POSTGAME NOTES -- ARMY VS. TULSA (11-17-07)
Army and Tulsa met for the first time on the gridiron Saturday. The teams combined for 88 points and 1,113 yards of total offense. The latter figure fell three yards shy of the Michie Stadium record for combined total offense (1116, set by Army and Tulane in 1998).
Tulsa tied the Michie Stadium record for total offense by a Black Knight opponent, finishing with 622 yards. The standard was originally set by California against Army on Sept. 29, 1973.
Army drew a crowd of 27.687 on Senior Day at Michie Stadium. Thirty-seven seniors made their final Michie Stadium appearance on Saturday. Army averaged 31,712 in its five home games this season.
Tulsa passed for 425 yards against Army on Saturday, falling 11 aerial yards shy of the Michie Stadium record by an Army opponent.
Army established season highs in points (39), total offense (491), rushing yards (163), passing yards (328) and first downs (25) on Saturday. It marked Army’s highest point total since a 62-7 defeat of VMI last October and Army’s highest point total against a school from the Football Bowl Subdivision since a 42-35 defeat of South Florida on Oct. 16, 2004. It also marked the Black Knights’ highest total offense output since Army rolled up 554 yards of total offense in a 48-29 victory over Cincinnati on Oct. 9, 2004.
The Black Knights’ total of 25 first downs marked their highest figure since registering 29 first downs against Tulane on Sept. 20, 2003.
Senior WR Jeremy Trimble, who became Army’s career receptions leader earlier this season against Central Michigan, extended his consecutive games streak with at least one reception to 21 games dating back to last year. Trimble has pulled down at least two passes in each of those 21 contests. Trimble stretched his school record career reception total to 175 with three receptions on Saturday.
Jeremy Trimble became Army’s career leader in both touchdown receptions (15) and receiving yardage (2325). Trimble surpassed the former career standard shared by Glenn Davis and Clennie Brundidge in touchdown catches and surpassed Brundidge’s former career receiving yards mark.
Jeremy Trimble moved into second place on Army’s single season receptions list with 61 catches. He stands three receptions shy of Aaron Alexander’s single season school mark of 64 set in 2003. Trimble also moved into second place on the Black Knights’ single season receiving yardage chart (907). He stands 30 receiving yards shy of the school’s single-season standard established by Mike Fahnestock in 1980.
Jeremy Trimble fell just two receptions and 19 receiving yards shy of Army’s single game records in both respective categories.
Sophomore QB Carson Williams established career highs in pass completions (28), pass attempts (36) and passing yards (328) versus Tulsa on Saturday. Williams’ previous career passing high was 201 yards established against Central Michigan earlier this year.
Carson Williams recorded the fourth highest passing day in Army history against Tulsa, throwing for 328 yards. It marked the Black Knights’ first 300-yard passing effort since Zac Dahman accomplished the feat against Hawai’i on Nov. 22, 2003.
Junior RB Tony Dace set a career high with 69 yards rushing against Tulsa on Saturday. He also equaled his career standard in rushing attempts with 14.
Senior DB Caleb Campbell registered a season-high 16 tackles against Tulsa on Saturday. It marked the second highest tackle total of Campbell’s career, the fourth double digit tackle performance of the season and the 11th of his career.
With his 16-tackle performance on Saturday, Caleb Campbell assumed the team lead in tackles for the first time this year. Following a slow start, Campbell has come on strong of late, averaging 12.3 tackles in his last four games. He has registered double digits in stops in three of those contests.
Caleb Campbell moved into 10th place on Army’s career tackles list, pushing his career figure to 304. Campbell stands two stops shy of Jason Frazier in ninth place.
Senior DT Tony Fusco registered four tackles, including two for loss, and his first quarterback sack of the season against Tulsa. Fusco now has four tackles for loss in his last three games. He owns 14 career tackles for loss and 3.5 career sacks.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES:
Senior WR Corey Anderson 26.3 yards on four kickoff returns. Anderson entered the game averaging 24.5 yards on 34 kickoff returns. Anderson took over sole possession of third place on Army’s single season kickoff return yardage list (938). He is now averaging 24.7 yards per kickoff return this season, the eighth-highest figure in school history.
Senior P-K Owen Tolson went 1-for-2 on field goal tries against Tulsa. He hit a 33-yarder in the second quarter and missed a 40-yard attempt just before halftime. He is now 7-for-13 on the season.