Offense breakdown: UTEP

Junior left tackle Rick Kurz was the only offensive player to take all 57 snaps in Army’s 35-21 win over UTEP Saturday.

Andy Davidson rushed 14 times for 100 yards on 24 snaps.

Army didn’t score in the first quarter for the third straight game. The Black Knights have only seven first-quarter points in four games against Division I-A opponents.

Jermaine Adams’ 14-yard catch in the third quarter was Army’s first reception by a wide receiver this season. Credit Dean Darling, Army radio analyst for that stat.

Offensive coordinator Brent Davis spread out Army’s offense, running about 26 plays from the traditional triple-option set. Army lined up a slotback as a slot receiver on about 20 plays. The Black Knights operated out of the shotgun seven times.

Tackles Brett Toth and Kurz sealed off the inside on Army’s first touchdown, a 32-yard run by Andy Davidson.

Milestones: Senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw moves to 16th (1,824) on Army’s all-time rushing list. Junior fullback Andy Davidson recorded his seventh 100-yard game, tied for 11th in academy history. Davidson’s 1,268 rushing yards rank 40th all-time at Army.

Rushing yards by quarter: First quarter – 37 yards; Second quarter – 142; Third quarter – 112; Fourth quarter – 62.

Possessions - 10. Touchdowns – 5. Turnovers- 1 (Interception, Luke Langdon, fourth quarter, TD). Punts – 2. Three-and-outs – 1. Drives of seven of more plays – 3. Longest drive – 12 plays, 93 yards, 7 minutes, 30 seconds, second quarter, touchdown (Calen Holt 19-yard run).

Third-down conversions: 5-of-9. Fourth-down conversions: 1-for-1.

Time of possession: Game – Army 31 minutes, 33 seconds; UTEP 28 minutes, 27 seconds. First half – UTEP 17:39; Army 12:21. First-quarter plays – UTEP 21; Army 5. First-half plays – UTEP 35; Army 21.

Average starting field position: Army 30


Andy Davidson, 32 yards, second quarter (2nd of season, 14th career)
Calen Holt, 19 yards, second quarter (1st of season, 1st career)
Connor Slomka, 3 yards, third quarter (2nd of season, 2nd career)
Connor Slomka, 13 yards, fourth quarter (3rd of season, 3rd career)
Jordan Asberry, 42 yards (from Ahmad Bradshaw), third quarter (1st receiving TD of season, 2nd of career, 7th total TD) 

20+ yard plays: 6. Jordan Asberry (42 yards, pass); Ahmad Bradshaw (42 yards, run); Andy Davidson (32 yards, run); Kell Walker (27 yards, run); Jeff Ejekam (24 yards, pass); Calen Holt (24 yards, run)

Negative-yardage plays: 2. (Kell Walker, 3 yards; Calen Holt 1 yard).

Triple-option distribution:  Fullbacks (Andy Davidson, Calen Holt, Connor Slomka) 29 carries, 198 yards, 4 TDs; Quarterback (Ahmad Bradshaw) 11 carries, 93 yards;  Slotbacks (Kell Walker, Jordan Asberry, T.J. Wisham) 10 carries, 62 yards.

Penalties: 2. Zach Saum (false start); Rick Kurz (false start)

Here’s a breakdown of the snaps (57 plays as charted off DVR):

*LT Rick Kurz (57 snaps): 22nd career start
*RT Brett Toth (56 snaps): 20th career start
*C Bryce Holland (55 snaps): 20th career start
*QB Ahmad Bradshaw (54 snaps): 11 carries, 93 yards, 3-of-5 passing, 80 yards, 1 touchdown (1st of season), 24th career start
*SB Jordan Asberry (53 snaps): 4 carries, 24 yards, 2 targets, 1 catch, 42 yards, TD, 15th career start
*SB Kell Walker (53 snaps): 5 carries, 36 yards, 1 target, 8th career start
*LG Josh Boylan (49 snaps): 7th career start
*RG Mike Houghton (38 snaps): 22nd career start
* WR Jeff Ejekam (28 snaps): 1 target, 1 catch, 24 yards, 9th career start
TE Quentin Parker (27 snaps)
*FB Andy Davidson (24 snaps): 14 carries, 100 yards, TD, 11th career start
*WR Jermaine Adams (23 snaps): 2 targets, 1 catch, 14 yards, 8th career start
RG Jaxson Deaton (19 snaps)
FB Connor Slomka (19 snaps): 10 carries, 46 yards, 2 TD
TE Zach Saum (16 snaps)
FB Calen Holt (14 snaps): 5 carries, 53 yards, TD
WR Kjetil Cline (10 snaps)
#WR Cam Harrison (9 snaps)
LG Ethan Palelei (8 snaps)
#SB Dominic Distefano (4 snaps)
#SB T.J. Wisham (4 snaps): 1 carry, 2 yards, 1 target
QB Luke Langdon (2 snaps) 0-for-1 passing, 1 interception
#C Peyton Reeder (2 snaps)
WR Christian Hayes (1 snap)
QB Kelvin Hopkins (1 snap): 0-for-1 passing
T Austin Schuffert (1 snap)
* – starter
# – freshman

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