Army's top 10 memories of the season

They made us laugh and cry. They made us happy and sad. They made us toast our beers and drink away our sorrows. It was other tough year for Army. The Black Knights finished 3-9, their 11th straight losing season. Still, we stuck with them all the way, well, most of us. Here is a look at Army's Top 10 memories of the season.

1. The Miracle at Michie: It served as one of the most electric moments in the history of Michie Stadium.

Down a touchdown to Tulane with time about to expire, third-string quarterback Kevin Dunn heaved a pass down field. Wide receiver Mike Wright hauled in the pass, officially a 36-yard touchdown, in the back of the end zone as time expired to send the game into overtime. In overtime, Owen Tolson kicked a 25-yard field goal to give the Black Knights a 20-17 win. Dunn helped put Army in field goal position with a scramble up field under pressure. He was carried off the field after the game by teammates.

2. Navy's dominance continues: It's not a good memory, but it has to be included. Army lost to rival Navy for the sixth straight year, falling 38-3 in Baltimore. The Midshipmen have outscored the Black Knights by 169 points during the run, an average of 28 points per game, during their six-game win streak.

3. More quarterback problems: David Pevoto was the guy, but he was ineffective, then he got hurt. In stepped super soph Carson Williams. He couldn't get the job done, either. So another year goes by with Army getting little production out of the most important position on the field. Williams is the favorite to start next year, but fans' confidence in him is starting to dwindle.

4. No where to run: At one point, Army went 30 quarters without a rushing touchdown. Put simply, that's unacceptable. The Black Knights rushing offense, actually the entire unit, was mediocre at best. Army finished 111th out of 119 teams in the nation with an average of 87.42 yards per game.

5. Six-pack, Part II: At 3-3, Army had at least a chance to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 1996.

Then, the wheels came off. The Black Knights lost six in a row to Central Michigan, Georgia Tech, Air Force, Rutgers, Tulsa and Navy. It marked the second straight year Army lost six games in a row to end the season.

6. Speaking of the Air Force loss: A year after losing to the Falcons 43-7 at home, Army didn't fare much better in Colorado Springs. Air Force ran all over Army, winning 30-10, behind 275 rushing yards by Chad Hall. Air Force outgained Army 542-181.

7. The 'D' never rests: Army's 'D' got off to a great start, giving up just 15 points in the season-opener against Akron, following that up by limiting Division I-AA Rhode Island to seven points. Army's defense gave up just 14 points to Wake Forest in Week 3. Led by players like Caleb Campbell, Jordan Murray and Ted Bentler, Army's defense played tough all year. But like other seasons, the unit seemed to tire, with the offense hanging them out to dry with rapid-fire three and outs. Still, Army's defense hung tough all year, finishing up the year with a strong effort against Navy's option offense.

8. Stan's the man: Stan Brock made his debut as Army head coach, going 3-9. His first-year isn't going to make anyone forget Earl Blaik, in fact, some on this board want him to go. But whether you think Brock was the right hire or not, he's still the guy. Brock deserves another year to prove himself. If he goes 3-9 next year, then, maybe, he should go.

9. The Black Knights go off: Army scored five touchdowns in four different ways on its way to a 37-21 win over Temple.

Corey Anderson got things going for Army, opening the game with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Jeremy Trimble added an 85-yard punt return and caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from Williams.

10. This is one thing nobody can take from us! We have one of the best punters in the country. Owen Tolson ranked seventh in the nation, averaging 44.97 yards per punt. He punted 73 times.


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