Report Card: Army vs. Akron

It's in the record books now: Akron 22 Army 14. ArmySports.com's takes a look at every element of the Black Knight's performance and assigns a grade to each area.


Army
14

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Akron
22

AREA GRADE COMMENTS
PASSING OFFENSE
D+
David Pevoto looked decent at times but the interception return for a touchdown was a total disaster and likely cost Army the game. Pevoto also had another costly interception. In Pevoto's defense, it doesn't help when you are sacked 4 times. On the good side, Pevoto did have 23 completions, with a combined 13 of them going to Jeremy Trimble and Justin Larson. This grade would be a C+ if the interception return for a TD had not happened.
RUSHING OFFENSE
D
Rushing yards seem like they are harder and hard to come by these days. Wesley McMahand had 93 yards rushing. Army finished with 58 yards when the Pevoto sacks are figured in.
PASSING DEFENSE
C+
Akron signal callers combined to complete 17 of 29 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. An interception would have been nice to have. The defense overall performed well in this game.
RUSHING DEFENSE
B-
Not too bad. Akron picked up 146 yards rushing and their longest run was for 14 yards. Jordan Murray picked up 12 tackles. The Army defense held Akron to only 15 points which should have been enough to win the game.
SPECIAL TEAMS
D
Army S-Teams allowed 70 yard kickoff return and a 63 yard punt return. This has to be fixed. Owen Tolson was the bright spot on this unit. He averaged over 45 yards a punt. The blocked punt by Army helped narrow Akron's late lead.
COACHING
C-
Overall it's about what we had last year. The special teams need to be fixed and the problem with continuing to throw touchdown passes to the opponents defensive backs has to be fixed. Defensively a solid performance.
OVERALL GRADE
C-
With Army any loss is a total disaster but there is hope here. Fix the special teams return blunders. Get the quarterback to throw more efficiently and things could start to look up for Black Knights. Keep up the good work on defense. It's the bright spot on this team.

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