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Prediction time: Hawaii

The opening line of Army’s home game against undefeated Hawaii caught many by surprise. Army (1-1) was a 6.5-point home favorite over Hawaii, which has averaged 48 points in its three wins. The line dropped to as low as five points during the week. However, at the time of this writing (10:30 p.m. Friday), it’s [...]

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Defense breakdown: Liberty

Linebackers Cole Christiansen and James Nachtigal played all 60 snaps in a 38-14 home-opening win over Liberty. Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman moved outside linebacker Kenneth Brinson inside to a standing position over center in some passing situations. Brinson made five tackles after no stops in Army’s season opener at Duke. Cornerback Elijah Riley played at [...]

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Notebook: Hopkins banged up, ready to play Saturday

Jeff Monken revealed on This Week in Army Football show Thursday night that starting quarterback Kelvin Hopkins was banged up in the Black Knights’ 38-14 win over Liberty last week. Hopkins went to the sidelines and was replaced by senior Luke Langdon for two plays in the second quarter. Langdon also relieved Hopkins for a [...]

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Offense breakdown: Liberty

Offensive linemen Jaxson Deaton, Bryce Holland, JB Hunter and Austin Schuffert played all 82 offensive snaps in Army’s 38-14 victory over Liberty Saturday. Army ran 14 of its 82 plays from the shotgun. The Black Knights used an unbalanced line (three offensive lineman on one side) on 39 snaps. Milestones:┬áSenior fullback Darnell Woofolk scored his [...]

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Tuesday press conference: Hawaii week

Hawaii is one of college football’s early-season surprises. The undefeated Warriors have equaled their win total from last season and look to remain perfect Saturday when they visit Michie Stadium. Army is coming off its first victory of the season, 38-14 over Liberty Saturday, but coach Jeff Monken knows his team will have to play [...]

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Postgame (Liberty): Woolfolk, McClinton, Holt, Hopkins, Monken

Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins said the key to Army’s 38-14 win over Liberty offensively was getting the Black Knights’ fullback going early. Army fullbacks Darnell Woolfolk, Calen Holt, Connor Slomka and Andy Davidson combined for 259 in Army’s eighth straight win at Michie Stadium. “They (the fullbacks) were pushing forward,” Hopkins said. “The offensive line was [...]

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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 [...]

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Pregame blog: Liberty

Army sophomore running back participated in pregame warmups and could make his season debut. Cooper, a projected starter in the preseason, missed Army’s season opener at Duke with turf toe last week. Sophomore Cam Thomas, Army’s second-string quarterback is not on the dress list. Army is dressing senior Luke Langdon, sophomore Christian Anderson and freshmen [...]

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Prediction Time: Liberty

Army is an 8-point favorite in its home opener against Liberty Saturday.\ The line opened at 10.5 points. The Black Knights have won seven straight games at Michie Stadium. Liberty, which defeated Old Dominion 52-10 in Week One, is playing its first road game as a Football Bowl Subdivision member. Army and Liberty are meeting [...]

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Tuesday’s takeaways/notebook: Gavin King newest member of Black Knights

Army’s newest teammate broke down the huddle at the end of Tuesday’s practice. Gavin King, 10, of Ossining, signed his pledge of commitment to the Black Knights Tuesday. Army adopted King through Team Impact, a non-profit organization that connects children with serious or chronic illnesses with college teams. “Our guys are really excited just to [...]

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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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