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FOOTBALL (4-6): Coach Ross won his 100th college game as Army made it four in a row by beating Arkansas State 38-10. It was over early as Carlton Jones scored twice in the 1st quarter on runs of 24 and 4 yds. After an ASU FG early in the 2nd period, Dahman hit yearling Corey Anderson on a 15 yd TD pass and Scott Wesley ran 21 yds for a 28-3 lead at halftime.

ASU converted Army's only fumble into a TD in the 3rd period, but Wesley made it 35-10 3 minutes into the final quarter on a 1 yd run. Coach Ross then cleared the bench in order to get all of our seniors into their last home game. Connor Crehan played well at QB, and Seth Gulsby ran for a TD. but it was called back for a penalty and Army settled for a FG.

Gulsby ran for 42 yds on the mop-up action, and Wesley carried 10 times for 59. Carlton Jones was the hammer as he ran 29 times for 187 yds. Overall, Army ran for 300 yds to 165 for ASU. Dahman was 5 for 10 passing with no picks; and we intercepted 2 ASU passes. Yearling Owen Tolson punted 5 times for a 41.4 average. Army dominated this game on both sides of the ball, and our power sweep was particularly effective.

Navy in Philadelphia on 3 December, and it should be a great game.

RUGBY CLUB: Completed the fall season undefeated by stopping Navy 30-22. We host the first two rounds of the Sweet Sixteen on 21-23 April and Army is now ranked No. 1, ahead of California and Penn State. Give the credit for taking a strong program to the next level to new coach Rich Pohlidal.

SWIMMING/DIVING: Army's men are still undefeated with a 4-0 record after drubbing Massachusetts 178.5–64.5. Our women had a tougher time, trailing UMass 108-97 with two events to go. But Army went 1-2 in the 200 yard breaststroke and finished 1st and 3rd in the 400 freestyle relay to win 123-120.

HOCKEY (2-8-2): Tied Bentley on their ice 1-1, but lost on Saturday 4-1. At Connecticut Saturday.

RIFLE (5-0): Ended the fall season by routing University of the Sciences (Philadelphia) 4666-4343.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (2-1): Defeated Division 3 Polytechnic 76-37. Junior Matt Bell scored 18 and yearling Jarrell Brown added 16. Playing at VMI on Monday, Army took the lead with 2 seconds left on a basket by Jarrell Brown (21 points for the game), stole VMI's inbounds pass, and won 53-49. The Citadel here Saturday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (1-1): Under new coach Maggie Dixon, Army defeated Coast Guard 103-51, but then lost to St. John's 74-55. Yearling Cara Enright scored 17 in the loss. Army will play in the Northern Arizona University tournament in Flagstaff this Friday and Saturday.

CROSS-COUNTRY: Army's men, led by junior Faraz Bala, who finished 3rd overall, won the University Division IC4A championships in Van Cortlandt Park (New York City). Bala ran the 5 miles in 25 minutes, 45 seconds. Four Army runners finished in the top 10.

SCHEDULE: Although the 2006 football schedule has not yet been released, Army announced we will play Notre Dame in South Bend on November 18th. The Irish will be at Air Force on November 11th, and following our game they play at Southern California.

MARTIAL ARTS CLUB: Competing in Boston against Boston College, Boston U., Tufts, UMass, Northeastern, and MIT, the Army Karate teams took first and second place in fighting while junior Jennifer Lewis took first place in forms; Cherith Boycan took first in women's advanced fighting, and senior Tyler Sorrels took 2nd in men's advanced fighting.

POST-SEASON: Army senior cornerback Dhyan Tarver has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game on January 21st. The premier showcase for graduating seniors, the game will be played in San Antonio. Tarver is only the 20th Army player to be chosen for this game.

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