Army vs. Texas A&M Postgame Notes (9-16-06)




Army vs. Texas A&M Postgame Notes (PDF)

Army’s tilt against Texas A&M was the first meeting between the two schools since 1972 and third in the history of the two programs. The all-time series between Army and Texas A&M now stands at 2-1 in favor of the Aggies.

The game was the 13th contest Army has played in the state of Texas all-time. The Black Knights are now 4-9 all-time in the Lone Star State.

Army’s loss extended its losing streak in the state of Texas to seven games. The Black Knights’ last win in the Lone Star State was 38-28 on Oct. 10, 1998 at Houston.

Tonight’s sellout crowd of 64,583 was a record-setting attendance for a regular-season college football game inside the Alamodome and also marked the eighth-largest football crowd in Alamodome history.

OFFENSE
Army’s 24 points in the game were the most scored upon Texas A&M in a game this season. The previous high was seven points scored by Louisiana-Lafayette in a 51-7 loss last Saturday.

Sophomore RB Wesley McMahand’s two rushing touchdowns were the first two touchdowns of his collegiate career. He scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter and a 21-yard scamper in the third quarter. Each score tied the game for the Black Knights.

Junior WR Corey Anderson’s 43-yard touchdown run was the first rushing TD of his career and his third touchdown overall. It also marked the longest touchdown of his career. He caught two passes for scores last season. The touchdown run gave Army its first lead of the game.

Junior FB Mike Viti established new career highs in both carries (6) and rushing yards (46).

Junior QB David Pevoto set new career highs in completions (17), attempts (32) and passing yards (136).

DEFENSE
Junior SS Caleb Campbell recorded a season-high 13 tackles.

Senior DE Cameron Craig recorded two tackles for a loss, including a pivotal stop on fourth-and-1 on Texas A&M’s 31-yard line late in the fourth quarter that gave Army an opportunity to win the game. He leads the nation in tackles for a loss (9).

Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee and RB Jorvorski Lane each rushed for 100 yards in the game. McGee picked up 142 ground yards, while Lane was credited with 101 yards rushing in the contest. It marked the first time that Army allowed two 100-yard ball-carriers in a single game since Nov. 20, 1999. Mike Green (162) and Ketric Sanford (107) of Houston were the last to turn the trick.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Junior defensive tackle Tony Fusco’s block of a Texas A&M field goal in the second quarter was his fourth career blocked kick and second of the season. He also blocked a field goal attempt in the first game of the season at Arkansas State.

Senior place-kicker Austin Miller’s 41-yard field goal was the longest of the season and tied his second-longest career field goal. Miller has now converted 4 of 5 field goals on the year and 8 of 10 in his career. He is 1-for-2 on the year from beyond 40 yards and 3-for-4 in his career from more than 40 yards.

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