Army Black Knights
Even from a wheelchair, paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand continues to inspire the Scarlet Knights with his attitude and amazing progress.
Joe Steffy, who helped pave the way for Heisman trophy winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis on some of Army’s best teams and won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top lineman in 1947, has died. He was 85.
Rutgers was 1-7-1 at the original Yankee Stadium, playing there for the last time in 1948. Army played at the old ballpark 38 times and was part of the first football game at the new stadium, losing to Notre Dame 27-3 last Nov. 20.
Injured Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. Rutgers announced the improvement in LeGrand’s condition Thursday.
Army (7-6) had a 16-0 halftime lead on SMU’s home field, then ran out the final 4 minutes after Matt Szymanksi was wide left on a 47-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Mustangs ahead.
The Midshipmen had already lost the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. They weren’t about to lose to Army, too.
Navy’s streak is the longest in the series by either academy, and began with a 58-12 rout in 2002.
Army coach Rich Ellerson, who guided the Black Knights to their first bowl game in 14 years, has been given a two-year contract extension.
Tyler Eifert caught a touchdown pass a few steps away from the home dugout, Darrin Walls returned an interception 42 yards for a score and Notre Dame beat Army 27-3 Saturday night in the first football game at the new Yankee Stadium.
It was 1946 and World War II was finally over, so it was OK to consider a college football game the biggest thing going on in the United States of America.
Army coach Rich Ellerson is the odd man out right now among his service academy peers — Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo and Air Force’s Troy Calhoun already know the postseason beckons.
Tim Jefferson scored twice and hit Jonathan Warzeka on touchdown passes of 53 and 63 yards, and the Air Force defense forced two turnovers the Falcons converted into touchdowns in a 42-22 victory on Saturday to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.
Brown rushed for a career-high 226 yards on 28 carries and scored four times as Temple rallied past Army 42-35 on Saturday.
Army bounced back from a tough loss by putting its triple-option offense in gear and getting its first shutout since 2005.