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Woolfolk scores 3 times, Army holds off Colgate 28-14

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Army coach Jeff Monken breathed a sigh of relief after the Black Knights finished their second straight unbeaten season at home. Now, he has three weeks to prepare for archrival Navy.

Fullback Darnell Woolfolk rushed for three touchdowns, the 10th time in his career with multiple scores, and Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for another score as Army held off Championship Subdivision foe Colgate 28-14 on Saturday to snap the Raiders' 14-game winning streak.

Army (9-2), which just missed breaking into the AP Top 25 this week, has won seven in a row and 13 straight at Michie Stadium over two seasons. The last time the Black Knights accomplished back-to-back unbeaten seasons at home was in the mid-1980s.

''I think it's really important to win at home,'' Monken said. ''When we play here, we're going to be hard to beat. Credit to our guys. They have a good defense. They held us down. We didn't run as effectively as we normally do and we certainly didn't stop the run as well as we have this year.''

This one wasn't so easy against the sixth-ranked Raiders, who had dominated in winning their first nine games with a stalwart, gang-tackling defense that had allowed only 29 points in nine games. That defense limited the second-ranked rushing team in the nation to 261 yards rushing, 46 below its average, as Army only outgained Colgate 286-251.

Raiders tailback James Holland was a big part of that, rushing for 166 yards and averaging 9.2 yards per carry against the ninth-best run defense in the Bowl Subdivision. Army was allowing just under 100 yards a game. Holland's 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter narrowed Army's lead to 21-14.

''That's a good football team,'' Monken said. ''I told our team it was going to be a battle. They made us earn every yard.''

Army's triple option never gave the Raiders the chance to tie, keeping the ball for over 7 minutes. Woolfolk secured the victory with a 3-yard score with 2:06 left, his 37th career TD rushing to tie Mike Mayweather for third all-time at West Point.

''Our kids kept fighting,'' Colgate coach Dan Hunt said. ''They weren't playing, `Oh, let's just hope they kill it at 21-14 so the score looks good. They were trying to get a stop and get the ball back. Army made a play when they had to. Hats off to them.

''We just couldn't get the stop. That's what they do.''

The Raiders had not allowed a point in the first quarter all season. That changed the first time the Black Knights got the ball.

After forcing Colgate into a three-and-out on the first possession of the game, Army drove 49 yards in eight plays. Hopkins had four carries for 37 yards, scoring on 3-yard run for a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

''We talked about it all week. If we got out ahead, we've got to try to put it away,'' Woolfolk said. ''They've got a great defense. They fought back.''

The Black Knights forced another punt and drove 76 yards in 16 plays to score again. Hopkins kept the drive going with a fourth-down conversion, Army's 30th in 33 tries, and Kell Walker's 10-yard gain off a pitch left set up Woolfolk's first touchdown.

Unfazed by the step up on competition and playing with a senior quarterback making just his second career start, Colgate proved a stubborn foe. Raiders safety Alec Wisniewski slammed Hopkins on a run right, forcing a fumble that was scooped up by Tyler Castillo and returned 35 yards for a touchdown to cut Army's lead to 14-7 with 5:52 left in the third. It was the first lost fumble by the Army offense since the season opener at Duke.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colgate: The Raiders excelled in a down year for the Patriot League. The other six teams behind Colgate were a combined 16-44 before Saturday and ranked at the bottom of the national statistics offensively. Still, the Raiders acquitted themselves well against Army and Holland is a real force in the backfield. He boosted his season total to 1,065 yards rushing with 12 TDs and likely will be an important factor in the NCAA playoffs.

Army: The Black Knights managed to hold off the Raiders and now have a nice respite to get healthy before the season finale against Navy.

CLOSE BUT

Colgate held its own statistically in the first half despite trailing 14-0 at the break as Army outgained the Raiders just 138-128 and was helped by two big penalties. In the first quarter, a third-down reception by Owen Buscaglia gave the Raiders a first down at the Army 40, but it was nullified by a pass interference penalty, and later a 58-yard catch-and-run by Thomas Ives off a flanker screen was wiped out by a holding call.

REMEMBERING BRANDON

Army honored 25 seniors in pregame ceremonies, including the late Brandon Jackson, who was killed in a single-car crash after a big home victory two years ago. Jackson's mother, Morna Davis, was on the field to represent him.

UP NEXT

Colgate awaits the announcement of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Sunday.

