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Prediction time: Buffalo

Jeff Monken called Saturday’s road challenge at Buffalo his team’s “biggest game of the year,” on This Week in Army Football Thursday night. Monken said the game’s importance goes beyond the fact that it’s the next one on Army’s schedule. Army has a bye next week. So, the result of the game, good or bad, [...]

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Defense breakdown: Oklahoma

Linebacker Kenneth Brinson, Cole Christiansen and James Nachtigal, defensive backs Jaylon McClinton, Max Regan and Elijah Riley and nose tackle Ray Wright played all 40 defensive snaps in Army’s 28-21 overtime loss at Oklahoma. Nachtigal recorded a sack off a delayed blitz for the second straight week. Senior cornerback Mike Reynolds took over for starter [...]

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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 [...]

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Defense breakdown: Hawaii

Linebackers Kenneth Brinson, Cole Christiansen and James Nachitgal and defensive backs Javhari Bourdeau, James Gibson, Jaylon McClinton, Max Regan and Elijah Riley made all 45 snaps in a 28-21 win over Hawaii. Army played just four reserves – defensive lineman Jacob Covington, defensive back Cameron Jones, defensive end Edriece Patterson and linebacker Joe Stephenson. Turnovers [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: Buffalo week

The news was positive on the injury front following Saturday’s game at Oklahoma. Jeff Monken reported no major injures from Army’s overtime thriller. “(Safety) Max Regan was a little dinged up,” Monken said. “He practiced some. (Safety Jaylon) McClinton was a little banged up but he practiced the whole day. There’s some bumps and bruises [...]

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Quick thoughts: Oklahoma

Army came oh so close to shocking college football Saturday. The Black Knights, a 31-point underdog, seemed destined to pull off the upset of No. 5 Oklahoma. James Nachtigal and Army’s defense kept the game tied in the fourth quarter, stuffing Trey Sermon on 4th-and-1 from the 1-yard line. The Black Knights headed to overtime [...]

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Postgame Oklahoma: Jeff Monken, Kelvin Hopkins, Kell Walker, Elijah Riley

Army played Oklahoma, the nation’s No. 5 team, to a 60-minute draw. Oklahoma, a 31-point favorite, needed overtime to outlast the Black Knights 28-21. Army coach Jeff Monken’s postgame radio comments draw national respect. “Our guys don’t flinch,” Monken said. “That’s the toughness that is a part of this program and built into the fabric [...]

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Pregame blog: Oklahoma

Kell Walker, one of Army’s game-breaking threats a year ago, is off to a quiet start in Army’s first three games. Army coaches stated in the spring and preseason their desire to Walker the ball more frequently this season. Walker has rushed just 13 times for 40 yards. The slotback did not receive a carry [...]

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Offense breakdown: Hawaii

Offensive linemen Jaxson Deaton, Bryce Holland and JB Hunter played all 76 offensive snaps in Army’s 28-21 victory over Hawaii Saturday. Sophomore slotback Fred Cooper made his first career start. Junior guard Mike Johnson, who missed the 2017 season with an ACL injury, started his first game since Nov. 5, 2016 against Air Force. Army [...]

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Prediction time: Oklahoma

Army is a 31-point road underdog at No. 5 Oklahoma Saturday night. The Black Knights are looking to end the academy’s 44-game losing streak to Associated Press ranked teams. Army’s last win over an AP-ranked team was a 14-7 victory over Air Force in 1972. Oklahoma doesn’t fall at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium often. The [...]

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