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The following analysis is provided by Jim Morrision ('59) who was a wide receiver on the undefeated Army Football Team led by Pete Dawkins. Charlie Shaw ('62) was kind enough to forward this to us.
AF 14, ARMY 17: MONDAY AM QB REPORT
Please pardon the tardiness. I attended the AF game for our ’58 Undefeated Team’s 60th Reunion and traveled all day Sunday, arriving home late Sunday night. Hence the Tuesday AM QB Report.
Independent Army (7-2, Sagarin # 45) defeated Mtn. West Air Force (3-6, Sagarin #76) 17-14 in a hard-fought game on a cool, sunny, and windy day at Michie in front of an announced sell-out crowd (although there were some empty seats , possible due to the rain before KO).
With the win, Army retained the CIC Trophy in back-to-back seasons (for the first time ever), regardless of what happens vs. Navy. FYI, the current holder retains the trophy in case of 3-way ties. Since AF defeated Navy 35-7 earlier, Army will keep it for another year. HOOAH!
It was Army’s 5th straight win and 11th straight win at Michie. Seven of those 11 wins have been by 7 points or less, many decided in the last minute (and even the last play!). Army feature writer John Feinstein named the current team the Michie Miracles. For us elderly (80+ years), a better term may be the Cardiac Cadets. Probably costing us Old Farts a few precious years.
Army dominated the First Half, limiting the AF O to just 3 possessions and gaining 164 yards TO vs. AF’s 105 yards, but AF changed QBs (after an Army INT on the Goal line just before the Half) to start the 2nd Half, sparking their O. Army’s O stalled in the 2nd Half with just one long Drive which was held to a FG.
The AF O out-gained Army 201 yards to 92 yards in the 2nd Half. The AF O also out-scored Army 14-3 in the 2nd Half. That’s the 3rd straight game Army has been out-scored in the 2nd Half by a combined score of 50-31. Army is holding on for the wins thanks to the Army D and FGs by K Abercrombie.
Army is 13-0 over the last three years under HC when not having a turnover.
Army routs Eastern Michigan, clinches bowl eligibility for third straight season
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- After battling through a 2-10 season as a freshman, Jordan Asberry knows the depth of where the Army football program was when coach Jeff Monken took over in 2014.
Now bowl eligible after Saturday's rainy 37-22 win at Eastern Michigan, the senior running back should close his career in the postseason for a third straight year -- a first for the Black Knights.
"Coach Monken and the staff have turned this program around," said Asberry, who caught a touchdown and ran for another. "We worked real hard, but we didn't really see the fruit of our labor [in 2015].
"That sets the stage for finishing this year strong, but also the next season for the guys that are going to be playing next year."
Click On The Picture Below and Turn Up The Sound To Watch This Wild Ending!
Army holds on to beat Miami (Ohio) in double OT in wild, must-watch ending
In one of the wildest finishes of the college football season, Army held on to escape Miami (Ohio) in double overtime on Saturday, stopping the RedHawks' attempt at a two-point conversion for a 31-30 decision.
After Miami quarterback Gus Ragland found Luke Mayock in the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown in the game's second overtime, RedHawks coach Chuck Martin opted to go for the win instead of settle for a tying extra point.
Army reacted well and nearly sacked Ragland on a play that appeared dead, but the QB flung a desperation pass. Receiver Kenny Young made the grab and weaved through Army defenders — only to come up a couple of few yards short of the end zone.
With the victory, Army became the first FBS team this season to not complete a pass in a game. Quarterback Cam Thomas, who rushed for 137 yards, only attempted two passes, both of which went incomplete.
Miami's Ragland passed for 329 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.
The team of Pete Martin ('83), David Reichard ('89), and Gary ('66) & Georgette Droubay took honors this past weekend at the Keene's Pointe Golf Outing. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the camaraderie. We managed to get some pictures taken so Click Here to view the pictures taken. We hope to have some more of these events as the weather gets a bit more agreeable.
Caleb Brown ('04) acted as the POC for Army Footbally this past weekend at the Gator's Dockside in Ocoee. Caleb will be acting as POC again when Army plays Eastern Michigan next weekend on October 27th. I see a couple of familiar faces in the crowd and look forward to seeing more people at the Ocoee Dockside who can't make the drive to Baldwin Park. If you are interested in helping Caleb out, please let us know!
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