Cashing in

Army forced¬† season-high five turnovers in a 35-21 at Duke.¬† The Black Knights turned Duke’s first four mistakes into 28 points.
Here’s a recap of each turnover:

Stephen Anderson’s interception: Anderson, Army’s middle linebacker, stepped up, picked off a pass intended for Donovan Varner in the middle of the field and returned it 36 yards to Duke’s 3 on the game’s third play. Hard to believe but it was Anderson’s first career pick. The result: Brian Cobbs scored from three yards out on the next play. Army leads 7-0, 69 seconds into the game.

Donnie Dixon’s interception:
Dixon was in the perfect position for his first career interception. It looked like the senior was destined for the end zone but he was ruled out of bounds at Duke’s 5 after a 20-yard return. The result: Army quarterback Trent Steelman scores from 1-yard out two plays later, Army 14, Duke 0 with 5:37 left in the first quarter.

Donovan Travis’ fumble recovery: Duke wide receiver Conner Vernon was a little greedy looking for some extra yards. Army bandit Jarrett Mackey made a great hustle play from behind, knocking the ball out just before Vernon’s knee hit the ground. Travis immediately fell on it at Duke’s 34. The result: Steelman completes a 34-yard pass to freshman slotback Raymond Maples on a wheel route up the left sidelines on the next play. Army 28, Duke 7, 12:35 left in the third quarter.

Josh McNary’s fumble recovery: Duke quarterback Sean Renfree, running left, lost his grip on the ball. The ball bounced into Josh McNary’s hands at Army’s 47. The result: Steelman hits Austin Barr on a 31-yard TD on a play-action pass. Army 35, Duke 7, 6:31 left in the third quarter.

Richard King’s interception: King, a senior cornerback, picked off Renfree in the end zone. Renfree threw the pass up for grabs and King made a play on the ball for his first interception since Aug. 29, 2008. The result: King’s pick ended a Duke drive with 4:40 left in the game and Army leading 35-14.

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