Army at Baylor Postgame Notes (9-23-06) (PDF)
Saturday’s contest between Army and Baylor marked the fourth time the two teams have met overall, and the first time the squads have battled in Floyd Casey Stadium. Army’s 27-20 overtime victory was its first win over Baylor. The Bears now lead the all-time series, 3-1.
Saturday’s game marked Army’s second overtime contest of the season and the third overtime game in Army football history. Army’s record in overtime this season is now 2-0. Army’s all-time overtime record moves to 3-0. Army defeated Kent State Sept. 9, 2006, 17-14, in overtime. They defeated Louisville, 59-52, on Oct. 7, 1999, in double overtime.
Saturday’s overtime contest marked the third straight week that an Army game has been decided on the final play.
Army’s 27-20 victory over Baylor moves the Black Knights’ record to 2-2 on the season. It marks the first time since 1996 that Army has generated a record of .500 or better this late in the season.
Army’s 27-20 victory over Baylor is the team’s sixth win in its last nine games, dating back to last season. The Black Knights won four of their last five games last year, and have split their first four games this season.
Saturday’s game marked the 28th time that Army has played an opponent from the Big 12 Conference. Army’s win improves its all-time record versus teams that presently comprise the Big 12 Conference to 11-17.
Each of Army’s four games this season have been decided by eight points or less. Army lost to Arkansas State, 14-6, defeated Kent State, 17-14 in overtime and lost to Texas A&M, 28-24, prior to tonight’s 27-20 overtime victory over Baylor.
Army’s 27-20 victory over Baylor marks the program’s first win over a Big 12 Conference team since 1987, when the Black Knights defeated Kansas State, 41-14, in Manhattan, Kan.
Army’s 27-20 overtime win over Baylor evens Army head coach Bobby Ross’ record versus Big 12 Conference teams at 3-3.
For the second straight week, Army traveled to Texas to play a Big 12 Conference opponent. Despite playing in the Lone Star State back-to-back weeks, Saturday’s skirmish versus Baylor marked just the 14th time that Army has appeared in the state of Texas. Army’s 27-20 overtime victory over Baylor moves Army’s record to 5-9 in those contests.
Sophomore RB Wesley McMahand’s 23-yard run early in the fourth quarter marked the longest rush of his career.
Freshman RB Tony Moore’s 16-yard run early in the fourth quarter marked the longest rush of his career. Moore also notched his career-long reception, hauling in a 27-yard pass in the second quarter.
RB Wesley McMahand set career highs in rushing attempts (22) and rushing yards (93).
Junior QB David Pevoto threw his first career touchdown pass when he connected with Tony Moore on a 21-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter.
QB David Pevoto’s 27-yard completion to Tony Moore in the second quarter marked the longest completion of his career.
QB David Pevoto set a new career high with 138 yards passing.
RB Tony Moore’s 21-yard touchdown reception marked his first career receiving touchdown. Moore set new career highs in receptions (3) and receiving yards (59).
RB Tony Moore scored two touchdowns; it marked his second multiple touchdown game in four career games.
QB David Pevoto was sacked in the third quarter. It marked just the third sack given up by Army this season.
Army successfully converted fourth down attempts in the second quarter and in overtime. The Black Knights are now 5 of 5 on fourth down attempts this season.
LB Cason Shrode picked up his first sack of the season in the third quarter.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES:
Austin Miller missed two first-half field goals after starting the season 4 of 5 on field goal attempts.
Austin Miller’s 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter marked a career long.
Austin Miller set a new career high with four field goal attempts. Miller’s two made field goals ties his career high, set versus Arkansas State earlier this year.
Jeremy Trimble’s 59-yard punt return touchdown marked his first career punt return for a touchdown on just his eighth career punt return. It marked the first time since Sept. 6, 2003, that an Army player returned a punt for a touchdown (Ray Stith versus Connecticut - 63 yards).
Jeremy Trimble’s 59-yard punt return marked Army’s longest play of the season.