Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
ARMY - The Black Knights notched their second victory of the season on
Saturday as they topped fellow service academy member Air Force, 41-21. With
the victory, Army snapped a 13-game losing streak in service academy games and
remains eligible for its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996. That
trophy will be decided in the annual Army-Navy game on Dec. 8 in Philadelphia.
Trent Steelman ran for a game-high 101 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Larry Dixon added 89 rushing yards and a TD, while Raymond Maples ran for 73
yards and a score to help the Black Knights (2-7) snap a six-game slide in the
head-to-head series. Defensively, they held Air Force running back Cody Getz,
who entered the game fourth in the nation with 132.6 rushing yards per game,
to a mere 23 yards on 14 carries.In fact, the Black Knights allowed only one
touchdown through the first three quarters. Sophomore linebacker Geoffrey
Bacon led the Army defense with 13 tackles and an interception. Senior Nate
Combs had with eight stops, including two for losses, an interception, a pass
breakup and a fourth-quarter touchdown on a fumble recovery.
BYU - The Cougars were idle this past weekend. They need to win one of their
final three games to become bowl eligible, and Idaho comes to town this
NAVY - The Midshipmen continue to turn things around after a 1-3 start, as
they notched their fifth consecutive victory with Saturday's 24-17 triumph
over Florida Atlantic. They are now bowl eligible for the ninth time in 10
seasons. The team will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park in San
Francisco on Dec. 29 against a projected opponent from the Pac-12. Keenan
Reynolds was the star on Saturday as he threw for 147 yards and two
touchdowns, while also rushing for 159 yards and a score. Reynolds converted
8-of-15 passes and led the team in rushing on 26 attempts. Brandon Turner only
had two receptions for 45 yards but each catch was for a touchdown. After
falling behind 10-0, Navy rallied to score on four consecutive possessions and
take control. Since taking over as Navy's starting quarterback four games ago,
Reynolds has passed for eight touchdowns and run for four more. He'll look to
keep it going when Navy travels to Troy this week.
NOTRE DAME - The Fighting Irish have looked impressive in beating some big-
time competition throughout the season. But on Saturday, they needed some
breaks to knock off Pittsburgh in triple-overtime, 29-26. Notre Dame switched
spots with Oregon in this week's BCS standings, moving from No. 3 to No. 4.
After being benched at halftime, freshman quarterback Everett Golson came back
into the game and rallied the Irish back from a 14-point deficit with two
fourth-quarter TD passes. He sent the game to overtime with a two-point
conversion with 2:11 remaining, then later won it on a QB sneak in the third
OT. That third extra session was almost not needed. After trading field goals
in the first overtime, Notre Dame senior running back Cierre Wood fumbled the
ball while trying to dive over the goal line. Pittsburgh recovered in the end
zone, but Kevin Harper missed a potential 33-yard game-winning field goal to
keep the game going. The Irish, who are 9-0 for the first time since 1993,
will visit Boston College this weekend.
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