Turnovers Key In Road Victory at Rice

HOUSTON, Texas – The Army West Point football team forced six turnovers and turned five of those into points in a 49-12 triumph over Rice here Saturday night.

The Black Knights scored 35 of their final 49 points off of Rice turnovers. And four of those came within 3:44 of each other, spanning the end of the first quarter and early into the second.
Army controlled the majority of key categories throughout the game — first downs, total offense, turnovers, time of possession, sacks and fourth-down conversions.
Kell Walker had a career-high game running for 127 yards on 10 carries. The sophomore racked up three touchdowns as well for his first career multi-score game. Ahmad Bradshaw also ran for over 100 yards, earning 115 to go along with his two scores.
The defensive unit was the star of the game, compiling six turnovers and Army’s first pick-6 since Chris Carnegie sealed the win over Connecticut at Yankee Stadium in 2014.

James Nachtigal led the way with seven tackles, while both Alex Aukerman and Kenneth Brinson added to their season sacks total with one each in the contest. Brinson also added two fumble recoveries, while Max Regan, Scott Washle and Ryan Velez each recorded one.

Regan scored Army’s pick-6 as well, marking the second touchdown of his career. It was Army’s first defensive touchdown since he did so on a fumble recovery back in 2016 at UTEP.
The Black Knights are back home at Michie Stadium this Saturday for a noon kickoff against Eastern Michigan.
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