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Army Players to Watch

Who are the Army Players to Watch?

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Offense: Ahmad Bradshaw, Sophomore QB

In Saturday's game against Army, Wake fans can expect to see a lot of running due to Army's option offense. The quarterback in an option offense has to make reads to determine whether to give the ball to the fullback, pitch the ball to the running back, or keep the ball and run. For this reason, Army's entire offense hinges on whether or not Bradshaw makes the correct reads.  So far this season, Bradshaw has accounted for 272 of Army's 436 rushing yards, and 3 of their 4 rushing touchdowns. He is currently 10th in the NCAA in rushing yards. While he will mostly be a runner, the Deacs will also need to watch out for the play action pass. While Bradshaw has only completed 7 passes, 2 of them were for touchdowns.

Defense: Andrew King, Junior LB

Last year, Andrew King recorded 63 total tackles and 4 sacks for the Black Knights. Through 2 games this season, he already has 15 tackles, including 6 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries. He is currently  tied for 6th in the NCAA in sacks. The Black Knights, much like Syracuse, like to blitz their linebackers. Wake's offensive line didn't do a great job picking up the LB blitz last week against the Orange, so you can expect Army to come after Wolford throughout the game with similar linebacker blitzes.