Army Opponent Preview: Ball State

Army Opponent Preview: Ball State

The 2013 Army season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp ArmySports.com will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Ball State.

Army Opponent Preview: Ball State Previewing Army's 2013 football opponents The 2013 Army season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp ArmySports.com will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Ball State.

Opponent: Ball State

2012 record: 9-4 (6-2 MAC)

# 2012 final Sagarin: 69.71 (No. 67)

Game Date: Sep. 7, 2013

Site: Muncie, Ind.; Scheumann Stadium (22,500)

Last meeting: 2012, Ball State 30, Army 22

Head coach: Pete Lembo 15-10 (2 years at Ball State) (94-46 12 seasons overall)

Offensive starters returning: 7

Defensive starters returning: 6

Special teams starters returning: 2

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 33.62 (No. 33 in FBS) Passing yards per game: 254.00 (No. 47 in FBS) Rushing yards per game: 203.23 (No. 28 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 32.00 (No. 92 in FBS) Passing yards allowed per game: 255.31 (No. 93 in FBS) Rushing yards allowed per game: 207.08 (No. 106 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: -.23, No.76 in FBS; Sacks allowed 1.08, No. 15 in FBS. Net punting 39.28 ypp, No. 22 in FBS.

COMMENTS

Ball State looks to be strong again in 2013 with the return of most of its offensive starters including second team All-MAC quarterback Keith Wenning. Wenning has had 716 completions and 57 touchdown passes during his career. Fifth year defensive end Jonathan Newsome is also back. Last season Newsome, who earned All-MAC honors, had a career high eight tackles plus two tackles for losses in the win over Army. Nathan Ollie, a 295 pound defensive tackle who tallied nine tackles against the Black Knights a year ago, is also back.

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2013 Army Football Schedule
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Aug. 31 Morgan State
Sep. 7 Ball State
Sep. 14 Stanford
Sep. 21 Wake Forest
Sep. 28 at Louisiana Tech
Oct. 5 at Boston College
Oct. 12 Eastern Michigan
Oct. 19 at Temple
Nov. 2 at Air Force
Nov. 9 Western Kentucky
Nov. 30 at Hawai'i
Dec. 14 vs. Navy (Philadelphia)

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