Saturday, August 8, 2009

Army loses heartbreaker in Iowa

West Point, NY(AP) - The Army Black Knights, fresh off a staggering defeat at Wisconsin, traveled to the Midwest once again to face the Iowa State Cyclones. The game started off on a promising note, with Army up 14-0 early in the first half. The Cyclones stormed back with fourteen unanswered points to tie the game up at 14. In the second half Iowa State continued rolling up points gaining a 21-14 lead. Not to be deterred, the Black Knights fought back, tying the game at twenty one.

With 1:31 left in the third quarter, Iowa State broke a fourty yard touchdown run to take a 28-21 lead. The teams traded three and out possession and Army got the ball back to start the final stanza. Army stormed down the field in three plays, with George Fletcher carrying most of the load as he scampered 70 yards to put the cadets inside the opposing ten. Backup running back Smith then took the ball to paydirt to tie the game at 28-28.

After forcing a Iowa State punt, