POSTGAME NOTES -- ARMY VS. NAVY (12-1-07)
Army and Navy battled for the 108th time on Saturday and fourth time in the city of Baltimore. With its 38-3 win, Navy now leads the all-time series by and 52-49-7. Navy became the first team in the classic rivalry to notch six consecutive victories over its arch rival.
Saturday’s Army-Navy game marked the second series edition to be played at M&T Bank Stadium. Navy captured the initial matchup 30-28 in 2000.
The Black Knights suffered their sixth straight loss to end the year. It marks the second year in a row that Army ended its season in the throes of a six-game skein.
Senior WR Jeremy Trimble, Army’s career leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches, extended his consecutive games streak with at least one reception to 21 games dating back to last year. Trimble stretched his school record career reception total to 176 with one reception on Saturday.
Sophomore QB Carson Williams moved into sixth place (207) on Army’s career completions list Saturday, hitting on 12 of 21 pass attempts versus Navy. Williams passed Jerryl Bennet (USMA ’81) on the list. Williams will enter his junior season 17 completions behind Chad Jenkins in fifth place.
Carson Williams moved into ninth place on Army’s career passing yardage list against Navy, passing Ronnie McAda (USMA ’96). Williams owns 2,347 career passing yards and stands 93 yards shy of Joe Caldwell in eighth place on Army’s career chart.
Carson Williams closed his sophomore season with 151 completions on the year, the fifth highest seasonal total in Army history. His 1,770 passing yards and 287 pass attempts this year stand sixth and fourth on Army’s respective single-season lists.
Junior RB Tony Dace made his second career start on Saturday. He posted career highs in both rushing attempts (28) and rushing yards (104). It marked the first 100-yard rushing game of his career.
Tony Dace became the first Army player to rush for at least 100 yards since Carlton Jones ran for 187 yards against Arkansas State on Nov. 19, 2005.
Army limited Navy to just 125 total yards and forced three punts in the first half, but still trailed 24-3 at intermission.
The Black Knights’ defense forced six Navy punts on the day, the highest total for the Mids all season.
Senior FS Jordan Murray registered a career-high 16 tackles in his final collegiate contest.
Junior LB John Plumstead equaled his career high with 10 tackles. It marked his third double digit tackle effort in the last four games.
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When Navy’s Reggie Campbell returned a second-quarter kickoff for a touchdown it marked the first time that an Army opponent returned a kickoff for a touchdown since Holy Cross’ Ari Confesor accomplished the feat versus the Black Knights on Sept. 7, 2002.