Army senior quarterback Trent Steelman shouldered the blame for his team’s 42-7 loss at San Diego Saturday.
Steelman said he made mistakes a four-straight quarterback shouldn’t make.
Steelman fumbled three exchanges from center Will Wilson in the first half and threw two interceptions. He was held to three yards on nine carries.
Sophomore running back Terry Baggett came to the defense of Steelman after the game.
“Trent played hard every single snap,” Baggett said. “That’s all I can ask him to do. Mental mistakes, we all make them. Trent is our quarterback and I’ll will stick behind him every single time. Every single time out there, I know Trent is giving his best. I know he made some mental mistakes. We all did. We are a team. He’s not the only one who messes up. We all mess up. We all have to click.”
Baggett said he felt like the offense was “one play away away on about three or four drives.” He finished Army’s only scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown run with 5:54 left in the third quarter.
“I feel like the drive that we scored a touchdown, that’s how we play,” said Baggett, who rushed for a career-high 100 yards on 13 carries. “That’s how we are supposed to play. That’s how we can play every time…One mistakes here, one mistakes there, kind of messed up our rhythm.”