Bryson Daily’s passion and toughness can never be questioned by his Army teammates.
Isaiah Alston says his quarterback brings a positive energy every day he takes the field for the Black Knights.
That optimistic attitude was on display on the first drive of Army’s home opener against Delaware State. Daily’s 7-yard touchdown run was nullified by a holding penalty. On the very next snap and almost identical play, Daily found the end zone from 13 yards out.
“That was awesome,” Daily said. “That shows how we respond to adversity. Something didn’t go right on the play before and we didn’t flinch.”
Daily didn’t flinch either after a tough two-interception game in his first college start last week.
Army’s first offensive touchdown of the season was the start of a historical day for Daily.
You’d have to go back into the 1950s to find an Army quarterback that put up Daily’s numbers Saturday. Complete box scores are almost impossible to find from back then. So, there’s a good chance Daily is the first player in Army’s storied history to pass for three touchdowns and rush for two touchdowns in a game.
It was the 23rd time in Army history that a player threw for three or more touchdowns. Daily, who didn’t attempt a deep throw in the season opener, connected with Isaiah Alston down the right sideline for 59 yards and a score and found Alston crossing over the middle on a 70-yard TD pass and catch. He also connected with Tyson Riley, who was playing tight end/H-back) on a 16-yard touchdown.6
“He did a good job leading our team,” Army coach Jeff Monken said. “He remained pretty poised for the majority of the game. We got to get better as an offense continually each week and he’s a big part of that.”