Army Postgame Notes




Dec. 8, 2012

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TEAM NOTES
► Army lost its 11th straight game versus Navy.
► The Black Knights have lost 13 straight games played away from West Point.
► Army has never won at Lincoln Financial Field (0-10).
► Army suffered just its sixth loss under Rich Ellerson when leading after three quarters (14-6).
► The Black Knights led the Mids in the fourth quarter for the first time since their 2001 victory.
► Army has either led or been tied at halftime in three of the last four Army-Navy Games.
► Army dropped to 1-10 when committing at least three turnovers and 2-9 when -2 or worse in turnover margin since the strart of the 2009 season.
► The Black Knights have lost 13 straight games played away from West Point.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
► Army’s 380 rushing yards were the most versus Navy since 1999 when Army rushed for 501 yards in a 34-30 victory.
► The Black Knights finished the 2012 season with an Academy record 4,448 yards. It is the second straight season Army has set the school rushing record.
► Army’s 370.7 rushing yards per game led the nation, and ranked first on Army’s single-season list. It is the first time Army has led the nation in rushing in consecutive seasons since 1944-45.
► The Black Knights dropped their ninth straight game when scoring less than 21 points.
► Army senior QB Trent Steelman finished with 96 yards and a touchdown, just four yards short of his sixth straight 100-yard game. He finished the season with 1,248 rushing yards, the highest single-season total by an Army quarterback and the fourth best regardless of position.
► Steelman’s rushing touchdown was his 17th of the season, tyring the Academy record set by Carlton Jones in 2004.
► Steelman completed his career with 3,320 rushing yards, the most ever by an Army quarterback and the third best total in Academy history.
► Steelman extended his Army rushing touchdown record to 45.
► Steelman completed his standout career as Army’s all-time leader in rushing attempts by a quarterback (772; 3rd overall), points scored by a quarterback (274; 2nd overall), 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback (12, 2nd overall) and touchdowns responsible for by a quarterback (59, 2nd overall).
► Junior running back Raymond Maples ran for 156 yards on 27 carries. It was the highest rushing total by an Army player against Navy since Michael Wallace’s 159-yard effort in 2000.
► Saturday was Maples’ sixth 100-yard game of the season, moving him into a tie for third place on the Army single-season ledger.
► Maples is now tied for fifth on Army’s career ledger with 10 100-yard rushing games.
► Maples 1,215 yards is the fifth highest season total in Academy history. He is one of only three players to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Mike Mayweather & Carlton Jones).
► Maples and Steelman are just the second Army duo ever to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Their total of 2,463 rushing yards is the highest of any Army duo in Academy history.
► Sophomore Chevaughn Lawrence has caught at least one pass in 10 straight games, the longest streak by an Army player since Jeremy Trimble had a 22-game run in 2006-07.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
► Sophomore LB Geoffery Bacon made 14 tackles, tying his career high. Bacon made double-digit tackles in nine of the last 10 games. His season total of 136 stops ranks ninth on Army’s single-season ledger.
► Freshman LB Alex Meier tied his career high with 10 tackles. He also made 10 stops against Ball State. Meier also recovered a fumble against the Mids.
► Sophomore DE James Kelly forced his first career fumble.
► Army held Navy below 300 yards for the first time since 2009.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
► Senior K Eric Osteen’s 41-yard field goal on the final play of the first half was the longest of his career.

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