Army Postgame Notes




Oct. 6, 2012

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TEAM NOTES
► Boston College made their first trip to West Point since the 2000 season.
► Saturday’s crowd of 39,492 was the largest at Michie Stadium since Nov. 6, 2004 (40,129).
► Army snapped its five-game losing streak against Boston College.
► The Black Knights ended their eight-game losing streak that dated back to a 55-0 win over Fordham on Oct. 29, 2011. It also snapped Army’s nine-game losing streak versus Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.
► Army has defeated a team from a BCS automatic qualifying conference in each of the last four seasons (2009 — Vanderbilt; 2010 — Duke; 2011 — Northwestern).
► After losing seven straight games to ACC foes between 1971-2009, Army is 2-1 against the ACC in its last three games, defeating Duke in 2010 and losing to Wake Forest earlier this season.
► Army is now 8-8 in its last 16 games decided by seven points or less.
► Saturday’s win was just the 10th time since 2006 that Army scored a victory when losing the turnover margin (10-46).
► The Black Knights are 4-3 at home in the last two seasons.
► Army scored just its 12th win in its last 92 games when trailing at the half (12-80).

OFFENSIVE NOTES
► Army ran for a season-high 516 yards. It is the ninth-highest rushing total in school history. It was the team’s highest output against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent since going for 546 yards against Rutgers on Oct. 12, 1996. It was the 12th 500-yard game in school history.
► Senior QB Trent Steelman ran for three touchdowns to break the Academy record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Steelman’s 36 career rushing scores is third all-time in Army history behind only Glenn Davis (43) and Mike Mayweather (37).
► Junior RB Raymond Maples (184), Steelman and sophomore FB Larry Dixon (128) each ran for 100 yards. It marked the first time Army had at least three 100-yard rushers in two games (Northern Illinois) since 1984. It was Army’s fourth game with at least two 100-yard rushers, the most since 1948.
► Maples 34 rushing attempts and his 184 yards were career highs.
► Maples registered his fourth 100-yard game of the season. It was the ninth of his career, which places him in fifth-place tie on Army’s career ledger (Charlie Jarvis).
► Steelman became the third player in Army history to be responsible for 50 touchdowns during their career. Steelman has 326 rushing scores and 14 passing touchdowns. Glenn Davis holds the record with 71, while Leamon Hall has 51.
► Steelman moved into sixth place on the Army career points scored list. His 218 points is the most ever by an Army quarterback.
► Dixon reached the 100-yard mark for the third time in the last four games.
► All of Army’s season-high 79 passing yards came in the firt half.
► Junior WR Patrick Laird made a career-high three receptions.
► Sophomore QB A.J. Schurr took one snap in the second quarter in place of a shaken up Steelman. It was his first career snap under center. Schurr has been Army’s holder in all five games.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
► Sophomore CB Marques Avery and freshman DE T.J. Atimalala made their first career starts. Thirteen Black Knights have now made their first career appearance with the first unit, including nine on defense.
► Army sacked Chase Rettig five times, the most by the Black Knights defense since Oct. 1, 2011 versus Tulane (5). The Black Knights entered the game with six sacks in the first four games.
► The Black Knights allowed just seven points in the second half, their lowest total in any half this season.
► Boston College gained 23.6 percent of their total yards on a 99-yard run by Andre Williams in the second quarter. The run, the ninth 99-yard run in NCAA history, accounted for more than half th team’s 186 rushing yards.
► Senior LB Nate Combs registered two sacks, his fourth multi-sack game in his last six outings. Combs has eight sacks in his last six games, including a team-high 6.0 this season.
► Sophomore defensive linemen Robert Kough and Richard Glover each recorded their first career sacks. Kough ended with 1.5 quarterback takedowns.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
► Junior Julian Crockett returned his first career kickoff return, a 35-yard effort.
► Freshman K Daniel Grochowski’s 46-yard field goal to end the half was the longest of his brief career and the longest by Army since Alex Carlton hit a 49-yarder versus Kent State on Nov. 13, 2010. Grochowski was 2-for-3 on field goal tries, his first multi-kick game of his young career.

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