Army Postgame Notes




Sept. 14, 2013

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TEAM
The last time Army played Stanford, the Black Knights posted a 17-13 win on Sept. 22, 1979 in Stanford, Calif.

The last time Army hosted Stanford was a 21-20 Army victory on Oct. 2, 1976.

Stanford now leads the all-time series with Army 6-5.

The last time Army hosted a nationally ranked opponent was a 28-21 loss to Iowa State on Sept. 23, 2005. The Cyclones were ranked 22nd in the Associated Press poll.

The last time Army beat a nationally ranked team was a 17-14 victory opposite service academy rival No. 15 Air Force on Nov. 4, 1972.

The last time a team ranked in the top-five nationally played at Michie Stadium was the 1962 season when Army knocked off No. 3 Penn State, 9-6 on Oct. 13.

The last time Army played a team from the Pacific-12, Army almost pulled off an upset. The Black Knights were driving for the game-tying score against No. 22 Washington on Sept. 23, 1995, when time ran out in a 21-13 loss in Pullman, Wash.

The last time Army hosted a team from the Pacific-12 was in 1980 when Army defeated California 26-19 on Sept. 20, under Ed Cavanaugh.

Army head coach Rich Ellerson, now in his fifth season, faced a team from the Pacific-12 for the first time during his West Point tenure.

The last time Army faced a nationally ranked team was a 28-7 loss at Rutgers Nov. 10, 2012.


OFFENSE
Ten different players registered carries for Army, which gain 284 yards on the ground.

The last time 10 different players collected carries was opposite Rutgers on Nov. 10, 2012 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.

Army’s starting lineup remained the same for the third consecutive game.

Running back Raymond Maples now has 26 career starts, the most of anyone on the offense.

Terry Baggett established a career-long rush with a 46-yard gain.

Baggett caught his first career pass, a 16-yard reception.

A.J. Schurr rushed a career-best six times.

Edgar Poe caught his first career touchdown, a six-yard score from A.J. Schurr.
 
DEFENSE           
Sophomore Chris Carnegie made his first start of the season, at boundary corner. He has 11 career starts.

Sophomore Marcus Poling made his first career start, being announced with the starting unit at “mike” linebacker

Mike Ugenyi forced a fumble in the first half, the first of his career.

Richard Glover recovered a fumble in the first half, the second of his career

Freshman Josh Jenkins recorded his first career interception in the fourth quarter.


SPECIAL TEAMS
Daniel Grochowski kicked off five times for the second time this season. Against Stanford, Grochowski averaged 63.7 yards per kickoff.

Grochowski kicked two field goals, the fourth time in his career he kicked two in the same game.

Grochowski was successful on both of his attempts, from 39 and 48 yards.

IN ATTENDANCE
Saturday marked Army’s first sellout of the season and the first since last year’s Air Force game on Nov. 3, 2012.

Saturday’s crowd of 39,644 was the most at Michie Stadium since 2004 when 40,129 were on hand in a loss to Air Force.

The largest crowd ever announced at Michie Stadium was Oct. 2, 1971 against Missouri, a 22-6 Army victory when 42,765 packed into the historic venue.

Among the crowd at Michie Stadium was Stanford graduate and Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway,  ESPN’s Sage Steele, Retired West Point Superintendent Dan Christman, former Army Directors of Athletics Al Vanderbush and Carl Ullrich and Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins, from West Point’s Class of 1959.

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