Army vs. Rice Postgame Notes (PDF)
Army’s loss to Rice marked the first time the Owls have beaten the Black Knights in three meetings all-time. The overall series is tied at 1-1-1. Saturday’s game was the first time since 1995 that the two schools have met.
The loss ended Army’s home winning streak at three games, dating back to last year. The last time the Black Knights lost at Michie Stadium was Oct. 8, 2005, against Central Michigan.
Army’s loss extended the Black Knights’ losing streak against teams that currently comprise Conference USA to four games.
Army has now battled teams hailing from the state of Texas on 27 occasions. The Black Knights sport a 9-17-1 mark in those contests.
Army’s touchdown on its first possession of the game marked the third time in five games this season that the Black Knights have scored on their opening drive. Army kicked a field goal at Arkansas State and scored a touchdown against Texas A&M inside the Alamodome.
Junior QB David Pevoto’s 32-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Trimble was his longest aerial of the season. It also marked his second career TD pass and second in as many games.
Pevoto’s 2-yard TD run to open the scoring in the first quarter was his first career rushing touchdown. It marked the first time in his career that Pevoto accounted for two touchdowns in a single game.
Pevoto’s 140 yards passing established a new career high for the signal caller, surpassing his total of 138 yards in last weekend’s win at Baylor.
Junior WR Jeremy Trimble caught 6 passes for 73 yards and one touchdown to move up Army’s career receptions chart. He takes over sole possession of seventh place all-time at the Academy with 86 career catches.
Sophomore RB Tony Dace made his collegiate debut for the Black Knights in the fourth quarter, rushing for 11 yards on three carries.
Senior TE Tim Dunn registered career bests in receptions (3) and yards (26).
Sophomore WR Jamison Maehler made his collegiate debut for the Black Knights in the fourth quarter, catching two passes for 22 yards.
Senior DE Cameron Craig recorded two tackles for a loss, including one sack on Saturday. His two tackles behind the line of scrimmage give him 32 career tackles for a loss, one behind Greg Washington, who sits in third place all-time at the Academy. His sack increased his school-record total to 13.5 career sacks.
Senior LB Cason Shrode recorded a career-high 14 tackles against Rice. It also marked the most tackles in a single game by an Army player this year, topping Caleb Campbell’s 13 stops against Texas A&M inside the Alamodome on Sept. 16.
Rice’s 48 points and 457 yards of total offense stand as season highs for an Army opponent. The last time the Black Knights allowed as many as 48 points in a game was in head coach Bobby Ross’ Army debut in the 2004 season opener versus Louisville at Michie Stadium. Army lost that game, 52-21.
Rice QB Chase Clement’s five touchdown passes marked the most by an Army opponent since Tulane’s J.P. Losman tossed five TD strikes on Sept. 20, 2003.
Clement’s 299 yards passing were the most yielded by the Black Knights’ defense since James Pinkney of East Carolina threw for 285 yards on Oct. 30, 2004.
Jarett Dillard’s total of 11 catches rate as the most by an Army opponent since Hawai’i’s Chad Owens caught 14 aerials against the Black Knights on Nov. 22, 2003.
Dillard’s 171 yards receiving marked the most by an Army opponent since Louisville’s Arnold Jackson caught for 182 yards on Nov. 21, 1998, in a 35-23 victory over the Black Knights.
Dillard’s three touchdown receptions rank as the most by an Army opponent since East Carolina’s Bobby Good caught three scores on Oct. 30, 2004.