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Army holds off Duke 21-16, finishes unbeaten at home

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Chalk up another milestone for Army coach Jeff Monken.

Ahmad Bradshaw scored on an 18-yard run, Javhari Bourdeau returned a blocked punt for another touchdown, and Army beat mistake-prone Duke 21-16 on Saturday to finish the season unbeaten in six games at Michie Stadium.

It's the first Army team to be perfect at home in a season since 1996. That the victory came on Veterans Day and two years after Duke had embarrassed the Black Knights 44-3 on their home turf made it that much more special.

''Just a fantastic day to be able to represent the Army and the way we did,'' said Monken, in his fourth season at West Point. ''I think that's the best thing that we can do on this day is play like we did, with a lot of toughness and a lot of grit.

''It wasn't perfect, but in the end it was good enough. I'm really, really proud of our team.''

Army (8-2), fresh from a dominating 21-0 victory at Air Force, has won six in a row. Duke (4-6) is headed in the opposite direction, having lost six straight, and now has to win its final two games to become eligible to play in a bowl game.

''We're going to run to it,'' said Duke quarterback Daniel Wilson, who was 19 of 29 for 164 yards and one interception passing and scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter. ''We still have an opportunity to finish strong. We'll do our best to do that.''

Duke was 4-1 in its previous five meetings with Army, but the Blue Devils were done in by the blocked kick and a lost fumble despite a staunch defensive effort.

Army, which entered the game ranked first in rushing in the nation behind its triple option, had only three possessions in the second half, but one in the fourth quarter hurt the Blue Devils in a big way.

After Wilson guided Duke to a touchdown that moved the Blue Devils within five points early in the final quarter - he was stuffed on the two-point conversion attempt - Bradshaw guided Army on a 75-yard drive in 18 plays that lasted 12:24 and gave Duke little margin for error.

When Duke defensive tackle Mike Ramsay blocked a 20-yard field goal attempt by Blake Wilson to breathe new life into a late comeback with just over four minutes left, the Army defense swarmed all over Wilson. In a series of three straight plays, he was hit twice as he tried to pass and sacked by defensive back Elijah Riley, forcing a punt with just over two minutes left. Duke never got the ball back.

''I was convinced that we had a real shot to win the game right there with that field-goal block,'' Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. ''Two turnovers stopped us.''

In the first half, Duke outgained Army and even held the ball a tad longer than the Black Knights.

After falling behind 3-0, Army drove 80 yards in 11 plays to gain a lead it never relinquished, with Andy Davidson rushing for 37 yards on four carries to help set up Darnell Woolfolk's 3-yard touchdown.

Army then forced the Blue Devils to punt, and Davidson used his expertise on special teams to block the kick. Bourdeau, a freshman defensive back, quickly scooped it up and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown and a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter.

When Duke got the ball back, the Blue Devils committed another gaffe. Daniel Jones mishandled a snap on first down and Army safety Rhyan England recovered the fumble at the Army 36.

The triple option offers an element of mystery when it comes to Army, which did not attempt a pass in the win over Air Force and ranks last nationally in passing. Bradshaw stunned Duke with his only throw of the game, hitting a wide-open Kell Walker down the left side for 42 yards on a third-and-9 play. Two plays later, Bradshaw scored untouched over right tackle for what proved to be the decisive score.

''Being able to go win our eighth game and go undefeated at home this year, it's just very special to be a part of that,'' senior defensive end John Voit said. ''Helping build that (winning) culture, it's been amazing, surreal. I don't think it's hit me yet.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Duke: Coming off a bye week, Duke faced the first of two straight games against the triple option with Georgia Tech next on the schedule. The Blue Devils held Army to a season-low 226 yards rushing, well below its average of 365.4 yards, so that bodes well for next week.

''It felt good knowing that we could hold this team,'' Ramsay said. ''They've kind of dominated a lot of other teams. Being able to shut them down, get that field goal blocked, was a big momentum change for the team.''

Army: The Black Knights continued their impressive run, overcoming an Atlantic Coast Conference team that was desperate for a win. They can match the school record for victories in a season if they win their final two games.

UP NEXT

Duke: The Blue Devils host Georgia Tech next Saturday afternoon.

