Good Bad and Ugly: Liberty

Army extended its winning streak at Michie Stadium to eight games with a 38-14 victory over Liberty Saturday.

The Black Knights, who led 24-0 early in the third quarter, rushed for 449 yards to even its record at 1-1.

Here’s an online exclusive of the Good, Bad and Ugly:

Good
Cooper makes impact: Coaches have talked about sophomore running back Fred Cooper as a breakout player this season. Cooper certainly looked the part in his season debut. He ran hard, fast and physical. Cooper finished with 81 yards on just 10 carries. He missed Army’s season opener with turf toe.

Woolfolk’s double: Senior fullback Darnell Woolfolk recorded the seventh multiple touchdown game of his career. Woolfolk scored touchdowns No. 24 and 25 to move into ninth place on Army’s all-time list.

Salyers connects: Sophomore Landon Salyers, who missed both of his field goal attempts last week, made his first field goal from 42 yards out as time expired in the first half.

Bad

Liberty ejections: File this one under Something You Don’t See Every Saturday. Liberty punter Aidan Alves was flagged from targeting punt return Mike Reynolds and disqualified from the game. Liberty defensive lineman Austin Lewis was ejected in the fourth quarter for targeting quarterback Kelvin Hopkins after he pitched the football.

Ugly

Lots of Laundry: Army lost 100 yards on seven penalties in the first half. The Black Knights were called for illegal (cut) blocks three times by three different players. The cut blocking rule has changed as it is only permitted five yards from the line of scrimmage. It seems like the officials are enforcing the 10-and-2 portion of the rule, where the blocker must engage directly with the defender, closer than in the past.

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