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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He’ll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

November 21 practice blog

Army practices generally finish with coach Jeff Monken speaking with the players before they break down for quick meetings with their position groups. On Tuesday, players lined up for sprints following a brief talk from Monken as the Black Knights practiced following a 52-49 loss at North Texas Saturday. Junior defensive lineman Wunmi Oyetuga said [...]

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Quick thoughts: North Texas

What a wild game. North Texas’ 52 points were the most points allowed by Army since a 52-24 loss at Western Kentucky on Nov. 15, 2014. Army’s 49 points tied its season high against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent. The Black Knights had allowed 16 points total in their previous two games. The combined 101 [...]

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Postgame reaction (North Texas): Ahmad Bradshaw, Darnell Woolfolk

Army were defeated for the first time in 55 days as the Black Knights’ six-game winning streak ended with a 52-49 loss at North Texas. Ahmad Bradshaw and Darnell Woolfolk combined for 364 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Bradshaw set an academy rushing record as he gained 244 yards for a single-season mark of 1,472 [...]

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Postgame reaction (North Texas): Jeff Monken

Jeff Monken said he was “embarrassed” with his team’s execution or lack thereof after Army’s 52-49 loss at North Texas Saturday. Monken accepted blame for, “too many mental errors” as the Black Knights had their six-game winning streak snapped. Here are Monken’s comments from a phone interview: Opening statement and team’s miscues “A ton of [...]

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Pregame blog: North Texas

Brett Toth and Army are riding a six-game winning streak with a legitimate chance for a double-digit victory season. Toth is not looking ahead to Army’s Dec. 9 matchup against Navy, which will determine the Commander in Chief Trophy winner. The senior tackle respects North Texas, its next opponent. “It’s amazing coming in here being [...]

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Prediction time: North Texas

Army is a 2.5-point road underdog at North Texas Saturday. The Black Knights’ six straight wins are currently tied for fifth longest FBS active streak. North Texas (7-2), playing its final game at Apogee Stadium this season,  is 5-0 at home. The Black Knights were an 18-point favorite when North Texas won 35-18 at Michie [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: North Texas Week

Army sophomore linebacker Cole Christiansen was named to the Pro Football Focus College Football national team of the week Tuesday. Christiansen, who tied his career high with 10 tackles in a 21-16 win over Duke Saturday, graded out as the third-best linebacker in Week 11. He received a grade of 91.5 behind only West Virginia’s [...]

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Polls (Week 12): Army still receiving votes

After Army coach Jeff Monken completed his press conference following a 21-16 win over Duke, I asked Monken if he would be voting for his team in the Coaches Poll. “You think we are one of the 25 best teams in the country?” said Monken, who started voting this season. “You are delusional. There are [...]

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Postgame Duke: Players/Jeff Monken

Senior captain John Voit walked into Army’s press conference, located his seat and said, “I get to sit next to the star.” Voit was referring to sophomore cornerback Elijah Riley, who had five tackles, an interception and 1.5 sacks in Army’s 21-16 win over Duke. Voit and Riley were joined in the postgame briefing by [...]

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KnightCap: Duke

Army checked off the team’s No. 2 goal of the season Saturday, defeating Duke 21-16 to finish undefeated (6-0) at home for the first time since 1996. The Black Knights equaled its 2016 win total with its eighth victory. It’s the first time that Army has won eight or more games in back-to-back seasons since [...]

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