Bronx, NY - Chas Dodd threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns, and Rutgers scored twice in the fourth quarter as the Scarlet Knights defeated Army, 27-12, Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Army freshman fullback Larry Dixon rushed for a career-high 93 yards and one touchdown to pace the Black Knights, who fell to 3-7 on the season. Freshman quarterback Angel Santiago added 149 yards of total offense, throwing for 77 yards and rushing for 72 in his first career start. Senior wide receiver Davyd Brooks led Army’s receiving corps with three catches for 35 yards.
Army completely dominated the first quarter, but had to settle for a pair of short field goals and only led 6-0 following the opening stanza. Army saw its ground attack turned back twice inside the Rutgers’ 5-yard line. Carlton made good on kicks of 18 and 19 yards, respectively, to provide Army the early lead.
Rutgers got on the scoreboard with 2:16 to play in the half when Dodd hooked up with Michael Burton on a three-yard TD toss. San San Te missed the extra point wide left and the game was tied at 6-6 at the intermission.
Rutgers took the kickoff and went 67 yards, taking a 13-6 lead on Brandon Coleman’s 38-yard touchdown grab.
Army’s defense set up the Black Knights’ lone touchdown of the contest when sophomore defensive back Thomas Holloway intercepted a Dodd pass and returned it 19 yards to the Rutgers 36-yard line. Nine plays later, Army found the end zone on a two-yard run by Dixon. Carlton’s extra point attempt caromed off the right upright, leaving the Black Knights behind by a point (13-12).
After forcing a Rutgers punt on its next offensive series, Army appeared to have a chance to take the lead when freshman running back Stephen Fraser ran untouched down the left sideline for a 52-yard gain to the Rutgers’ 1-yard line. A tripping penalty wiped out the run, however, and Army junior Chris Boldt dropped into punt formation.
Rutgers then seized control of the contest as Wayne Warren burst through Army’s line and blocked the punt. Jordan Thomas scooped the loose ball and scampered 32 yards to pay dirt. extending Rutgers’ lead to 20-12 with 6:36 to play.
Jawan Jamison capped the scoring when he ran for a 56-yard touchdown.
Holloway finished with a game-high 14 tackles to pace Army’s defensive effort. Junior linebacker Kyler Martin had an interception for the Black Knights.
Army returns to action next Saturday, November 19th, when the Black Knights travel to Philadelphia, PA., to face Temple. Kickoff from Lincoln Financial Field is set for 1 p.m.