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Pregame – Abilene Christian

Looking to bounce back after last week’s setback at Cincinnati, the Black Knights host the Wildcats of Abilene Christian.

The FCS school is 0-1 on the season, dropping their opener to UTEP 17-13.

What to watch for:

Army offense – Keep an eye out for No. 8 on offense and special teams today. Freshman quarterback Christian Parrish’s playing time may increase but not under center. Parrish lined up as a single back three times in the first half against Cincinnati last week. Parrish’s first career carry was a toss play that moved the chains on third down. “As the season goes along we will find more ways to get him opportunities to be in the game,” Monken said. Last week marked only the fifth time in the Monken era that Army attempted more than 20 passes in a game. They are 0-5 in those games over the 7 year tenure.

Army defense – After forcing two turnovers in the first quarter vs. Cincinnati, the Black Knights brought their turnover total to eight, they should improve on the total today. Army forced 15 total turnovers in 2019. 

Good things come in two’s? Jon Rhattigan had an interception and fumble recovery vs Middle Tennessee, Marquel Broughton did the same vs Louisiana-Monroe and Jabari Moore followed suit last week. So who will it be this week for the Black Knights?

West Point connection – Abilene Christian starting quarterback Peyton Mansell knows West Point. The Iowa transfer’s parents were cadet-athletes at the academy. His father Mike played hockey and his mother Kim was basketball player at West Point.

Prediction – Army should cruise this week, bouncing back after last game. Army 56 – Abilene Christian 7

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