Army defeated Eastern Michigan on Saturday night, 27-14. Each week
ArmySports.com recognizes a top offensive player, defensive player
and unsung heroes. Look inside to find out which players
ArmySports.com is honoring this week.
Army gets big win at Eastern Michigan in the opening game. Head coach
and plebe starting quarterback Trent Steelman
victories in their debuts.
OFFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME
Rarely mentioned in the preseason by Army media, Ehie's name rang
loud across the nation after rushing for 75 yards and two touchdowns
to help the Black Knights down the Eagles. Kingsley had 12 carries
for 75 yards. He had some nice runs including 17, 9, and 10 yard
DEFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME
McNary was counted on before the season to be one of Army's
defensive stalwarts. He more than delivered on Saturday. He and
thrived under Ellerson's new swarm defense. McNary
finished with 9 tackles and 2 and 1/2 sacks. Early on in the game,
after the Cadets had taken a 6-0 lead, McNary made his presence
known when he pressured EMU quarterback Andy Schmitt
and forced him
to throw a bad pass that was intercepted by Donovan Travis
. In all
McNary was in on four different sacks of Schmitt.
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE GAME
As the new punter, Bulls was one of the question marks for Army
before the game. He turned out to be one heck of a punter. He had
seven punts for a 41-yard average and one went for 48 yards. In the
second quarter one of his punts was downed at the EMU 7-yard-line.
It only took the Eagles one play to fumble and the Black Knights
went on to capitalize by scoring their second touchdown of the day.
DB No. 14 Joshua Jackson
There has been much said about the Trent Steelman and his debut with
Army as the quarterback. However, another freshman who played big
part in Saturday's victory was defensive back Joshua Jackson. Late
in the fourth quarter after EMU had cut the Army lead to 13 and
still had time to pull out a win, Jackson intercepted a pass and
returned it to the EMU 13 and was essentially the final nail in for
the Eagles' coffin.