Herbert on Sports Update

FOOTBALL (1-2): Texas A & M 28, Army 24. If you didn't attend this game or see it on TV, you missed the best game an Army team has played in several years. A 27 point underdog, outweighed 30 lbs per man on both offense and defense, the cadets out-fought the Aggies from start to finish.

When DE Cameron Craig stopped the Aggies' 270 lb fullback for a loss on 4th with inches and 3 minutes to play, Army took over on the A & M 27 with a chance to win. We didn't make it, but we moved the ball to the Aggies' 2 before the game ended.

Most important, Army showed some real speed in yearling RB Wesley McMahand and junior WR Corey Anderson.  Corey's 43 yard touchdown on a double reverse was worth the price of admission!  Stats:  Army rushed for 186 yards on 39 carries (McMahand 14 for 68), Aggies rushed 262 yards.  David Pevoto was 17 for 32 passing for 136 yards, but had 3 interceptions.  Aggies:  7 for 11 for 102 yards, no picks.  We averaged 43 yards on 2 punts to 40 yards on 3 for A & M.  We had a 1 minute edge in time of possession.

At Baylor (1-2) Saturday evening.  The Bears are coming off a last second 17-15 loss at Washington State , and are ranked 31st of 119 Division 1-A teams in defense against the run.  A tough game, but one we need to win if we are to have a shot at 6 wins and a bowl game.  Baylor is an 11 point favorite.

RUGBY CLUB (1-0):  Playing on our new rugby pitch, Army took a 31-14 lead at the half over Northeastern in our opening game, and then ran away in the second half for a 64-14 win.  Senior Chris Grevious scored 3 tries for 15 points and classmate Brendan McCarthy had 2 tries and 7 conversions for 24 points to lead Army.  At Connecticut this weekend.

VOLLEYBALL (10-2):  Won our own Army of One Tournament by defeating Citadel    3-0 as senior Eileen Cassidy registered 22 digs (1,000 for her career); routed Radford 3-0 and edged Liberty 3-2.  Army will play Colgate and Bucknell here his weekend.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (4-4-0):  Defeated Air Force 2-1 as co-captain Silvia Longo converted a penalty kick and assisted on the game winner, both in the second half.  Then, we lost to Fairfield 2-1.  At Hartford tomorrow, and Oregon State here on Sunday.

MEN'S SOCCER (1-5-1):  Lost to Colgate in the Patriot League Opener 1-0.  Defeated New Jersey Tech on their field 2-0 as yearling goalkeeper A. J. Glubzinski registered 8 saves in his second start for Army.

SPRINT FOOTBALL (1-0):  Defeated Pace University JV 42-20.  Army depended on the run, rushing for 442 yards on 68 carries.  Pace ran for 165 yards, 73 coming on one play in the second quarter that momentarily tied the score at 14.  We completed 2 of 10 passes for 36 yards, one of them going for an 18 yard TD.  Navy Sunday at the Pride Bowl in Union , New Jersey .

HOCKEY:  The Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team will practice at West Point 25-28 September.

TV VOLLEYBALL:  The Army-Navy volleyball match on Sunday, 29 October will be carried live on ESPN-U to a national audience.  Start time is 5:30 pm, EST.

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