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Offense breakdown: Ball State

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Offensive lineman Connor Finucane, Noah Knapp and Dean Powell played all 76 snaps in a 28-16 loss at Ball State.

Finucane, Knapp and Powell didn’t leave the field on offense for the second straight week.

Senior tackle Mason Kolinchak made his season debut and the fourth career start.

Army fullbacks did not score a touchdown for the first time this season.

Tyhier Tyler led the team in rushing with 63 yards, making the fourth time in five games that an Army quarterback has been the teams leading rusher this season.

Army’s third-down conversion percentage (4-for-16, 25 percent) was Army’s lowest since The Citadel (23 percent) on Oct. 10, 2020.

Wide receivers Ryan Jackovic and Mike Roberts played a season-high 38 snaps. Cole Caterbone, who played the most snaps at wide receiver through the first four games, did not see any action on offense but did play special teams and made a tackle.

Possessions: 12. Touchdowns – 2.  Turnovers – 2. Punts – 5. Three-and-outs – 3. Drive of 7 or more plays – 4 ( 2 TDs). Longest drive – 14 plays, 80 yards, 8:19, second quarter, TD

Third-down conversions: 4-for-16. Fourth-down conversions: 3-for-6

Time of Possession: 38 minutes, 10 seconds

Average starting field position (in regulation): Army 29. Best start: Ball State 44

Rushing (2) – Tyhier Tyler, 4 yards, 2nd quarter (1st of season, 6th career), Tyler 2 yards, second quarter (2nd season, 7th career)

20+-yard plays:  3. (Braheam Murphy, run, 25 yards, second quarter; Isaiah Alston, pass, 29 yards, fourth quarter; Tyrell Robinson, pass, 21 yards, fourth quarter)

Triple-option distribution: Quarterback (Tyhier Tyler, Jemel Jones) 30 carries, 70 yards, 2 TDs; Fullbacks (Jakobi Buchanan, Anthony Adkins, Cade Barnard, Tyson Riley) 17 carries, 63 yards; Slotbacks (Tyrell Robinson, Brandon Walters, Braheam Murphy, A.J. Howard) 14 carries, 80 yards

Here’s a player breakdown of the 70 snaps (as charted off DVR, * – starter):

*G Connor Finucane (76 snaps): 6th career start
*C Noah Knapp (76 snaps): 12th career start
*G Dean Powell (76 snaps): 9 career start
*T Boobie Law (73 snaps): 7th career start
* T Mason Kolinchak (60 snaps): 4th career start
*QB Tyhier Tyler (53 snaps): 24 carries, 63 yards, 2 TD, 0-for-4 passing, 1 INT
*WR Isaiah Alston (47 snaps): 2 catches, 36 yards
SB Braheam Murphy (40 snaps): 4 carries, 27 yards
WR Ryan Jackovic (38 snaps)
WR Mike Roberts (38 snaps): 1 catch, 5 yards
*SB Tyrell Robinson (38 snaps): 6 carries, 22 yards, 1 catch, 21 yards, 11th career start
SB A.J. Howard (36 snaps): 3 carries, 16 yards, 1 catch, 4 yards
*SB Brandon Walters (35 snaps): 1 carry, 15 yards, 15th career start
FB Jakobi Buchanan (30 snaps): 10 carries, 38 yards
*FB Cade Barnard (27 snaps): 1 carry, 0 yards, 3rd career start
QB Jemel Jones (23 snaps): 6 carries, 7 yards, 5-for-11, 66 yards, 1 interception
T Kam Holloway (19 snaps)
*TE Josh Lingenfelter (15 snaps): 3rd career start
TE Chris Cameron (14 snaps)
FB Anthony Adkins (12 snaps): 5 carries, 23 yards
FB Tyson Riley (6 snaps): 1 carry, 2 yards
FB Wilson Catoe (4 snaps)

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