Dramatic Finish for Army in Win Over EMU

WEST POINT – The Army West Point football team extended its home unbeaten streak to five games after an exciting 28-27 victory over Eastern Michigan at Michie Stadium here Saturday afternoon.

With the win, Army improved to 5-2 on the year, while the Eagles fell to 2-4.

The Black Knights totaled 424 yards and four touchdowns on 61 carries. Ahmad Bradshaw led the squad and came six yards shy of his career best in rushing yards with 171 on the day. Kell Walker also found success in the backfield, accumulating his second career 100-yard rushing effort.

James Nachtigal powered the Army defense with a career-high 13 tackles. Jaylon McClinton added his second eight-tackle game this season, while Kenneth Brinson contributed with six.

Army Sr. QB Ahmad Bradshaw (17) rushed for 171 yards and one touchdown as the Army Black Knight’s defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 28-27 at Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.
Eastern Michigan countered Army’s ground game with an aerial attack that proved to be effective as quarterback Brogan Roback threw for 229 yards and four scores.
With their backs against the wall and 49 seconds remaining in the game, the Black Knights were forced to make a timely defensive stop, twice on a two-point conversion, to secure the 28-27 win over Eastern Michigan. After exchanging timeouts to see each others formations, Eastern Michigan hiked the ball and threw a pass into the end zone. Mike Reynolds batted the ball away at the last second ending the Eagles’ hopes of recording the come-from-behind victory. TIMEOUT. Eastern Michigan’s Chris Creighton called a timeout at the last second nullifying the previous play. The Black Knights were going to be forced to make a second stop in order to preserve the win. This time the Eagles went with an option play, which resulted in a pitch to Ian Eriksen. He had open space, but Gibson lowered his shoulder pads and flipped the Eagles’ rusher into the air, forcing him to land one-yard shy of the end zone. BALL GAME.
The Black Knights will stay at home next weekend and welcome Temple for a Saturday afternoon tilt slated for noon.
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