Northwestern suffers tough road loss to Army 21-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

After starting the season 2-0, Northwestern faced a tough test in the triple option offense of Army. Unfortunately for ‘Cats fans, Northwestern wasn’t as prepared for it’s second road game of the season, and NU fell 21-14. [Read more…]

College Football 77 in 77: #75 Army Black Knights

I promise I will get through this entire preview without using this beaten to death cliche “the Army fights the more important battles away from the field.” or the equally shop-worn “what the Army does out there everyday in the world makes the games we love possible; they protect out freedom so we can enjoy college football.”

We get it. There’s no reason to keep making every national television appearance by Army a military recruiting infomercial. They won the “Armed Forces Bowl” isn’t that enough promotion already?

And get ready for that aircraft carrier Michigan State Spartans-North Carolina Tar Heels college basketball game. It’s going to be on Veterans Day, and it’ll take place aboard the same carrier that buried Osama bin Laden’s body at sea. Which means you’ll hear all those military cliches and more a million times over during the media broadcast of that game.

That said, this is a rather exciting time for the gridiron program at West Point.

By Paul M. Banks

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Viva la Sun Bowl! Notre Dame vs Miami: Game preview

Only few would have properly predicted the location of the old west Texas town of El Paso for the reunion, but nonetheless, the famed Notre Dame/Miami rivalry reignites on New Year’s Eve near the Mexican border.

Bowl games are a great reward for the teams as the players and coaches get to enjoy a few days of activities and events leading up to the game, but once the ball is kicked, no one will care that Coach Kelly took the team shopping for new boots.

Yes, that did happen.

Both teams thought they were set at the quarterback position going into the season, but entering the bowl game, that is not the case for either squad.

Jacory Harris has been wildly inconsistent all season, and the injury to the Irish’s Dayne Crist has thrust untested Tommy Rees into more action his freshman year than anyone anticipated.

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