Army has three weeks off until it meets archrival Navy in Philadelphia.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:06
96-J.Abercrombie extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 2:10
33-D.Woolfolk runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
65
yds
07:16
pos
14
27
Point After TD 9:26
49-C.Puzzi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Touchdown 9:31
2-J.Holland runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
65
yds
05:29
pos
13
21
Point After TD 15:00
96-J.Abercrombie extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 15:00
33-D.Woolfolk runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
65
yds
05:39
pos
7
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:52
49-C.Puzzi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 6:47
8-K.Hopkins to ARM 46 FUMBLES (34-A.Wisniewski). 10-T.Castillo runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
6
yds
02:40
pos
6
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:05
96-J.Abercrombie extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 8:09
33-D.Woolfolk runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
16
plays
76
yds
02:02
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:14
96-J.Abercrombie extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 8:18
8-K.Hopkins runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
51
yds
04:46
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 13 21
Rushing 9 18
Passing 3 2
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 2-8 8-12
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-1
Total Net Yards 248 286
Total Plays 44 65
Avg Gain 5.6 4.4
Net Yards Rushing 188 261
Rush Attempts 28 59
Avg Rush Yards 6.7 4.4
Net Yards Passing 60 25
Comp. - Att. 11-16 2-6
Yards Per Pass 3.8 4.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-3 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-55 3-25
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 3-26.7 2-37.5
Return Yards 54 35
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-12
Kickoffs - Returns 3-54 1-23
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 4/4
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Colgate 9-1 007714
Army West Point 9-2 7701428
60 PASS YDS 25
188 RUSH YDS 261
248 TOTAL YDS 286
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Attwood 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.8% 63 0 0 101.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 209 1 0 132.9
S. Attwood 11/16 63 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Holland Jr. 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 166 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
151 926 9
J. Holland Jr. 18 166 1 34
S. Attwood 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 128 3
S. Attwood 4 15 0 21
A. Mathews 44 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 134 5
A. Mathews 2 3 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Ives 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 243 1
T. Ives 3 27 0 21
O. Buscaglia 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 272 0
O. Buscaglia 1 12 0 12
O. Rockett 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 591 2
O. Rockett 1 9 0 9
J. Holland Jr. 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 132 2
J. Holland Jr. 3 4 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Wisniewski 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Wisniewski 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Puzzi 49 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
12/14 35/36
C. Puzzi 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Cerra 96 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 26.7 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 34.6 0
J. Cerra 3 26.7 0 39
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
O. Rockett 87 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 13.3 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 20.2 16 0
O. Rockett 3 13.3 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hopkins Jr. 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 25 0 0 68.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.3% 895 6 3 164.2
K. Hopkins Jr. 2/6 25 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Hopkins Jr. 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 90 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
179 783 10
K. Hopkins Jr. 19 90 1 19
D. Woolfolk 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 89 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
194 823 14
D. Woolfolk 23 89 3 8
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 264 0
K. Walker 8 32 0 10
A. Davidson 40 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 240 2
A. Davidson 5 23 0 8
J. Asberry 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 158 1
J. Asberry 1 16 0 16
C. Slomka 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
68 297 4
C. Slomka 3 11 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Asberry 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 197 3
J. Asberry 1 17 0 17
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 140 1
K. Walker 1 8 0 8
K. Cline 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 15 0
K. Cline 0 0 0 0
C. Holt 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 117 0
C. Holt 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Christansen 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Christansen 1-1 0.0 0
J. Covington 57 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Covington 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Abercrombie 96 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
7/7 34/34
J. Abercrombie 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Schrage 38 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 37.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
17 44.2 0
N. Schrage 2 37.5 0 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. McCoy 17 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 18.3 23 0
S. McCoy 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Reynolds 10 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 13.4 12 0
M. Reynolds 1 12.0 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARMY 35 1:43 6 -4 Punt
8:14 ARMY 35 5:00 11 20 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:05 ARMY 35 3:30 9 37 Punt
2:55 COLG 28 1:59 9 51 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:17 COLG 28 2:07 5 43 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARMY 35 5:29 11 65 TD
2:06 ARMY 35 0:43 5 -4
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:04 ARMY 49 4:46 8 51 TD
2:38 ARMY 24 2:02 16 76 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:30 ARMY 32 1:30 4 -2 Punt
0:50 ARMY 27 0:08 2 3 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:32 COLG 35 0:00 6 4 Punt
9:27 ARMY 29 2:40 6 6 TD
5:52 COLG 35 5:39 12 63 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:26 COLG 35 7:16 14 65 TD