Offense breakdown: Fordham

Army had 40 players see action on offense in its 64-6 season-opening win over Fordham Friday at Michie Stadium.

Senior offensive lineman Josh Boylan played the most snaps (34). Boylan opened the game at left guard and shifted to center when backup quarterback Kelvin Hopkins entered the game in the third quarter.

Senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw’s third-career, season-opening start lasted 26 snaps. Bradshaw played the first series of the second half before he was replaced by Hopkins with the game in hand.

Sophomore Jaxson Deaton started ahead of senior Mike Houghton at right guard. Houghton, who battled injury in the preseason, played just eight snaps in the first quarter. He also played on the line for extra points.

Nine freshmen made their college debuts including wide Cam Harrison, who made his first start. Slotbacks Zack Boobas, Fred Cooper, Dominic Distefano, Artice Hobbs and T.J. Wisham, fullback Sandon McCoy, wide receiver Kevin Waites and center Peyton Reeder also contributed.

Underclassmen making their college debut were: Hopkins, a sophomore; sophomore guard Jake Baumert; sophomore guard Liam McCarthy; sophomore guard Jack Sides; sophomore offensive lineman Cooper Simpson; sophomore tight end Michel Toure and sophomore tackle Noah Utley

Rushing yards by quarter: First quarter – 188 yards; Second quarter – 71; Third quarter – 119; Fourth quarter – 135.

Possessions – 10. Touchdowns – 8. Turnovers- 1. Punts – 0. Three-and-outs – 0. Drives of seven of more plays – 4. Longest drive – 9 plays, 68 yards, 6 minutes, 10 seconds, fourth quarter, touchdown (12-yard TD, Zack Boobas).

Third-down conversions: 4-for-5. Fourth-down conversions: 0-for-0.


Darnell Woolfolk, 39 yards, first quarter (1st of season, 9th career)
John Trainor, 13 yards, first quarter (1st of season, 3rd career)
Ahmad Bradshaw, 1 yard, first quarter (1st season, 14th career)
Bradshaw, 71 yards, second quarter (2nd of season, 15th career)
Andy Davidson, 1 yard, third quarter (1st of season, 13 career)
Fred Cooper 5 yards, third quarter (1st of season, 1st career)
Artice Hobbs 18 yards, fourth quarter (1st of season, 1st career)
Zack Boobas 12 yards, fourth quarter (1st of season, 1st career).
Special teams
Jalen Sharp 75 yards (fumble), second quarter (1st of season, 1st career)

Kicking: Blake Wilson 4-for-4 extra points, 30-yard field goal, made; John Abercrombie 2-for-2 extra points; Landon Salyers 1-for-1 extra points; David Cooper 0-for-1 extra points.

Negative-yardage plays: 0.

20+ yard plays: 7. Ahmad Bradshaw (71 yards, run, 40 yards, run, 37 yards, run); Darnell Woolfolk (39 yards, run); Calen Holt (30 yards, run); Connor Slomka (29 yards, run); Jordan Asberry (22 yards, run).

Triple-option distribution:  Fullbacks (Darnell Woolfolk, Andy Davidson, Connor Slomka, Calen Holt, Sandon McCoy) 24 carries, 208 yards, 1 TD; Quarterbacks (Ahmad Bradshaw, Kelvin Hopkins, Luke Langdon) 13 carries, 191 yards, 2 TDs;  Slotbacks (Jordan Asberry, John Trainor, Fred Cooper, Artice Hobbs, T.J. Wisham, Dominic Distefano, Zack Boobas) 10 carries, 114 yards, 4 TDs.

Here’s a breakdown of the snaps (47 plays as charted off DVR):

*LG-C Josh Boylan (34 snaps): opened game at left guard and switched to center when second-string quarterback Kelvin Hopkins entered; third career start
*LT Rick Kurz (28 snaps): 18th career start
*SB Jordan Asberry (27 snaps): 2 carries, 23 yards, 13th career start
*QB Ahmad Bradshaw (26 snaps): 9 carries, career-high 177 yards, 2 TD, 0-for-2 passing, three straight season-opening start, 20th career start
*C Bryce Holland (26 snaps): 16th career start
*RT Brett Toth (26 snaps): 16th career start
*SB John Trainor (26 snaps): 1 carry, 13 yards, TD; 2 targets, 12th career start
*WR Jermaine Adams (19 snaps): fourth career start
*RG Jaxson Deaton (19 snaps): third career start
*FB Darnell Woolfolk (19 snaps): 10 carries, 95 yards, TD, fourth career start
*#WR Cam Harrison (18 snaps): first career start
G Jack Sides (15 snaps)
T Noah Utley (15 snaps)
QB Luke Langdon (14 snaps): 1 carry, 7 yards
TE Quinten Parker (14 snaps)
G Ethan Palelei (14 snaps)
T Austin Schuffert (14 snaps)
WR Glen Coates (13 snaps)
#C Peyton Reeder (12 snaps)
TE Zach Saum (12 snaps)
#SB Fred Cooper (10 snaps): 2 carries, 15 yards, TD
#SB Artice Hobbs (10 snaps): 1 carry, 18 yards, TD
#WR Kevin Waites (10 snaps)
FB Andy Davidson (9 snaps): 4 carries, 20 yards, TD
#SB Dominic Distefano (9 snaps): 1 carry, 10 yards
QB Kelvin Hopkins (9 snaps): 3 carries, 7 yards
#FB Sandon McCoy (9 snaps): 4 carries, 16 yards
T Jeff Panara (9 snaps)
#SB T.J. Wisham (9 snaps): 1 carry, 12 yards
RG Mike Houghton (8 snaps)
FB Connor Slomka (7 snaps): 3 carries, 38 yards
TE Michel Toure (7 snaps)
G Connor Simpson (6 snaps)
T Josh Rea (6 snaps)
G Jake Baumert (5 snaps)
WR Chris Gregg (5 snaps)
FB Calen Holt (5 snaps): 3 carries, 39 yards
SB Donovan Franklin (4 snaps)
G Liam McCarthy (4 snaps)
#SB Zack Boobas (3 snaps): 2 carries, 23 yards, TD
* – starter
# – freshman

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