The Army West Point Football team successfully defended Michie Stadium by putting together a lengthy fourth-quarter scoring drive to ward off Rice, 14-7, in the season opener on Friday night under the lights. Kelvin Hopkins paced the Black Knights (1-0) on the ground against Rice (0-1) with 80 yards on 21 carries to go along with his first rushing score of the year.
The firstie also went 3-for-8 in the passing game for 53 yards and a touchdown. Sandon McCoy got the bulk of the duties in the rushing game and he finished with 70 yards on 20 totes. Defensively, Cole Christiansen led Army with seven tackles, while Arik Smith and Cam Jones came away with six a piece. Jacob Covington and Jaylon McClinton combined for 10 tackles after they each finished with five. In total, the Black Knights offense amassed 284 yards on 64 plays, while the Owls accumulated 243 yards on 43 plays.
The Black Knights extended their home winning streak to 14 games. That is the fourth longest FBS active home winning streak in the nation. Army pushed its overall winning streak to 10 games, which is the second longest streak in the nation behind reigning national champion Clemson. Read more.
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