WEST POINT – The Army West Point football team made its 2016 debut at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon and gave fans something to cheer about for the second week in a row. The Black Knights rushed for 348 total yards to defeat Rice, 31-14.
Rice got on the scoreboard early, with a 64-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Stehling to Connor Cella, just 1:00 into the game.
However, Black Knights responded with a quick six-play, 75-yard scoring drive that saw Darnell Woolfolk reach the end zone from six yards out to tie the game, 7-7.
Army took the lead late in the first quarter on Andy Davidson’s third touchdown of the season; a 13-yard run.
A two-yard run from Davidson pushed the Black Knights’ lead to 21-7 as the teams went into the break.
In the second half, Army kept the pressure on, adding yet another touchdown from Davidson and a field goal from Mitchell Howard to give the Black Knights the victory.
Army begins its three-game road trip with a visit to El Paso, Texas, as it takes on UTEP. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.