Saturday, November 19, 2016

Morgan State: Army staring at rare opportunity to secure a bowl bid

WEST POINT, New York -- With two games left in its season, Army is staring at a rare opportunity. Despite two straight losses, the Black Knights still have a slim chance to play in a bowl game for only the second time since 1996.

“There’s an opportunity out there if we can get a victory this Saturday,” coach Jeff Monken said. “We’ve got to get one this weekend if we’re going to have any hope.”

Army (5-5) hosts FCS foe Morgan State (2-7) on Senior Day at Michie Stadium, a special moment for a class that’s helped the program move forward in three seasons under Monken.

Time: 12 Noon 
Television: CBS Sports Network 
Announcers: Ben Holden (play-by-play), Jay Feely (color analyst) and John Schriffen (sideline)

“I, as the head coach, have leaned on those guys for leadership in the locker room, and to build the culture that it takes to win,” Monken said. “I’m confident that culture is being built and we are headed in the right direction.”

Army allowed a season-high 44 points in a loss to Notre Dame last week in San Antonio at The Alamodome. The triple option stalled, held to only 229 yards, but the Black Knights remain second in the nation in rushing with an average of 311 yards per contest.


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