Army Wins, Needs One More Victory to Reach 2009 EagleBank Bowl

November 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Bowl Chatter

Army roared back from a fourth-quarter deficit, scoring a touchdown with slightly more than one minute left in the game to emerge victorious against North Texas, 17-13.

The Black Knights, now 5-6, need a win in their final regular-season game against Navy to qualify for the post-season and clinch a berth in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl.

Army has two bye weeks before squaring off at 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 12, against archrival Navy in Philadelphia.

In Conference USA action, Houston manhandled Memphis, 55-14. UCF held Tulane scoreless in a 49-0 rout.

East Carolina defeated UAB, 37-21, while Rice squeaked by UTEP, 30-29.

Marshall inched past SMU, 34-31, and Southern Mississippi beat Tulsa, 44-34.

Week 12 Player of the Week
Army’s freshman quarterback, Trent Steelman, orchestrated a wild comeback for the Black Knights, accounting for all of Army’s 62 yards in a late fourth-quarter drive that propelled the Black Knights to a 17-13 victory over North Texas. Steelman’s two-yard touchdown run with 1:13 left in the game provided the winning points for Army.

Week 12 Upset of the Week
No upsets this week, as Army and teams from Conference USA won their games over weaker opponents.

C-USA Record in Week 12 Non-Conference Play
0-0. All conference games this past week.

C-USA Standings (Conference Play, then Overall)

East Division
East Carolina: 6-1, 7-4
Southern Mississippi: 5-2, 7-4
UCF: 5-2, 7-4
Marshall: 4-3, 6-5
UAB: 4-3, 5-6
Memphis: 1-6, 2-9

West Division
Houston: 5-2, 9-2
SMU: 5-2, 6-5
Tulsa: 2-5, 4-7
UTEP: 2-5, 3-8
Rice: 2-5, 2-9
Tulane: 1-6, 3-8