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Giant Slayers? West Point A 4 Touchdown Underdog To Ohio State

Army football Head Coach Jeff Monken discusses his team's matchup against Ohio State on Saturday.
Army football Head Coach Jeff Monken discusses his team's matchup against Ohio State on Saturday. Photo Credit: West Point Athletics

WEST POINT, N.Y. – If the West Point football team wants to remain undefeated, they'll have to beat some of the stiffest competition yet.

The Black Knights are listed as a 30-point underdog as they travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on No. 8 Ohio State. A win against the Big Ten power would qualify as one of the biggest upsets of the season, and the most notable win for Army in recent memory.

"We are getting ready for an unbelievable opponent. As I told our team, they perhaps may be the most talented football team Army has ever faced in school history," Army Head Coach Jeff Monken said in a press conference Tuesday. "They're big, athletic fast and have multiple weapons on offense. Their defensive coordinator said that his defensive line now was better than the one he coached with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

Monken's goal is to minimize any passing situations and let the triple option offense wind down the clock while keeping Ohio State's offense off the field. They'll have to do it against a defense that will be looking to prove themselves after giving up nearly 500 yards of offense to the Oklahoma Sooners.

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