Army 70, Houston 14 in the Armed Forces Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the win, and what it all means.
5. This offense, when it works, is a thing of beauty
It’s not like Army could slow it down and stop once the game got out of hand. What was it supposed to do to take its foot off the gas – start throwing it?
Army ran 58 times for 507 yards and eight touchdowns. There was a passing touchdown, there were points after Kelvin Hopkins left the game hurt. There were no punts, but there was one lost fumble to break up the run of points.
Ten offensive drives, nine touchdowns.
Ten Black Knights carried the ball, with Darnell Woolfolk running for 71 yards, Jordan Asberry taking off for 63, Artice Hobbs for 61, and on and on and on.
It was just the second time all year Army ran for over 400 yards – running for 449 against Liberty – and the first time it hit 500 since ripping up North Texas for 534 in a loss two years ago.
It was magnificent.