After five straight losses, Army kept its hopes for bowl eligibility alive Saturday by blowing out, running over and stomping all over UMass.
There were many stars for the Black Knights in the big 63-7 win. Jabari Laws rushed for 140 yards, Connor Slomka had 42 yards and a score, Jacob Covington had two TFL’s and a sack, and Elijah Riley and Ryan Velez each notched an interception.
But no Army player scored more points than Sandon McCoy did. After entering the end-zone three times against the Minutemen, he’s the C.I.C. MVP of the week for this here blog.
The 5-foot-11 native of Kannapolis, North Carolina toted the ball 14 times for 52 yards Saturday and scored three touchdowns. All of his touchdown runs came within the five-yard line, giving the 215-pound back a chance to show off his strength, moves and nose for the end-zone.
A junior, McCoy now has 514 rushing yards and five touchdowns for his career and a 4.4 yards per-carry average.
With just four wins on the season and three games remaining, Army is going to need McCoy’s scoring abilities over the next few weeks to help them capture more victories and stay in the hunt for a bowl game.