The skinny: Senior
Defensive end Cameron Craig has clearly been the best defensive player on the
team. He is third on the team with 40 tackles, including 14 for a loss, adding
3.5 sacks. Reserve Pete Harrington has done an excellent job filling in for the
injured Travis Prikryl at defensive tackle. Harrington's counterpart at
defensive tackle, Tony Fusco, is having another solid
The outlook: Nothing to
worry about these guys, keep that pass rush coming.
The skinny: Linebacker Cason
Shrode is having a great year, clogging up the middle. He leads the team with 46
tackles. We all knew Barrett Scruggs would do the job (40 tackles) and Charlie
Rockwood (18 tackles) is really starting to come on.
The outlook: Rockwood, who missed most of last year with a
knee injury, will continue to improve. Watch out.
The skinny: Star strong safety Caleb
Campbell is having a good year, but even he probably expected to be better this
season. Part of the problem could be that he's the only experienced player on
the unit. Up-and-comer free safety Jordan Miller has missed most of the season
with a hamstring injury. New cornerbacks Sean Grevious and Kevin Opoku have
played admirable, but their performance against Rice raised some
The outlook: Brace
yourself for Brady Quinn. Here's hoping Murray is back soon.
The skinny: This unit is the
teacher's pet. Jeremy Trimble has two punt returns for touchdowns; Omari
Thompson (2000) and Glenn Davis (1944) are the only other Army players to
accomplish that feat in a season. Kicker Austin Miller has been lights out,
converting 8-of-11 field goals, winning the Kent State game. Owen Tolson is
having another great punting year (43.1 yards average). Coverage has been solid,
for the most part.
Miller and Trimble are on pace for record years. Tolson will remain consistent.
Army report card: Part II
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