Tag:Alexander Teich
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:16 pm
Edited on: December 10, 2011 6:16 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Navy 27 Army 21

Posted by Tom Fornelli

NAVY WON. For the tenth straight season the Navy emerged victorious in its annual game against Army. Things looked as though they might get out of hand early, as two Army turnovers helped lead to a 14-0 Navy lead, but Army would fight back to tie the game just before halftime. Both teams then swapped touchdowns on their first drives of the second half, but Army mistakes and turnovers helped settle things in the final quarter.

It's not often that a quarterback playing with a dislocated elbow on his throwing arm is your player of the game, but that was the case for Navy's Kriss Proctor on Saturday. Proctor rushed for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Midshipmen, and Alexander Teich rushed for 93 yards and Navy's other touchdown. Army was led by Trent Steelman who had 139 total yards and 2 touchdowns on the day, and Malcolm Brown who rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown of his own.

WHY NAVY WON. It was a very close contest, as you'd expect from two teams who are so similar to one another, but if there was any real difference in this game it was that Navy dominated time of possession. Combine that with 5 penalties and 3 turnovers for Army, and that was essentially your difference.

WHEN NAVY WON. With 4 minutes remaining in the game and down 27-21, Army faced a 4th and 7 at the Navy 25-yard line. That's when Trent Steelman was stuffed behind the line of scrimmage by Navy linebacker Matt Warrick. Army turned it over on downs and Navy then bled the rest of the clock.

WHAT NAVY WON. Neither of these schools is going to a bowl game this season, which just adds more significance to what this game meant for both schools this season. So it's a victory that Navy will surely cherish, and the fact that it's now 10 wins in a row only makes it that much sweeter.

WHAT ARMY LOST. It never feels good to lose to Navy, and to lose to the Middies ten times in a row hurts even more. Of course, as we all know, everybody on that football field on Saturday is going to go on and do a lot more important things than play a football game.
Posted on: October 1, 2011 4:00 pm
Edited on: October 1, 2011 4:40 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Air Force 35, Navy 34 (OT)


Posted by Chip Patterson

AIR FORCE WON. Eight of the last ten Air Force-Navy games have been decided by a one-score margin. So when Air Force jumped out to a 28-10 lead in the fourth quarter, it seemed as though this annually decisive showdown in the battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy might be different. However, Navy scored 18 points in the final 9:34 - including recovering an on sides kick and converting a 2-point attempt - to tie the game and send it to overtime. Navy's failure to convert on the extra point following overtime's first touchdown eventually decided the outcome and Air Force defended the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy with a 35-34 win.

HOW AIR FORCE WON: Falcons' quarterback Tim Jefferson orchestrated three methodical scoring drives in the first half, and the defense held strong against the bruising Navy offensive attack. The Midshipmen dominated the stats, with 466 total yards of offense and more than 40 minutes time of possession, but Air Force came up with enough big plays thanks to Ty MacCurther and Asher Clark.

WHEN AIR FORCE WON: It appeared the Falcons had this game won at several different points, but due to Navy's resilience it wasn't over until the final whistle blew. Jefferson punched in the touchdown for Air Force after Navy missed the extra point on the opening drive of overtime.

WHAT AIR FORCE WON: A great road victory against a very good Navy team.  Blowing that fourth quarter lead would have been a terrible way to head into a big-time matchup next Saturday against Notre Dame in South Bend.  The win also makes the Falcons 32-3 under head coach Troy Calhoun when leading at the start of the fourth quarter.  

WHAT NAVY LOST: Likely a chance to reclaim the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The Midshipmen held on to the heralded hardware from 2003-2009 before falling to the 14-6 to the Falcons in Colorado Springs a year ago. Terrific comeback though, and memorable game for the series.

THAT WAS CRAZY: Everything? Everything.

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:51 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2010 12:24 am
 

Notre Dame loses Ian Williams to torn MCL

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Over the last few years, Notre Dame has grown somewhat accustomed to being on the wrong end of a beating.  Still, the school's loss to Navy over the weekend took things to a brand new level.  Suddenly a Navy team that the Irish once held a 43-game win streak over beat them for the third time in four years, and this time did it via a 35-17 evisceration.

Navy fullback Alexander Teich ran the ball down Notre Dame's throat repeatedly, finishing the afternoon with 210 yards on 26 carries.  When the Irish defense sit down to watch the tape this week, they might fall under the impression they're watching a snuff film rather than a football game.  So, if it wasn't obvious to Notre Dame before Saturday that its run defense needs a lot of work, it definitely is now.

Though it's going to be very hard to improve now that the team has learned starting nose tackle Ian Williams is going to miss the next four to six weeks with a torn MCL.  Which could mean that the senior's season, and career, at Notre Dame are over because at 4-4 on the season, there is no guarantee that the Irish will be going to a bowl game this winter.

Williams suffered the injury during the third quarter of the game, and according to CBS' sideline reporter Sam Ryan, he was seen sobbing on the sideline before an air cast was put on his leg. 

Posted on: October 23, 2010 1:33 pm
Edited on: October 23, 2010 2:30 pm
 

Navy running over Notre Dame

Posted by Tom Fornelli



















The days of Notre Dame 's 43-game win streak over Navy seem like a very long time ago.  At halftime in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Midshipmen look like they're ready to pick up their third win over the Irish in the last four years, leading 21-10 at the half.

Notre Dame's defense is just being gashed by the option attack of Navy, as the Middies have put together scoring drives of 99 and 71 yards, with Alexander Teich , Gee Gee Green and Ricky Dobbs exploiting huge holes and missed assignments all day.  Navy tacked on another touchdown just before the half after Dayne Crist threw an interception to leave a short field for the Midshipmen.

The defining play of the first half came on Notre Dame's first drive, when facing a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line, Crist was stuffed on a quarterback sneak.  Navy then countered with that 99-yard touchdown drive, 84 of which came courtesy of Teich on a 54-yard run up the middle and a 30-yard touchdown catch on a screen pass.

Brian Kelly said before the game that wide receiver Michael Floyd, who has been battling a hamstring injury all week, would only play in an emergency.  I wonder if being down 21-10 at halftime constitutes one?

 
 
 
 
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