Army’s 31-17 loss to TCU Saturday marked the Black Knights’ sixth consecutive defeat at the hands of the Horned Frogs in as many seasons. TCU remains undefeated against Army (6-0) in the overall series. It is the last game scheduled between the two teams.
Coupled with last week’s defeat at Connecticut, Saturday’s loss marks the first time this season that Army has dropped consecutive decisions. It is also the second consecutive game in which the Black Knights have been held to fewer than 100 yards rushing in a game. Army was limited to 97 yards rushing at Connecticut last weekend and 86 yards on the ground versus TCU.
Army committed a season-high five turnovers in the game, losing two fumbles and throwing three interceptions. The Black Knights have committed nine turnovers in their last two contests and 15 in their last four tilts. Army has won the turnover battle just once all year.
The Black Knights have committed 24 turnovers this season after committing just 20 turnovers all of last year. Army’s turnover ratio stands at -10 on the season (24 turnovers to 14 forced).
TCU’s time of possession of 34:29 marked a season high for an Army opponent this fall. Rice held the ball for 34:12 in its 48-14 victory over the Black Knights.
TCU’s 31 consecutive points in the first half marked the second time this year that an Army opponent racked up that many points in a game against the Black Knights. Rice scored 31 consecutive points in the first half on Sept. 30, 2006.
Junior WR Corey Anderson’s 50-yard touchdown run was his second scoring run of the season on as many carries. He also scored on a 43-yard reverse against Texas A&M on Sept. 16. His two rushing TDs are the first two rushing touchdowns of his career.
Anderson’s 50-yard TD run was the longest rush from scrimmage for the Black Knights this season and rates as the longest scoring play from scrimmage as well.
Freshman QB Carson Williams recorded season-high numbers in completions (12), attempts (18) and yards (110). His 32-yard completion to WR Walter Hill also ranks as a career long for the plebe signal caller.
Freshman RB Tony Moore scored his team-leading fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Junior WR Jeremy Trimble caught three passes for 26 yards to move into a tie for fourth place on Army’s career receptions chart with 95. He stands tied with Terry Young (1965-67). His 26 yards receiving leaves him with in fourth place all-time with 1,262 career yards receiving.
Walter Hill caught three passes for 52 yards in the loss. He ranks tied for eighth all-time with Clint Dodson (1999-01). He now stands 10th on Army’s career receiving list with 901 yards.
TCU sacked Army quarterbacks four times today, marking the most sacks the Black Knights have allowed all season.
Army quarterbacks have thrown 14 interceptions and four touchdowns this season.
Junior SS Caleb Campbell notched his first interception of the season. It stands as the sixth of his career.