Army zaps zips, 20-0; get first win

Carlton Jones ran for 162 yards and scored two touchdowns and the Army defense shutout Akron's offense as Army recorded its first win of the 2005 season, 20-0. The win improved Army's record to 1-6 and ended a miserable 11-game losing streak.

After a first quarter of exchanged punts, Army's Caleb Campbell intercepted a Luke Getsy pass that gave the Black Knights excellent field position. Three plays later, Army's Carlton Jones scored on a 9-yard run to give the Army a 7-0 lead. Getsy was held to 21 of 45 passes for 188 yards passing and was sacked twice.

Army's defense continued its domination of the Zip offense and the Cadet's Justin Koenig connected on the first of two field goals, this one from 49 yards, to give Army a 10-0 halftime lead.

In the third quarter Akron drove to the Army 25-yard-line. Faced with a 4th and 3, the Zips chose to go for it. Army held. The Cadets then proceeded to march 58 yards in 12 plays before Koenig added his second field goal of the day, this time from 35 yards, to give Army a 13-0 lead.

Late in the fourth quarter the Black Knights added another touchdown when they capitalized on a 12-play, 74-yard drive in which Zac Dahman connected with Carlton Jones on a 32-yard scoring pass to put Army up 20-0.

The long suffering Army defense held the Zip offense to just 232 total yards for the game while the Cadets managed 296 yards. Army's Zac Dahman completed 8 of 19 passes for 110 and no interceptions.

The Cadets get a bye week before traveling to rival Air Force on November 11. Akron (3-4) travels to Bowling Green next Saturday.


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