Kevin Dunn makes the plays for Army

Doug Flutie deserves to get the start at quarterback for Army at Central Michigan this weekend. Doug Flutie, huh? That's actually our new nickname for Army signal caller Kevin Dunn. The comeback he led Army on last Saturday at Michie Stadium was definitely Flutie-like.

Dunn's magical moment came when he connected with wide receiver Mike Wright for a 36-yard score on the last play of regulation cut Tulane's lead to 17-16. Adam DeMarco kicked the extra point to force overtime. Dunn entered the game with 5:39 left to replace starter Carson Williams, who suffered a concussion.

On the play to Wright, Dunn scrambled, that's right SCRAMBLED! He threw the ball to the back of the end zone where it was tipped by a Tulane defender and caught by Wright.

When is the last time you heard of an Army quarterback, scrambling, making things happen like Dunn did? That's precisely what the Black Knights need right now. With all due respect, if David Pevoto or Williams were at the helm at the moment of truth, Army would likely be 2-4 instead of 3-3.

A bowl game would be a long shot. Now it's a legit reality. Dunn's connection with Wright, the Michie Stadium Miracle if you will, was the highlight of a job well Dunn.


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But Dunn made another big play in overtime with Army facing a 3rd-and-16 from Tulane's 21-yard line. Facing a rush, Dunn busted out for a 13-yard gain. That shortened what would end up being Owen Tolson's winning field goal from 38 yards to 25. Dunn completed 6-of-7 passes for 80 yards. He had attempted just one pass in his career before Tulane.

Stan Brock had this to say about the quarterback situation during his weekly teleconference this week.

"Right now, we don't know," Brock said. "We have some guys that are banged up and we will go through practice and see where everyone fits and how it falls in. We base if off who will give us the best opportunity to win."

So the choice is obvious: Kevin Dunn.

Extra points: Speaking of quarterbacks, Army better have a good game plan for Central Michigan sophomore quarterback Dan LeFevour. LeFevour put up 506 yards of total offense last week in a 58-38 win at Ball State, which is a school record and the third-highest single-game total in Mid-American Conference history. He completed 30-of-38 passes for 360 yards and a school-record tying five touchdowns. LeFevour also ran 16 times for 146 yards and a score ... The Black Knights are making their first trip to the state of Michigan since 1984, when they defeated Michigan State, 10-6, in the Cherry Bowl at the Pontiac Silverdome ... This Saturday will mark the first time Central Michigan has hosted a service academy in Mount Pleasant, Mich.


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