Army 4-2

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Lafayette game went off pretty much exactly as expected, Army dominated in every phase of the game en route to a 62-7 victory. Hell, Army, uh, didn't even punt once.

The Cadets again have the top rushing team in the country, their defense is among the statistical best in all of football. Second in rushing defense, second in total defense, second in allowing opponents first downs...  a lot of this comes directly from Army's top 5 time of possession number. This is pretty much the polar opposite of where Rich Ellerson's 2012 fumble-prone team was.

There's definitely room for improvement, which can get glossed over vs a 1-AA foe, but Coach Monken used halftime to challenge the team.  It is nice to have the example come in the first half of a 50 point win as opposed to late in a 6 point loss. With that said, Navy has BY FAR the fewest penalties and fewest penalty yards per game. That's the stuff you either fix now or risk having that stat and that final game ruin what has been an enjoyable season.

Here are the story, stats and highlights from the Lafayette game.




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