Senior offensive lineman Connor Finucane and freshman center Brady Small played all 67 offensive snaps in Army’s 29-16 loss at Syracuse.
Quarterback Bryson Daily missed one play due a bloody nose after a physical run in the second quarter.
Army used three tight ends – Josh Lingenfelter, David Crossan and Will Montesi – on four plays.
The Black Knights’ longest run of the game was 15 yards by Daily.
Noah Short’s 80-yard TD catch from Daily was Army’s longest passing play since Cam Harrison’s 87-yard TD reception from Jabari Laws against Air Force on Nov. 2, 2019.
Jakobi Buchanan scored a rushing touchdown for the third straight game. Buchanan is now tied for seventh on Army’s career rushing touchdown rushing list with 27, tying Ahmad Bradshaw.
Senior tackle Shayne Buckingham returned to action on the offensive line, logging 44 snaps from second to fourth quarters. Buckingham did not play on offense in the second half against Delaware State and the game at UTSA due to injury.
Freshman wide receiver Tobi Olawole’s first career carry went for six yards on an end around.
Possessions: 11. Touchdowns – 2. Turnovers – 2. Punts – 5. Three-and-outs – 4. Drives of 7 or more plays – 3 (1 TD, FG, INT). Longest drive – 17 plays, 75 yards, 9:25, first quarter, opening drive, touchdown.
Third-down conversions: 6-of-17. Fourth-down conversions: 3-for-4
Time of Possession: 33 minutes, 20 seconds
Average starting field position: Army 24. Best start: Army 32, twice
Touchdowns: Rushing (1) – Jakobi Buchanan, 1 yard, first quarter, 3rd of season, 27th career rushing TD (tied for 7th in academy history)
Passing (1): Noah Short, 80 yards (Bryson Daily), 2nd career TD catch, fourth quarter
20+-yard plays: 2. Passing – Noah Short 80-yard catch, Josh Lingenfelter 21-yard catch
Negative-yardage plays: 8. Rushing – Bryson Daily -2 yards; Kanye Udoh -1 yards; Markel Johnson -1 yard; Zach Mundell -5 yard. Passing – Daily four sacks (-6 yards, -4 yards, -4 yards, -10 yards)
Penalties: 1. Holding.
Here’s a player breakdown of the 67 snaps (as charted off DVR, * – starter)
*RT-RG Connor Finucane (67 snaps): 29th straight start
*#C Brady Small (67 snaps): 4th career start
*QB Bryson Daily (66 snaps): 9-for-21 passing, 145 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 20 carries, 47 yards, 4th career start
*TE Josh Lingenfelter (64 snaps): 1 catch, 21 yards, 18th career start
*RG-LG Lucas Scott (64 snaps): 3rd career start
*RG Jackson Filipowicz (57 snaps): 15th career start
*WR Noah Short (51 snaps): 6 catches, 105 yards, 1 carry, 6 yards, 3rd career start
*WR Isaiah Alston (49 snaps): 1 catch, 16 yards, 12th career start
RT Shayne Buckingham (44 snaps)
RB Hayden Reed (26 snaps): 2 carries, 6 yards
*LT David Hoyt (25 snaps): 2nd career start
TE David Crossan (22 snaps):
*RB Markel Johnson (22 snaps): 8 carries, 16 yards, 1st career start
RB Jakobi Buchanan (17 snaps): 6 carries, 22 yards, TD (27th career rushing TD)
WR Liam Fortner (17 snaps)
WR Casey Reynolds (14 snaps)
WR Ay’Jaun Marshall (12 snaps): 1 carry, 8 yards, 1 catch, 3 yards
WR Veshe Daniyan (10 snaps)
LT Boobie Law (10 snaps)
*H-Back Tyson Riley (7 snaps): 14th career start
#RB Kanye Udoh (6 snaps): 5 carries, 16 yards
WR Zach Mundell (5 snaps)
#WR Tobi Olawole (5 snaps): 1 carry, 6 yards
TE Will Montesi (4 snaps)
RB Miles Stewart (3 snaps): 1 carry, 3 yards
LG Sam Barczak (1 snap)
QB Dewayne Coleman (1 snap)