Jeff Monken was genuinely upset with his team’s play despite leading Morgan State 29-3 at halftime.
Army scored two touchdowns in the final 2:45 of the first half to separate from the Bears.
Army’s offensive line and fullbacks appeared to have received Monken’s halftime message of blocking better and running harder on the interior. Fullbacks Andy Davidson, Darnell Woolfolk and Cole Macek combined for 220 yards on 20 carries in the second half.
Believe it was the first time in Army history that three fullbacks (Davidson, Woolfolk and Macek) had 100 or more rushing yards in the same game.
100-yard rushing games this season: Andy Davidson 5; Ahmad Bradshaw 2; Cole Macek 2; Darnell Woolfolk 1.
Army scored 60 points or more for the third time this season. Only Ohio State and Louisville have had three 60-point games in 2016.
Blake Wilson’s 47-yard field goal was a confidence booster for the junior kicker. But, Army continues to have blunders in the kicking game that can’t happen on Dec. 10 if the Black Knights expect to beat Navy. Malik McGue fumbled two punt returns. He probably should have called for a fair catch on the first one. Yes, Army does coach its punt returners to make fair catches…Scott Flanick’s snap on a extra point sailed over Wilson’s head and the attempt failed. Jermaine Adams had a 10-yard punt.
Don’t think Army wanted to take a delay-of-game penalty on Adams’ first punt. But, it worked out for the best as Adams’ punt was downed at Morgan State’s 2 by Kell Walker after Rhyan England kept the ball from going into the end zone.
Jeremy Timpf’s 10 tackles Saturday leave the senior linebacker three shy of becoming Army’s 11th player with 300 or more career tackles.
Army’s career tackle list: 1. Mike McElrath (1989-92) 436; 2. Jim Gentile (1981-84) 376; 3. John Hillard (1976-79) 366; 4. Kevin Czarnecki (1991-93) 352; 5. Greg Washington (2001-04) 334; 6. Mike Williams (1980-82) 333; 7. Brian Zickefoose (1999-2001) 327; 8. Ryan Kent (2001-03) 325; 9. Caleb Campbell (2004-07) 307; 10. Jason Frazier (1999-2002) 306; 11. Jeremy Timpf (2014-current) 297; 26. Andrew King (2013-16) 245.
Senior linebacker Andrew King recorded his 14th career sack with a third-quarter takedown of Morgan State quarterback Chris Andrews. King is now No. 2 on Army’s all-time sack list behind Josh McNary (28).
Army’s six sacks against Morgan State increased the Black Knights’ season total to 23. It’s Army’s highest sack total since 24 in 2010. McNary accounted for 10 of the 24 that year. Alex Aukerman leads Army with 5.5 sacks. Four players have three sack or more – King (5); Kenneth Brinson (4); James Nachtigal (3.5) and John Voit (3).
Sophomore linebacker Jarrod Jones made the tackles on Army’s first three kickoffs of the game. Jones entered the game with one tackle on special teams.
Don’t know if it was necessary for Army to score the game’s final touchdown with 43 seconds.