Preview 2018: Army Black Knights. It's All Working Now

Preview 2018: Army Black Knights. It's All Working Now

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Preview 2018: Army Black Knights. It's All Working Now


Best Army Offensive Player

RB Darnell Woolfolk, Sr.
A tough-as-nails 5-9, 235-pounder, despite missing three games, he finished second on the team with 812 yards and 14 scores averaging over five yards per carry. More steady than sensational, others cranked out the big yards with their quickness, he added a bit more pop – but he can move, too.

One of the team captains, he’s the main man for the offense, the running game, and the team, too. He can handle the workload.

2. FB Andy Davidson, Sr.
3. RB Kell Walker, Jr.
4. C Bryce Holland, Sr.
5. QB Kelvin Hopkins, Jr.

Best Army Defensive Player

LB James Nachtigal, Sr.
An athletic popper in the middle of the Army defense, he’s a thick 6-0, 235-pounder who can move enough to get into the backfield as well as be the star against the run. He cranked up five sacks and eight tackles for loss to go along with his team-high 103 tackles.

All over everything against Navy, he was terrific with his 11 stops in the snow – doing everything possible to keep Malcolm Perry in check – and had a three-game midseason stretch with 36 tackles.

2. LB Cole Christiansen, Jr.
3. S James Gibson, Sr.
4. CB Elijah Riley, Jr.
5. DT Raymond Wright, Sr.

Key Player To A Successful Season

QB Kelvin Hopkins, Jr. 
The Army quarterback is more of a running back, with Ahmad Bradshaw showing off with 1,746 yards and 14 scores. The 5-10, 205-pound Hopkins has the size to be a bit of a workhorse, running for 40 yards in his limited work last season.

Senior Luke Langdon can step in and run the attack, and sophomores Cam Thomas and Christian Anderson are interesting options getting their shot. No matter who’s under center, good luck replacing Bradshaw.

Key Game To The Army Season

Navy, Dec. 8 (in Philadelphia)
With no conference title to play for, and with way too many easy games to worry about not getting bowl eligible, the season comes down to THE game.

Yeah, beating San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl was cool, but the 14-13 thriller over Navy will be what everyone remembers. After years of getting beaten on, two straight wins over the Midshipmen have changed up the rivalry. Three in a row will be a true trend and shifting of the power.

2017 Army Fun Stats

– Field Goals: Opponents 6-of-11 – Army 3-of-8
– Passing Yards: Opponents 2,298 – Army 361
– 4th Down Conversions: Opponents 14-of-19 (74%) – Army 19-of-30 (63%)

NEXT: Final Prediction & What Will Happen


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