Report Card: Army vs. New Hampshire

It's in the record books now. New Hampshire 28 Army 10. ArmySports.com's analyzes every element of the Black Knight's performance and assigns a grade to each area.


Army
10

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New Hampshire
28

AREA
GRADE
COMMENTS
PASSING OFFENSE
C
Army was on the way to an 'A' in their passing grade until Carson Williams was injured. He was 7 of 7 for 95 yards and a touchdown when he went down with an injury in the second quarter. Who knows what would have happened had he been able to play the entire game.
RUSHING OFFENSE
D-
55 rushes for 169 yards and four fumbles. This won't cut it for an option team. The turnovers were killers. Army needs to cut those turnovers in half and double the yardage.
PASSING DEFENSE
B
Army fans should be thankful for defensive coodinator John Mumford. Without his tough defense things would not be just ugly but really, really ugly. Army limited New Hampsire to 138 yards passing. Donovan Travis picked off a pass for Army in the first half.
RUSHING DEFENSE
C+
A decent performance by the Black Knight defenders. Josh McNary had 8 tackles for the Black Knights who held UNH to 169 rushing.
SPECIAL TEAMS
D-
Poor again here. Another kickoff for a touchdown? Maybe the Army staff should consider just kicking it out of bounds and giving opponents the ball at the 40 so Mumford's defense can actually stop them. Matthew Campbell kicked a 42-yard field goal just before the half so that was a positive.
COACHING
D-
They say a team makes it's biggest improvement between the first and second game. If that is the case with Army then they are in trouble. Hopeffully the staff can get some things fixed during this bye week.
OVERALL GRADE
D+
Losing to a lower division team is certainly not something any player wants to do. That said, for the second week in a row Army lost to a team that is much more experienced and talented. New Hampshire would likely have a good shot at knocking off about 1/3 of the Bowl Subdivision teams. Watching this game was like getting a root canal. Let's hope we don't have to experience anymore like this.

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