With the partial shutdown of the federal government, Army knows — at the least — it's playing the final two games of October.

Now, all the Black Knights (2-4) have to do is figure out how to win them and get back on track.

Coming off a 48-27 loss last week at Boston College, the Black Knights are banged-up as they prepare to host Eastern Michigan (1-4) at Michie Stadium Saturday.

The low-flying Eagles aren't faring any better, having lost 42-14 at Buffalo a week ago in a Mid-American Conference clash. It was EMU's fourth-straight loss after a season-opening win over Howard. The Eagles have been outscored 166-51 in those setbacks against Penn State, Rutgers, Ball State, and Buffalo.