Report Card: Army vs. Tulane

It's in the record books now: Army 20 Tulane 17. ArmySports.com analyzes every element of the Black Knight's performance and assigns a grade to each area.


Army
20

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Tulane
17

AREA GRADE COMMENTS
PASSING OFFENSE
B
Carson Williams finished with good stats completing 15 of 21 passes for 113 yards but left the game due to injury. Williams had a great scoring pass to Jeremy Trimble in the first half. Kevin Dunn came in a did a super job the last couple of drives and made the plays to give Army another win including a last second 36-yard miracle pass to Mike Wright.
RUSHING OFFENSE
D
Army continues to struggle with running the ball. The Black Knights picked up just 47 total rushing yards during the game. Patrick Mealy led the team with 41 net yards on 15 carries.
PASSING DEFENSE
C-
Tulane quarterback Anthony Scelfo had a very good night passing, completing 16 of 25 passes for 154 yards but no touchdowns. Kevin Opoku had Army's only sack during the game.
RUSHING DEFENSE
C-
Tulane's Matt Forte ripped through the Army defense throughout the game until late in the fourth quarter and overtime period. The Army defense, which seemed energized by the resurgent offense, rose to the occasion and made the stops when it had to.
SPECIAL TEAMS
A-
Owen Tolson continues to do an outstanding job punting the ball. He finished with a 45-yard average and had one punt that went 62 yards. He had 5 that fell inside the Tulane 20-yard-line. Tolson also made a field goal in the fourth quarter to pull Army to within one touchdown of the Green Wave. He then kicked the winning 25-yard field goal during Army's overtime possession.
COACHING
A
Solid job coaching during this game. Good decision going for the field goal in the fourth quarter which gave Army the opportunity to tie the game later. Also, solid decision going for the tie to put the game into overtime instead of gambling on a two-point conversion. Good choice in putting Dunn in the game at quarterback.
OVERALL GRADE
B
A thrilling win for Army. This game will do a lot to help the team's confidence for games down the road. Army may have found a field general in Dunn. Sure he's senior and will be gone after this season but this team is loaded with seniors and they want to go out with some wins. Next up is a good Central Michigan team which just hammered Ball State.

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