ARMY: Army is 3-1 after Saturday's 35-21 win at Duke. It marks the first time
since 1996 the Black Knights are two games over .500. The win also snapped a
17-game road losing streak to ACC foes. Turnovers were the key, as Army forced
five turnovers that led to 28 points. In fact, the Black Knights are 7-0 under
coach Rich Ellerson when winning the turnover battle. Stephen Anderson, Donnie
Dixon and Richard King all notched interceptions, while Donovan Travis and
Josh McNary each had a fumble recovery. The Army offense held the ball for
nearly 40 minutes and enjoyed a 248-111 edge in the rushing department.
Quarterback Trent Steelman had a team-high 62 yards and a touchdown on 18
carries. He also completed 4-of-6 passes for 85 yards and two scores. Army is
back at it this Saturday afternoon against Temple at home.
NAVY: The Midshipmen were idle this past weekend. They've won two straight
since opening the season with a loss at Maryland. Next up, they'll travel to
Air Force this weekend in the first leg of the Commander-in-Chief's series.
NOTRE DAME: The Fighting Irish were downed by No. 9 Stanford, 37-14, over the
weekend. It marked Notre Dame's third straight loss since starting the season
with an 11-point win over Purdue. Overall, the Irish have dropped seven of
their last eight games and have now loss 11 straight against Top-25 teams.
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck did throw his first two interceptions of the
year in Saturday's game. However, the Irish managed only a field goal off
three Cardinal turnovers for the day. Their only touchdown came with six
minutes to play and the outcome all but decided. Dayne Crist was 25-of-44 for
304 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Michael Floyd paced the UND
receiving corps with 110 yards on eight catches, while Theo Riddick made seven
grabs for 71 yards and a score. Notre Dame will look to rebound on Saturday
night when it visits Boston College.