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Defense breakdown: UTEP

Junior linebacker Kenneth Brinson, junior safety Max Regan and junior cornerback Michael Reynolds played all 55 defensive snaps in Army’s 35-21 win over UTEP Saturday. Army allowed a 100-yard rusher (Quardraiz Wadley, 156 yards) for the third straight game. The Black Knights improved to 3-0 when their defense does not allow a second-half point this [...]

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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 [...]

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Tuesday press conference/practice takeaways: Rice

Army could be getting starting fullback Darnell Woolfolk back soon. Coach Jeff Monken said that Woolfolk, who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, could return Saturday at Rice but Army’s next game – against Eastern Michigan Oct. 14 at home – may be more realistic. A realistic return for senior safety [...]

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Weekly passing blog: Monken explains why Army threw pass up 21 in fourth quarter

The play call was puzzling, considering the score and the time remaining. Army led UTEP 35-14 with the ball at the Miners’ 45 and 5:30 left. Junior Luke Langdon, Army’s second-string quarterback, dropped back to pass on 2nd-and-8. ┬áCam Harrison, the primary receiver on the play, was covered. So, Langdon looked to his secondary receiver, [...]

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Knight Cap: UTEP

It wasn’t textbook but Army improved to 3-0 at home with a 35-21 victory over winless UTEP. Army (3-2) rushed for 353 yards and quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw completed 3-of-5 passes for 80 yards including a 42-yard touchdown to Jordan Asberry.  

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Pregame blog: UTEP

Army nose tackle Andrew McLean said Tulane’s 19-yard game-winning drive in the fourth quarter against the Black Knights’ defense will serve as, “more motivation for the future.” “We were just disappointed that we couldn’t get the job done,” McLean said. Junior fullback Darnell Woolfolk (knee), senior safety Rhyan England (knee) and senior slotback John Trainor [...]

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Prediction time: UTEP

Army coach Jeff Monken downplayed his team’s position as a heavy home favorite against winless UTEP Saturday. Monken said his team has no margin for error and must play fundamentally sound to defeat the Miners. Truth of the matter is UTEP is one of the worst teams in Division I-A or the Football Bowl Subdivision. [...]

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Recruiting: UTEP game visitors (Updated)

Minisink Valley long snapper Austin Sullivan played youth football games at West Point’s Shea Stadium but Saturday was the junior’s first time attending an Army football game. Sullivan, who is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, watched the Black Knights defeat UTEP 35-24. He is rated the 4th-best long snapper in the Class of 2019 by Kohl’s [...]

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Defense breakdown: Tulane

Junior linebacker Kenneth Brinson, junior safety James Gibson and junior cornerback Mike Reynolds played all 52 defensive snaps in a 21-17 loss at Tulane last week. Sophomore safety Jaylon McClinton was limited to 28 plays due to a foot injury. McClinton didn’t start and played in mostly nickel packages. Junior linebacker James Nachtigal and junior [...]

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Offense breakdown: Tulane

Starting tackles Rick Kurz and Brett Toth played all 74 offensive snaps in a 21-17 loss to Tulane Saturday. Fullbacks Andy Davidson, Calen Holt and Connor Slomka ran the ball a combined 47 times, accounting for 68.1 percent of Army’s 69 carries. Army operated six of 74 plays from the shotgun. The Black Knights didn’t [...]

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    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. Read Full
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