Offense breakdown: Oklahoma

Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins and Army’s starting offensive line of Jaxson Deaton, Bryce Holland, JB Hunter, Peyton Reeder and Austin Schuffert played all 87 offensive snaps in Army’s 28-21 overtime loss at Oklahoma Saturday.

Deaton received the highest blocking grade (84.0) for a guard in Week 4 from Pro Football Focus College. The junior was the first Army player this season named to PFF College’s national team of the week.

The Black Knights had success rushing the football on the perimeter. Army gained 131 yards on 20 carries on running plays to the left and 61 yards on 11 carries on running play to the right.

Junior slotback Kell Walker doubled his rushing total for the season, gaining a season-high 80 yards. Walker, who didn’t have a carry in Hawaii win in the previous game, caught all three of Army’s completions for 40 yards.

“We want to do it (get Wallker the ball) every game,” Army offensive coordinator Brent Davis said. “The week before, it just didn’t work out that way and he got the ball zero times. If you keep working, things tend to work out in your favor. He got the ball 15 times total and made some good plays for us.”

Sophomore slotback Fred Cooper did not receive a carry against Oklahoma. Cooper had a combined 16 carries in Army’s victories over Liberty and Hawaii.

The Black Knights’ 339 rushing yards were the most allowed by Oklahoma since West Virginia’s 388 on Nov. 19, 2016.

Army’s time of possession of 44 minutes and 41 seconds is not a program record but it’s nevertheless impressive against one of the nation’s best teams. The Black Knights possessed the ball for 46 minutes in their 2017 Armed Forces Bowl win over San Diego State. Army is now + 116 in plays ran through four games.

Coach Jeff Monken said when reviewing the film there was no holding on Fred Cooper’s incomplete halfback pass to Kell Walker in overtime.

Monken on the trick play call: “We had been practicing that play for a few weeks. We had been tossing the ball out there and getting on the perimeter quite a bit. He (Walker) was open. He had beaten the guy. The guy picked him up. We had some edge pressure that was unaccounted for and that forced Fred to have to throw it a little bit early.”

Milestones: Senior fullback Darnell Woofolk passed Heisman Trophy winner Felix “Doc” Blanchard on Army’s all-time rushing list. Woolfolk’s 1,671 yards rank 20th in academy history. Senior fullback Andy Davidson’s 1,646 yards are 22nd. Junior slotback Kell Walker has moved into the top 50. Walker’s 1,127 yards rank 47th just ahead of Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins (1,123).

Rushing yards by quarter: First quarter – 76 yards; Second quarter – 107; Third quarter – 83; Fourth quarter – 65; Overtime – 8.

Possessions - 8. Touchdowns – 3. Turnovers- 2. Punts – 2. Three-and-outs – 1 (Opening drive of second half). Drives of seven of more plays – 5. Longest drive – 19 plays, 85 yards, 10 minutes, 47 seconds, third quarter, touchdown (Andy Davidson 3-yard run).

Third-down conversions: 13-of-21. Fourth-down conversions: 4-for-5. Army is 13-for-15 on fourth down this season.

Time of possession: Army 44 minutes, 41 seconds; Oklahoma 15 minutes, 19 seconds.

Average starting field position: Army 23 (on 7 drives in regulation)

Touchdowns
Rushing
Connor Slomka, 1 yard, first quarter (3rd of season, 7th career)
Kelvin Hopkins, 5 yards, second quarter (4th of season/career)
Andy Davidson, 3 yards, third quarter (1st season, 18th career)

20+ yard plays: 1. Kell Walker (23 yards, run)

Negative-yardage plays: 5. (Kelvin Hopkins 3 runs, Jordan Asberry run, Kell Walker run)

Triple-option distribution:  Quarterbacks (Kelvin Hopkins) 25 carries, 102 yards, TD; Fullbacks (Darnell Woolfolk, Andy Davidson, Calen Holt, Connor Slomka, Sandon McCoy) 35 carries, 117 yards, 2 TDs; Slotbacks (Kell Walker, Jordan Asberry) 17 carries, 116 yards

Penalties: 3. False start (Fred Cooper, Cam Harrison); Unnecessary roughness (Calen Holt)

Here’s a breakdown of the snaps (87 plays as charted off replay):

*LG Jaxson Deaton (87 snaps): 9th career start
*C Bryce Holland (87 snaps): 30th career start, 30th straight start
*QB Kelvin Hopkins (87 snaps): 25 carries, 102 yards, TD, 3-for-8 passing, 40 yards, 2 interceptions, 4th career start
*RT JB Hunter (87 snaps): 4th career start
*RG Peyton Reeder (87 snaps): 3rd career start
*LT Austin Schuffert (87 snaps): 5th career start
*SB Kell Walker (82 snaps): 12 carries, 80 yards, 4 targets, 3 catches, 40 yards, 20th career start
*SB Fred Cooper (48 snaps): 2nd career start
*FB Darnell Woolfolk (43 snaps): 21 carries, 71 yards, 15th career start
*WR Cam Harrison (42 snaps): 6th career start
SB Jordan Asberry (39 snaps): 5 carries, 36 yards, 2 targets
WR Glen Coates (39 snaps): 1 carry, 4 yards, 1 target
*Kjetil Cline (35 snaps): 1st career start, 1 target
WR Christian Hayes (33 snaps): 1 target
TE Quinten Parker (23 snaps)
FB Andy Davidson (17 snaps): 5 carries, 20 yards, TD
FB Calen Holt (21 snaps): 5 carries, 16 yards
SB Artice Hobbs (5 snaps):
FB Connor Slomka (5 snaps): 3 carries, 7 yards, TD
FB Sandon McCoy (1 snap): 1 carry, 3 yards
* – starter

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