Penn St. Nittany Lions (3-1; 1-0 Big Ten) vs Army Black Knights (1-3)
12 p.m. ET, October 3, 2015--BTN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,282 / University Park, PA)
Difference >25 in National Rank =
Difference >50 in National Rank =
Difference >75 in National Rank =
Difference >100 in National Rank =
Note: The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
Quick thoughts: There's a lot of pushes on there, as the strength of Army's offense (the run) matches up with the strength of Penn State's defense--but Army's strength may be in numbers and not necessarily finesse or actual skill.
Some numbers that stand out to me are, of course, the kickoff return ranking that dropped like a rock due to the give up of a 100 yard return TD, and the slow and steady improvement of the offensive numbers--except for third down conversions, which are still abysmal.
What do you guys think?