ARMY: The Black Knights suffered a gut-wrenching 31-28 loss at home to Hawaii
on Saturday afternoon. Army was driving in to set up the potential game-
winning field goal in the final minute, but Max Jenkins fumbled and Hawaii put
together a lightning-quick drive to set up a 31-yard field goal with seven
seconds remaining. Army had rallied from a 21-0 deficit, only to watch in
shock as the Warriors celebrated. Earlier in the fourth quarter, Army had
wasted a 17-play, 74-yard drive that ate up more than eight minutes when the
Black Knights had a field goal blocked. The secondary had a tough time
containing Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz, who finished with 343 yards and
three touchdowns through the air. Jared Hassin led the Army ground attack with
83 yards and a touchdown. The Black Knights will look to rebound this Saturday
against North Texas.
NAVY: It wasn't pretty, but the Midshipmen will take their 13-7 win over
Georgia Southern and move on to next week. Ricky Dobbs scored the team's only
touchdown on a one-yard sneak in the first half, extending his streak of 15
straight starts with a touchdown. However, the big plays were few and far
between for the Midshipmen. Last week, Navy's triple-option attack netted 485
yards in a loss to Maryland. This week, however, Navy posted just 193 total
yards, including 109 on the ground. Dobbs was bottled up to the tune of 44
yards on 25 carries. But defensively, the Midshipmen held Georgia Southern to
eight first downs and only 109 total yards. Navy begins a three-game road
swing at Louisiana Tech this Saturday.
NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame lost a tough 28-24 decision to Michigan on Saturday
afternoon. With 3:41 remaining, UND quarterback Dayne Crist ignited the home
crowd with a 95-yard touchdown pass to put the Fighting Irish ahead. However,
the defense could not hold fort, as Michigan drove for the game-winning
touchdown in the final minute. Crist was knocked out of the game in the first
half but was able to return and lead the offense. The Irish defense had all
kinds of trouble with athletic Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson, who ran
for 258 yards and two TDs, in addition to passing for 244 yards and a score.
Crist finished with 277 yards and two touchdowns despite missing most of the
first half. Kyle Rudolph led the receiving corps with eight catches for 164
yards and a TD. Notre Dame travels to Michigan State this weekend.