Part of this was no doubt because the Army defense was on the field a lot in the first half. Army's offense was slow to get going last night, punting on their first possession and struggling with the Fullback Dive all night. Rice has a decent running defense, and they were stout most of the night in the middle of the field. They have good D-Tackles. The game broke open because of Regan's interception, though, and from there, the Owls' sloppy play put them deep in a hole. But when you score like that on defense and continually give your offense a short field, it means that your defense is gonna be out there a lot, too. Army forced some punts, but there were also quite a few would-be disastrously long running plays that ended as stripped balls. Granted, that's better than allowing rushing touchdowns and sustained drives, but Army still has some work to do to stop teams from running the football on them.
From what I heard, Army fans outnumbered Rice fans last night, making this something like an Army home game. A couple of friends sent me pictures. It looked like a fun night.
|Rice Stadium. Pictures courtesy of Andy Rieger & Baq Shah,|
USMA Class of 1995.
|That's what we want to see.|
|The Alma Mater.|
|I set up my own tailgate last night. We'd planned to make a fire in the fire pit,|
but it was too warm. So I grilled, & we watched the game outside.
|Army scored a lot of points last night.|
Go Army! Beat Eastern Michigan!!!