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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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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was in no mood to talk after the best game of his career. Army's quarterback overheated late in the afternoon and was inside the Black Knights locker room getting treatment.
It was somehow fitting on a day Hopkins when made San Jose State's defense look ill all afternoon.
Hopkins ran for 99 yards and a season-high three touchdowns and threw for a fourth, and Army beat San Jose State 52-3 on Saturday.
''It was a warm day out there and I think everybody got a little gassed, and he did too,'' Black Knights coach Jeff Monken said. ''So did I. I was looking for water in the middle of the third quarter. I stared to feel a little woozy in my knees.''
"We couldn't let that beat us twice," cornerback Elijah Riley said.
The Black Knights mixed in a few big scoring plays with its ground-control offense to defeat previously unbeaten Buffalo 42-13 on Saturday and get back on track toward bowl eligibility.
Riley returned a blocked field goal 80 yards for a touchdown and Kevin Hopkins threw a 25-yard touchdown to Jordan Asberry to bolster Army's triple-option offense that gained 281 yards and scored four times on the ground while running up 37:34 in time-of-possession.
"When you can get a big chunk play in there it makes it a lot easier," Army coach Jeff Monken said. "It gives you a little breathing room. You don't feel like you've got to go 16 plays, 19 plays, hammering it 3 or 4 yards all the way down the field. It's hard to do."
Army (3-2) was still able to put together four scoring drives of at least 10 plays and 74 yards, which helped to limit a Buffalo offense that had averaged 40.2 points and 428.8 yards over its first four wins.
"We knew they have an explosive offense, so we just wanted to stay on the field as much as possible," Hopkins said.
Hopkins led the Black Knights with 89 yards on 19 carries. He also completed 4 of 5 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown after being intercepted on his first attempt. Calen Holt, Connor Slomka, Darnell Woolfolk and Luke Langdon had rushing touchdowns.
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