BSU to Face Army This Saturday
Free Press Report
MUNCIE, IN - Go Army is just that in football and Ball State Coach Pete Lembo knows any team that commits no penalties and scores on the first three possessions is very dangerous.
The Ball State-Army match up Saturday in Scheumann Stadium could be a defensive struggle given only 112 snaps in the Army Morgan State game last week where the Black Knights won 28-12.
Lembo, during his weekly media gathering, knows how well disciplined an Army team can be despite beating the Cardinals winning the last two outings since Lembo arrived.
Army's morale is high and Lembo sees good chemistry with a team that never gives up. That Go Army slogan is real when it comes to sports at West Point.
Still, the Cardinals rolled over Illinois State in the second half after a slow start last week, winning 58-21.
Senior quarterback Keith Wenning rolled up five touchdowns in the season opener. And junior wide receiver Willie Snead got 164 receiving yards on nine catches and two touchdowns.
That type of scoring attack is trouble for any Division 1 team but Army has a new quarterback, junior Angel Santiago, who hit career highs in most categories in last week's game. And the Black Knights have six of eight top rushers back from last season.
The 1 p.m. Saturday game can be seen on ESPN 3.