Herbert on Sports Update

FOOTBALL (0-2): Rutgers 36, Army 21. Army Yearling QB Zac Dahman fumbled after being hit by the Rutgers pass rush on our own 5-yard line five minutes into the game and Rutgers recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

It was all downhill from there, although Rutgers' mistakes held the score down to 13-0 at the half. With 6 minutes to go in the game, and Army trailing 29-7, Coach Berry pulled Dahman and inserted Junior Matt Silva who completed 10 of 12 against the Rutgers subs and closed the score to 29-21. Rutgers scored on a 61-yard run with 14 seconds remaining for the game's final score. The Army line couldn't protect Dahman, who completed 14 of 36 passes. The running game was equally ineffective: 55 yards on 30 carries. Rutgers ran for 177 yards, and both teams gained 250 yards passing. Rutgers fumbled 6 times, and recovered all but one; we fumbled 3 times and they got them all. Rutgers was penalized 95 yards, Army 63. Well, the easy part of the schedule is over. Tulane here Saturday, with QB J.P. Losman, one of the nation's best passers.

VOLLEYBALL (6-5): Struggling. Playing at home in the Army Open, we beat Marist 3-0 and Sacred Heart (for the second time) 3-0, but lost to Yale 3-1. Tuesday, we lost at Stony Brook 3-0. We'll be at Rider to meet Rider, Sacred Heart (again) and Fordham this weekend, then league play begins next week.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (5-2): A strong team again this year, rated 7th in the Northeast. Defeated Albany 4-0 and Siena 5-0 this past week. The first Patriot League game against Holy Cross, here Saturday.

MEN'S SOCCER (2-2-1): Tied Birmingham Southern 1-1, but lost to Alabama-Birmingham 3-0. UAB is unbeaten, and ranked 12th nationally.

CROSS-COUNTRY: Opened the season at Cornell where the men won 19-39. Army's women lost 26-33, but Yearling Ashley Urick set a Cornell course record by running the 5 kilometers in 18 minutes, 34 seconds.

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