WEST POINT, New York – The Army West Point football team powered its way to a 60-3 win over Morgan State on Saturday afternoon as Army celebrated Senior Day at Michie Stadium.
The Black Knights jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter thanks to touchdown runs by Andy Davidson and Ahmad Bradshaw, while the defense did their part by shutting down the Bears.
Army piled on 16 more points in the second quarter to take a 29-3 lead at halftime.
Davidson finished with 111 yards and two scores, while Cole Macek totaled 108 yards on just seven carries to go along with two touchdowns.
Jeremy Timpf had a team-high 10 total tackles, while James Nachtigal recorded two sacks for a combined loss of 14 yards.
Before the game, 16 members of the Class of 2017 were honored on the field.
ARMY HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
- Army moves to 6-5 on the season, and finishes the year 3-2 at Michie Stadium.
- It was Army's largest margin of victory since 1958, a 68-6 win over Colgate.
- The Black Knights out-gained the Bears, 561-124, including 504-28 on the ground. It is the third time this year that Army has surpassed 500 yards of total offense in a game.
- The game marked the first time since 2008 that the Black Knights held an opponent to under 175 total yards.
- On Senior Day, 15 of the 16 members of the 2017 class saw action. Steven Jackson has a season-ending injury and was unable to participate in the game.
- All three Army fullbacks found the end zone against Morgan State, with Davidson, Macek and Darnell Woolfolk all scoring.
- Woolfolk set a new career-long with a 42-yard rush midway through the first quarter.
- Army saw three players rush for over 100 yards for the first time since 2012 against Boston College.
- Woolfolk scored his seventh-career touchdown on a 27-yard carry, and his 104 rushing yards set a new career-high.
- Jordan Asberry's 50-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter set a new career-high, besting his 37-yard run against Notre Dame.
- Edgar Poe's 31-yard touchdown catch just before halftime moved him into a tie for sixth place on Army's all-time touchdown receptions list, with 11 career scores.
- Blake Wilson drilled a career-long 47-yard field goal with 2:57 remaining in the third quarter, the first for the Black Knights since their home contest against North Texas.
- Davidson tallied touchdown number nine for his career with his 19-yard score early in the fourth quarter.
- Macek recorded two touchdowns in the game's final nine minutes, setting a new personal career mark for scores in a game.
- Army scored twice in the final 2:45 to take a commanding 29-3 lead into the break, and never looked back, outscoring Morgan State, 31-0 in the second half.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Army forced a quick Morgan State punt and immediately embarked on an eight-play, 60-yard drive that culminated with Davidson's eighth-career touchdown. It was Davidson's first score since week five at Duke.
- The Black Knights forced another punt from Morgan State and a career-long 42-yard rush by Woolfolk, which setup a 5-yard touchdown run by Bradshaw. The score capped a quick three-play, 47-yard drive in just 40 seconds.
- A miscommunication on the extra-point snap caused Army to hold a 13-0 lead that would run through the end of the first quarter.
- Early in the second quarter, an Army muffed punt gave the Bears good field position on the Black Knights' 19-yard line. The Army defense held strong and forced a 24-yard field goal, making it a 13-3 game.
- The teams traded possessions before Asberry streaked down the sideline and into the end zone for a career-long 50-yard touchdown run. A two-point conversion gave Army a 21-3 lead.
- After forcing a quick punt from the Bears, Bradshaw found Poe for a 31-yard score, pushing the Black Knights' lead to 29-3 going into the half.
- Army continued its scoring barrage in the second half on Woolfolk's 27-yard scamper, making it a 36-3 contest.
- Junior Blake Wilson nailed a career-long 47-yard field goal in the third quarter.
- Davidson notched his second touchdown of the day with a 19-yard score, his ninth-career touchdown.
- Macek set a career-high with two touchdowns, as he scampered for a career-long 56-yard rush and then a 19-yard score in the fourth quarter.
- Army has two weeks off before traveling to Baltimore, Md., to face Navy in the 117th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA at M&T Bank Stadium. The game will kickoff at 3 p.m. on CBS.