Army: The Black Knights are at North Texas next Saturday night.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 14:56
17-D.Jones to ARM 2 for no gain
plays
yds
pos
16
21
Touchdown 15:00
22-B.Brown runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
14
plays
67
yds
6:08
pos
16
21
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:53
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
21
Touchdown 3:53
17-D.Jones runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
86
yds
04:23
pos
9
21
Point After TD 8:20
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 8:20
17-A.Bradshaw runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
64
yds
02:38
pos
3
20
Point After TD 14:40
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 14:51
punts 4 yards from DUK 21 blocked by 40-A.Davidson. 25-C.Slomka runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
-1
yds
01:47
pos
3
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:11
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 2:11
33-D.Woolfolk runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
80
yds
06:17
pos
3
6
Field Goal 8:40
42-A.Parker 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
51
yds
04:06
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 22 17
Rushing 7 14
Passing 12 1
Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Conv 7-12 5-10
4th Down Conv 1-2 1-2
Total Net Yards 221 268
Total Plays 64 58
Avg Gain 3.5 4.6
Net Yards Rushing 90 226
Rush Attempts 34 57
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 4.0
Net Yards Passing 131 42
Comp. - Att. 19-30 1-1
Yards Per Pass 4.4 42.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-33 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-43 6-49
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 3 2
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 1-43.0 1-38.0
Return Yards 75 84
Punts - Returns 1-3 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 4-72 4-84
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/2 3/4
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Duke 4-6 370616
Army West Point 8-2 7140021
131 PASS YDS 42
90 RUSH YDS 226
221 TOTAL YDS 268
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.5% 164 0 1 106.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.5% 1916 8 8 104.5
D. Jones 19/29 164 0 1
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
T. Rahming 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
118 632 5
S. Wilson 7 46 0 22
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 22 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
114 314 4
D. Jones 19 22 1 12
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 16 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 512 5
B. Brown 6 16 2 5
J. Lloyd 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
J. Lloyd 1 3 0 3
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 3 0
T. Rahming 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
50 619 1
T. Rahming 3 40 0 15
A. Young 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 173 1
A. Young 3 32 0 11
C. Taylor 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 210 1
C. Taylor 3 32 0 17
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 176 1
S. Wilson 4 21 0 11
Q. Chambers 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 87 0
Q. Chambers 1 18 0 18
J. Lloyd 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 297 1
J. Lloyd 4 16 0 6
D. Koppenhaver 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 106 3
D. Koppenhaver 1 5 0 5
D. Helm 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 106 0
D. Helm 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
13/17 26/27
A. Parker 1/1 22 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 43.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 41.7 0
A. Parker 1 43.0 0 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 18.0 43 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 24.8 43 0
S. Wilson 4 18.0 43 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 7.4 3 0
T. Rahming 1 3.0 3 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Bradshaw 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 42 0 0 452.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
30.6% 232 1 2 82.7
A. Bradshaw 1/1 42 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Bradshaw 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 96 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
162 1228 9
A. Bradshaw 20 96 1 18
A. Davidson 40 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 64 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
83 445 2
A. Davidson 10 64 0 19
D. Woolfolk 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 51 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
106 548 9
D. Woolfolk 16 51 1 7
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 544 6
K. Walker 4 6 0 4
C. Holt 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 207 1
C. Holt 1 5 0 5
J. Trainor 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 37 1
J. Trainor 2 4 0 3
C. Slomka 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 181 4
C. Slomka 2 2 0 1
J. Asberry 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 96 0
J. Asberry 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 111 0
K. Walker 1 42 0 42
J. Asberry 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 78 1
J. Asberry 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Voit 59 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Voit 1-0 1.0 0
J. Nachtigal 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Nachtigal 1-0 1.0 0
E. Riley 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 1.5
E. Riley 1-1 1.5 1
R. Wright 77 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
R. Wright 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Wilson 18 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/7 36/36
B. Wilson 0/1 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Schrage 38 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 38.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 44.8 0
N. Schrage 1 38.0 0 38
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 21.0 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 21.4 38 0
K. Walker 4 21.0 38 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:46 DUKE 45 4:06 8 51 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:03 DUKE 22 1:47 6 25 TD
14:30 DUKE 13 3:25 9 51 Fumble
8:16 DUKE 14 4:23 11 86 TD
1:06 DUKE 31 0:06 2 -2 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 DUKE 43 3:51 9 34 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:22 DUKE 33 6:00 16 67
4:15 DUKE 17 1:42 6 -2 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 ARMY 46 1:56 4 9 Downs
8:28 ARMY 20 6:17 11 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:58 ARMY 36 2:38 5 64 TD
3:47 ARMY 16 2:24 6 18 Punt
0:52 ARMY 29 0:43 2 5 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:52 ARMY 30 4:22 8 22 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 ARMY 22 10:24 19 75 FG Miss
2:24 ARMY 37 1:49 5 13 Game