Army SID Greg Kincaid tweeted out this gem shortly after Army’s 63-7 win over UMass Saturday.
Jabari Laws’ 83-yard touchdown is No. 2 on the longest run by an Army quarterback. Who owns the record? Ahmad Bradshaw? Trent Steelman?
George Smythe galloped 95 yards against Lebanon Valley in 1923!
Here are some numbers from the Black Knights’ first victory since Sept. 21:
1: Senior linebacker Ryan Parker deservingly started his first career game in place of the injured Cole Christiansen. Parker, who was credited for 3 tackles, made an impact on blitzes and run defense.
2: Senior cornerback Elijah Riley picked off a pass for the second straight game. Riley’s 7 career interceptions rank in top 20 in academy history.
3: Junior Sandon McCoy’s touchdowns matched his jersey number. McCoy is the first Army player to score a trifecta this season
7: Different Army players scored touchdowns including freshman quarterback Jemel Jones
35: Senior linebacker Cole Christiansen’s game starting streak was snapped due to injury. Christiansen had started every game since the 2017 season opener.
56: Yard pass by Andrew Brito to tight end Kyle Horn, the only touchdown scored by UMass off a trick play on the first snap after senior safety Jaylon McClinton left the game in the first quarter due to injury. McClinton, who has been in and out of the lineup battling injuries, did not return.
60: Rushing yards by Army senior running back Kell Walker after zero carries at Air Force last year. Walker picked up first downs on the Black Knights’ initial two plays from scrimmage. Believe Walker got his first start at fullback since the Army-Navy game freshman season.
125: Black Knights’ total yards allowed, an academy record against an FBS opponent