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Post by gabn92 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 am

UMass was every bit as bad as advertised...But it sure felt good to see Army destroy them yesterday.

I figured we would win, but wasn’t sure we’d cover the 34.5 point spread. Great to see them play a full game on both sides. A couple of blown coverages and the fumble by Bernard the only blemishes.

Great to see the backups get some game reps...loved what Buchanan and Jones showed...feeling better about depth for next year.

Hoping this was just what the team needed to get back on track and finish strong.
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Post by palidog » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 am

A win is a win. But UMASS is a junior college team right now and this proves nothing. The same will be said about VMI. Hawaii and Navy are true tests. Interestingly, Michie started to empty out at halftime and by the end of the third quarter, it was half full.
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Re: Cathartic

Post by Mastergate » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:18 am

I stayed to the very end I'm thinking people that left 2 fold cold and 3:30 kick off LSU Alabama
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Re: Cathartic

Post by gabn92 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:16 am

Palidog...while I agree that UMass is terrible...I disagree that "this proves nothing."

A 56 point win against a bad team. Much better performance by Army all around than what we saw against the next-worst team they played this season, Morgan State. What would Army have had to have done against UMass to prove "something" to you?

I'm not suggesting that Army's win against UMass means they are back and we're ready for Hawaii and Navy, but the way they won and played gave me a lot of hope that this team is starting to figure some things out. 498 yards rushing...including finally actually running some true triple option and getting the ball in Walker's hands for the time in what seems like an eternity. TD's on 4 of 5 first half drives including first 3. 2 interceptions, 3 sacks and holding them to 125 yards of total offense...the defense showed great improvement as UMass O has put some points up on others and this was without Christansen anchoring the LB corps.

At a minimum, I think this win shows Army is capable of winning the remainder of it's games. 2 weeks ago, I didn't think Army was even capable of competing against AF, Hawaii and Navy...after the past 2 games...I think Army can win out...if we don't beat ourselves with mistakes.
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Re: Cathartic

Post by ArmyFan1995 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:39 pm

palidog wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 am
A win is a win. But UMASS is a junior college team right now and this proves nothing. The same will be said about VMI. Hawaii and Navy are true tests. Interestingly, Michie started to empty out at halftime and by the end of the third quarter, it was half full.
Because everyone was freezing and it was 42-7
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Re: Cathartic

Post by Mack270 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:33 pm

Shouldn't you be complaining about how Monken ran up the score?
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Re: Cathartic

Post by JKillerK » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:30 pm

I was wondering how long it would take for the running up the score complaint to surface.
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Re: Cathartic

Post by guppie58 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:15 am

Army really DID "run" up the score. Hah. Anyone?
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Re: Cathartic

Post by RABBLE » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:39 pm

I hate the term, "running up the score" !

What do you want them to do?

Run the wrong way?
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Re: Cathartic

Post by ColdWarYushok87 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:50 pm

ArmyFan1995 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:39 pm
palidog wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 am
A win is a win. But UMASS is a junior college team right now and this proves nothing. The same will be said about VMI. Hawaii and Navy are true tests. Interestingly, Michie started to empty out at halftime and by the end of the third quarter, it was half full.
Because everyone was freezing and it was 42-7
+1

I stayed through the alma mater but I can’t blame people for leaving. It was a cold one. Surprised to see how many people were actually in attendance to begin with.

Next week will hopefully result in a similar score and will be even colder.
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