ARMY: Army suffered a heartbreaking 42-35 loss to Temple on Saturday afternoon to fall to 3-2 on the season. After taking a 28-13 lead midway through the third quarter, the Army defense gave up four straight touchdowns to Temple as the game slipped away. Just before kickoff, it was announced the Owls had scratched starting running back and Heisman hopeful Bernard Pierce with a high ankle sprain. However, backup Matt Brown got the nod and torched the Army defense for 226 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. For Army, quarterback Trent Steelman set a career-high with four touchdown runs and finished with 65 yards on the ground. He also completed 9-of-16 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. Army plays at Tulane this Saturday.
NAVY: Navy fell to 2-2 following Saturday's 14-6 loss at Air Force. It was the first time in the last eight years that Navy lost to the rival Falcons. The key play came early in the fourth quarter when freshman Jamil Cooks leaped over a blocker to block a punt and set up Air Force's decisive touchdown. The Navy offense had one final chance and drove to the Air Force 33-yard line before Ricky Dobbs was intercepted with 25 seconds to play. Whereas in years past Air Force struggled to contain Navy's option attack, this time it was Navy struggling with the Falcons' ground game, which racked up 292 yards (5.5 ypc) and two scores on the day. Dobbs was held to just 43 yards on 18 carries for Navy, while Vince Murray managed just 45 yards on 14 totes. The Midshipmen will play at Wake Forest this Saturday evening.
NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame snapped a three-game skid with Saturday's 31-13 win at Boston College. Each of the team's three previous losses had come against nationally-ranked opponents. Against BC, Dayne Crist completed 24-of-44 passes for 203 yards and three total touchdowns, as the Irish built a 21-point lead and never looked back. Armando Allen ran for 90 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while Theo Riddick caught nine passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Notre Dame converted 8-of-19 third downs and scored on all five of its trips to the red zone, including four touchdowns. Defensively, the Irish held the Eagles to 270 total yards. Carlo Calabrese and Manti Te'o shared team-high honors with 10 tackles apiece for Notre Dame. The Irish will host Pittsburgh this coming Saturday.