Oct. 8, 2011
Final Stats |
Army entered the season with six straight wins on its opponents' home fields, but have lost three straight road games this season.
Miami took its third straight win in the all-time series and now leads 3-2.
Army is 8-11 since 2005 versus the MAC. Three of Army's four losses this season have come on the road at MAC foes.
Army led 28-21 at the end of the third quarter, snapping a five-game winning streak when entering the final period with a lead.
Army ran for 326 yards, its sixth straight 300-yard game. It is the longest streak since the 1996 team ran for 300 yards in the first eight games.
Army's 21 points in the first two quarters marked the third straight half the Black Knights posted at least 21 points.
Junior QB Trent Steelman made his 31st straight start on Saturday, breaking the Academy record for consecutive starts by a quarterback. Steelman has started every game since arriving at West Point.
Sophomore RB Raymond Maples ran for 111 yards, his third straight 100-yard rushing game. Army has had at least one 100-yard rusher in five straight games.
Steelman ran for a pair of touchdowns to run his career total to 27 rushing scores. He moved past 1945 Heisman Trophy winner Felix "Doc Blanchard" for fifth place all-time at West Point.
Steelman has rushed for 11 touchdowns this season, tying his total from last season, which ranks second on the Army list for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.
Steelman now has accounted for a rushing touchdown and a passing score in the same game five times during his career.
Steelman moved into fourth place tie on Army's career touchdowns responsible for list. Steelman has accounted for 39 rushing and passing touchdowns, passing Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Mike Mayweather.
Steelman moved into 10th placed on Army's all-time rushing list with 1,963 yards.
Junior SB Malcolm Brown's 45-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was Army's longest passing play of the season and tied the longest of Brown's career. He also had a 45-yard reception against Navy last season.
Junior OL Will Wilson made his first career start at right guard. Wilson had started three times this season at center. Last week's starter at right guard, Robert Kava, started at right tackle.
Senior LB Steven Erzinger made his 31st consecutive start. Erzinger is tied with QB Trent Steelman for the team lead on the games started ledger.
Sophomore FS Thomas Holloway recorded a career-high seven tackles in the first half. He finished the game with a game-high 16 stops.
Sophomore LB Tyler Dickson forced his first career fumble, stopping the RedHawks on the goal line.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Senior PK Alex Carlton made four extra points to move into fifth place on the Army career list (72).
Freshman DB Marcus Jackson made his first career kickoff return to open the second half (13-yard return).