Oct. 14, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – After his record-setting rushing performance in Army’s win over Eastern Michigan, junior running back Terry Baggett has been named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. Baggett is the first Black Knight to win the award since its inception in 2004. The Chicago native also received other numerous accolades after running for an Army single-game record 304 yards last Saturday.
Baggett also has been named the Football Bowl Subdivision Independent Offensive Player of the Week, the College Football Performance Awards National Running Back of the Week and the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.
In addition to his record-setting rushing total, Baggett scored four touchdowns, including a 96-yard run. He needed just 18 carries to rack up his 304 yards, an average of 16.9 yards per carry. Baggett’s 304 yards were the most by an FBS player this season, while his 96-yard sprint was the longest run by an FBS player to date in 2013 and the second-longest run in Army history. Baggett also scored on runs of four yards, 67 yards and 34 yards. His touchdown total marked the 14th time in Academy history an Army player scored at least four rushing touchdowns in one game.
For the season, Baggett leads the Black Knights’ No. 1-ranked rushing offense (352.3 yards/game) with 106.9 rushing yards per contest, the 19th-best average in the nation. His 744 total rushing yards are the ninth most in the country. He is averaging 9.66 yards per carry, the ninth highest per-carry average in the Football Bowl Subdivision. He is one of only two players in the nation with at least 75 rushing attempts to average more than 9.0 yards per carry.
The Black Knights (3-4) have won two of their last three games. Army will play its next two games away from West Point, starting with Saturday’s tilt versus Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff and will be streamed live by ESPN3. After a bye week, Army will travel to Air Force on Nov. 2 to start their quest for the Commander In Chief’s Trophy.