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No Hangover for the Black Knights in Buffalo

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Army easily defeats MAC foe Buffalo on the road.

NCAA Football: Army at Buffalo Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Army brought it to another strong opponent on Saturday. After falling to the Oklahoma Sooners in overtime last weekend, the Black Knights were not in danger of a hangover with their next challenger this weekend in Buffalo, NY as they faced another undefeated opponent.

The Bulls got out to a 7-0 start against West Point, followed by an interception, but that was as good as it got for the rest of the afternoon for Buffalo. The Bulls went for it on 4th and 14, but failed to convert; and the Black Knights and Bulls finished the quarter tied at seven a piece after a Calen HoltRun to tie the affair.

Army took the lead after a TD half way through the second quarter following a Coner Slomka run put Army up 14-7. The Black Knights would end up extending their lead 21-7 after an exciting FG block by Wunmi Oyetuga that was returned for a TD by Elijah Riley to put Army up by 21-7 going into the half.

After an Army three and out to begin the half, it appeared as if the Bulls were going to make it interesting, when Kevin Marks closed the gap to 21-13, but that would be as close as Buffalo would get for the rest of the contest. Army would go on to score 21 unanswered points as the Black Knights would go on to put three rushing scores on the board by Connor Slomka, Darnell Woolfolk, and Luke Langdon.

The story of the day was Army’s defense which held the Bulls QB Tyree Jackson to 10/24 passing and 152 yards through the air. After the Black Knights defense allowed 13 points to the Bills offense, they all but shut them down through the rest of the contest denying their ability to score for the rest of the game, including another 4th down stop.

Army was on cruise control for the rest of the afternoon, and finished the affair 42-13. The Black Knights will continue their impressive 3-2 run next weekend against the San Jose State Spartans at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The Spartans will be the first opponents the Black Knights have faced with a losing record thus far this season.