Army Postgame Notes




Oct. 29, 2011

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TEAM NOTES
• Army remained undefeated versus Fordham, running its all-time series advantage to 3-0.

• The Black Knights have won three straight games against Football Championship Subdivision opponents.

• Army head coach Rich Ellerson became the 15th Army coach to win at least 15 games during their West Point career. Saturday also marked Ellerson’s 75th career victory.

• Army won its third straight home game, its longest streak since 2007.

• Army’s 55-0 win was its largest shutout victory since defeating Lafayette, 56-0, on Oct. 20, 1990.

• The win was the Black Knights’ eight straight when scoring at least 40 points.

• Freshman QB Gino DeBartolo and junior OL Tom Houser each made their collegiate debuts against Fordham. Army has now had 41 players see action for the first time, including 19 freshmen, the most of any team in the nation.

• Army improved to 3-0 when wearing the patch of the 1st Cavalry Division. The Black Knights have not allowed a point in their last two games wearing the patch (W, 24-0 vs. North Texas, Sept. 18, 2010).

• Army scored only its ninth win in the last 49 games when either even or behind in the turnover battle (2-2 vs. Fordham).

• The Black Knights’ 55-point victory was their largest margin of victory since a 62-7 win over VMI on Oct. 7, 2006.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Army ran for a season-high 514 yards on Saturday, its highest total since going for 545 yards versus Lafayette on Sept. 13, 1997.

• Senior QB Max Jenkins made his first career start in place of an injured Trent Steelman who missed his first career game (32 straight starts). Jenkins ran for a career-high two touchdowns and matched his career best with a passing score, Army’s only completion on two attempts.

• Sophomore RB Raymond Maples ran for 159 yards on only 10 carries. It was his team-high fourth 100-yard game of the season. He rushed five times for 67 yards on Army’s 68-yard touchdown drive on the game’s first possession.

• Maples’ 57-yard run tied Army’s longest play from scrimmage this season.

• Freshman FB Larry Dixon made his first career start, rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown on only 10 carries.

• Sophmore FB Hayden Tippett scored his first career touchdown, a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter.

• Junior FB Jared Hassin scored his first touchdown of the season, a three-yard run in the second quarter.

• Army used three quarterbacks on Saturday. Freshman Angel Santiago rushed three times for 58 yards, while plebe Gino DeBartolo ran four times for 20 yards in his collegiate debut.
• Army scored a season-high 55 points. It was the Black Knights’ highest-scoring game of the Rich Ellerson Era and the most points since a 62-7 win over VMI in 2006.

• Sophomore WR Anthony Stephens caught his first career touchdown pass, a 30-yard strike from Max Jenkins. It was also the longest catch of his career.

• Sophomore SB Jon Crucitti scored his first career touchdown, a four-yard run in the third quarter.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Army posted its first shut out since a 24-0 win over North Texas on Sept. 18, 2010.

• The Black Knights limited the Rams to just 86 yards of total offense. It is the first time since Oct. 5, 1996 vs. Yale that Army held a team to less than 100 yards (82).

• The Rams rushed for only 69 yards, the fewest by an Army opponent since Rutgers ran for -1 yard on Oct. 16, 2010.

• Senior LB Steven Erzinger had his 32-game starting streak snapped due to a hamstring injury.

• Junior LB Nate Combs scored his first career touchdown with a 52-yard fumble return. It was the second straight week Army scored a defensive touchdown.

• Freshman CB Lamar Johnson-Harris registered his first career interception, setting up Army’s third score.

• Senior Broghan Carnes led the Army defense with a career-high seven tackles.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior K Alex Carlton posted career highs with both eight extra point attempts and seven PAT makes.

• Carlton’s seven extra points moved him into third place on Army’s all-time list with 80 career PATs. He is now 10 behind Dick Walterhouse (1944-45) and 26 shy of matching Craig Stopa’s (1982-85) all-time mark of 106.

• Army did not punt versus the Rams. It was the first time the Black Knights did not punt in a game since a 50-33 loss against Tulane on Sept. 20, 2003.

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