georgia State W 43-10 Away
09/11 W Kentucky 11:30 am Home
09/18 Connecticut 12:00 pm Home
09/25 Miami (OH) 12:00 pm Home
10/02 Ball State 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Wisconsin 1:00 pm Away
10/23 Wake Forest 12:00 pm Home
11/06 Air Force 11:30 am Neutral
11/13 Bucknell 12:00 pm Home
11/20 U Mass 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Liberty 12:00 pm Away
12/11 Navy 3:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Western Kentucky Army
ESPN FPI 88 65
Sagarin 93 94
Massey Composite 94 41
PiRate Ratings 117 52

Key Stats

Stat (per game) WKU Army
Points 59.0 43.0
Points Allowed 21.0 10.0
Total YDS 587.0 356.0
Pass YDS 478.0 98.0
Rush YDS 109.0 258.0
Total YDS Allowed 396.0 177.0
Pass YDS Allowed 195.0 129.0
Rush YDS Allowed 201.0 48.0
3rd Down Conv % 66.7 62.5
3rd Down Conv DEF % 52.6 40.0
Turnover Margin 1.00 2.00

Injuries

Western Kentucky

[RB] 09/06/2019 – Jakairi Moses is out for season ( Knee )
[TE] 09/06/2021 – Joshua Simon is “?” Saturday vs Army ( Knee )

Army

[QB] 09/04/2021 – Tyhier Tyler is probable Saturday vs Western Kentucky ( Ankle )

Source: statfox.com

Comments

Western Kentucky trounced UT Martin in their opener last weekend. The Hilltoppers quarterback is Bailey Zappe, a fifth-year transfer from Houston Baptist. In the opener, he completed 28 of 35 passes for 424 yards, 7 touchdowns, and an interception. He looks like a dangerous one. Army needs to limit Zappe’s opportunities with good defense and optimal triple-option success.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Army 35, Western Kentucky 24

Saturday’s game kicks off at 11:30 AM ET. You can watch this college football game on the CBS Sports Network.