Sprint Football Outlasts Penn, 24-21

Sep 16, 2019

Sprint Football Outlasts Penn, 24-21The Army West Point Sprint Football team opened its 2019 season with a nail-biting 24-21 victory over Penn Friday evening at Franklin Field. The Black Knights (1-0) have won eight consecutive season-openers. Trailing by just a field goal, Penn (0-1) was threatening in the closing minute of the game. The Quakers brought the ball to the Army 20-yardline, but time expired before they had a chance to tie or win the game. In addition to managing three turnovers, Army's defense held the Quakers offense to 3-of-5 on its red zone attempts.

Ryan Leach was responsible for two of the Black Knights' takeaways with a career-high two interceptions. The Black Knights have now won 15 of their last 16 games. Head Coach Mark West earned his 60th career victory. The 11th-year coach needs just four more victories to tie Bob Thompson (1986-97) for the second most in program history. Army now leads the all-time series with Penn, 58-7. Leach now has four career interceptions. He matched his career total entering the night with two. Gigliotti's 62-yard touchdown catch is the longest reception of his career. It also marks his second career receiving touchdown. Read more.

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