2013 Army Report Card: Running Backs

Army's 2013 football team the season 3-9 and ended the season with a record setting 12th straight loss to rival Navy. ArmySports.com will evaluate every Army team unit and assign a grade. Look inside to see the postseason report card for the Black Knight running backs.

RUNNING BACKS: B
First team All-Independent running back Terry Baggett was one of the best players on the team. The junior ran for 1,113 yards, a 7.9 average and eight touchdowns. He became the 18 Black Knights to run for over 1,000 yards in a single season. His record setting 304 rushing yard four touchdown performance against Eastern Michigan was an amazing performance.

The team missed the run skills and blocking ability of senior running back Raymond Maples who was injured early in the Stanford game. Maples ended the year with 123 yards and a 5.3 per carry average. Hopefully he can get a medical redshirt and play in 2014. Junior Trenton Turrentine (376 yards, 6.7 avg., TD) did a solid job filling in for Maples but lacked Maples speed. He was hurt against Air Force and missed the Western Kentucky game. Turrentine had just one carry over the last two games

Junior Tony Giovannelli (223 yards, 7.4 avg.) took advantage of the injuries to pick up more reps in the second half of the season. He is more quick than fast but can turn the corner. He showed against Western Kentucky that he'll make the tough catch in traffic. Lawrence Scott (35 yards,4.4 YPC) saw some time from scrimmage in the first half on the year. He has above average speed but isn't a very instinctive runner and has trouble staying healthy. Plebe Aaron Kemper was moved from fullback to running back as the injuries piled up. Kemper (44 yards, 3.7 avg., TD) has decent speed and can block. The 2012 USMAPS MVP fullback appeared in seven games at running back. He might be a better fit at fullback. Stephen Fraser (26 yards, 2.9 avg.) will look for a fresh start with the new coach. He clearly fell out of favor with the old staff. He carried the ball just once in the last six games. Fraser doesn't make much happen with the ball in his hands.

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