Five plays. 83 yards. 90 seconds.
Looking for any bright spot in Army’s 21-14 loss to Mass? Perhaps, it’s freshman quarterback Champ Harris’ running the a hurry-up (1-minute, 2-minute) offense in the fourth quarter. Harris completed all three passes on the drive and finished it with 36-yard touchdown run.
Maybe, just maybe, Army will throw some of the fast-paced offense against No. 17 Air Force and its third-ranked defense.
Army coach Jeff Monken said all of his quarterbacks are healthy after starter Bryson Daily returning to action after missing the LSU game, entering in the third offensive series. Daily handed the ball off nine times until his first carry. He was effective on the ground, picking up six first downs on his 11 carries.
Army turned the ball over three more times. The Black Knights and Hawaii are tied for worst in the nation with 20 turnovers lost.
Offensive linemen Connor Finucane, Lucas Scott and Brady Short played all 62 snaps in Army’s 21-14 loss to UMass.
Senior tackle David Hayward wore No. 46 and played four snaps as a tight end in a jumbo formation. Freshman Jake Rendina made his season debut on offense as a H-back in the same jumbo scheme.
Possessions: 9. Touchdowns – 2. Turnovers – 3 (2 interceptions, 1 fumble – last play of game ). Punts – 1. Three-and-outs – 0. Drives of 7 or more plays – 5 (punt, TD, downs, INT, INT). Longest drive – 16 plays, 76 yards, 8:39, second quarter, touchdown
Third-down conversions: 6-for-12. Fourth-down conversions: 2-for-4
Average starting field position: Army 25. Best start: Army 41
Touchdowns (2): Bryson Daily 1-yard run, 4th of season, 6th of career; Champ Harris 36-yard run, 1st of season, 1st career.
20+-yard plays: 6. Rushing – Champ Harris 36 yards (touchdown), Tyrell Robinson 25 yards. Passing – Tobi Olawole (43 yards, Champ Harris), 38-yard lateral, Noah Short (27 yards, Champ Harris), Casey Reynolds (20 yards, Bryson Daily)
Negative-yardage plays: . Champ Harris (-7 yard run); Tyrell Robinson (-4 yard run); Cooper Allan (-13 yard run)
Here’s a player breakdown of the 62 snaps (as charted off DVR, * – starter, # – freshman)
*RT Connor Finucane (62 snaps)
*RG Lucas Scott (62 snaps)
*#C Brady Small (62 snaps)
*LG Jackson Filipowicz (55 snaps)
QB Bryson Daily (43 snaps): 3-for-13, 28 yards, 2 INT, 11 carries, 58 yards, TD
*RB Kanye Udoh (42 snaps): 15 carries, 76 yards
*WR Casey Reynolds (41 snaps): 2 catches, 35 yards
*TE Tyson Riley (40 snaps)
*LT Shayne Buckingham (37 snaps)
*WR Noah Short (35 snaps): 1 catch, 29 yards
*#WR Tobi Olawole (33 snaps): 2 catches, 57 yards
RB Tyrell Robinson (28 snaps): 5 carries, 36 yards, 1 catch, 5 yards
LT Simon Dellinger (25 snaps)
WR Ay’Jaun Marshall (21 snaps): 2 catches, 22 yards
*#QB Champ Harris (19 snaps): 6-fot-8, 133 yards, 5 carries, 28 yards, TD (first career), 2nd career start
WR Veshe Daniyan (18 snaps)
RB Jakobi Buchanan (13 snaps): 3 carries, 8 yards
TE Will Montesi (13 snaps)
WR Liam Fortner (9 snaps)
LG Bill Katsigiannis (7 snaps)
RB Hayden Reed (6 snaps): 2 carries, 11 yards, 1 catch, 9 yards
TE David Hayward (4 snaps)
TE A.J. Williams (4 snaps)
H-Back Jake Rendina (3 snaps)