NCAA Game Summary - Army vs. Rutgers|
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: Rutgers 23, Army 20 (OT)
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - A one-yard touchdown run by Joe
Martinek proved to be the difference in overtime as the Rutgers Scarlet
Knights picked up the 23-20 win over the Army Black Knights in non-conference
action at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
Martinek finished with just 30 yards on 10 attempts for the Scarlet Knights
(4-2), a team which generated a mere 95 yards on the ground. Chas Dodd
completed 18-of-30 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns, but was
intercepted once and sacked a total of eight times, leaving him with a net of
minus-78 rushing yards on the afternoon.
The Black Knights (4-3) were paced by Trent Steelman who not only converted 8-
of-14 passes for 115 yards, he also turned 27 rushing attempts into 102 yards
and a score in the setback. Jared Hassin logged a game-high 118 yards and a TD
on 16 attempts as the academy posted 289 yards on the ground overall.
Steelman was responsible for the first points of the game as he hit the end
zone on a three-yard run, capping a three-play, 12-yard drive late in the
Rutgers cut into the lead with a 19-yard field goal by San San Te to conclude
a lengthy 13-play, 60-yard drive that ate up nearly seven minutes on the
On the subsequent drive by Army, Hassin crossed the goal line from five yards
out to give the Black Knights a substantial 14-3 advantage. With the first
half running down, Army again found itself in scoring position and used the
opportunity for kicker Alex Carlton to convert a 21-yard field goal, making
the score 17-3 at the break.
Following a scoreless third quarter, Dodd hit Kordell Young and Mark Harrison
with scoring strikes of three and 16 yards, respectively, the second of which
knotted the score at 17-17 with 5:16 remaining in regulation.
Into the overtime session the teams marched and Army took the first advantage
on a 26-yard field goal by Carlton, but then Martinek put the game away for
the Scarlet Knights with the short run as the squad from New Jersey won for
the second time in as many outings.
Rutgers picked up the victory despite generating a total of just 250 yards of
offense and converting 5-of-16 on third down.
Today's matchup was the first since 1993 that both programs have had a winning
record when squaring off.
10/16 18:35:46 ET