WEST POINT – The 2017 Army West Point football season opened up in thrilling fashion as the Black Knights put up the second-most points in a season opener with a 64-6 victory over Fordham on Friday night at Michie Stadium.
Army controlled the game from the start by utilizing a consistent running game propelled by Ahmad Bradshaw and Danny Woolfolk. The two combined for 272 yards on 19 rushing attempts and three touchdowns. The Black Knights abandoned the passing game and hit the ground hard for 513 yards on 49 plays with 15 different ball carriers.
Army was tasked with containing a Fordham offense that features a standout tailback and a seasoned quarterback. The defense did not disappoint, holding the Rams to their fewest point total since Sept. 12, 2015, when Fordham fell 14-7 to Villanova.
The Black Knights’ defense also recorded an interception, blocked an extra point and a field goal, while also forcing and recovering a fumble.
The Black Knights will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they welcome Buffalo to Michie Stadium for a contest slated for noon.