PHILADELPHIA, PA – The much anticipated Army West Point football season kicked off Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field against Temple and it sure didn’t disappoint.
A strong offensive showing from the Black Knights handed Army its first season-opening win on the road since 2010 following a 28-13 victory.
It was a back-and-forth affair for much of the opening half with the hosts taking a slight 10-7 edge into the break.
But that was all about to change. Three second half touchdowns from the Black Knights, two from Andy Davidson alone, provided Army the needed scores to snap Temple’s six-game winning streak over the Cadets.
The Black Knights held a very strong Temple offense to just a lone field goal in the final 30 minutes. Army’s defense combined for four sacks and three interceptions throughout the game.
Davidson had a solid outing leading the team in rushing with 121 yards. Starting quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw posted 64 rushing yards, including a touchdown of his own.
The Black Knights kick off their 2016 home campaign Sept. 10 when they play host to Rice on Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. Kickoff is slated for a noon start.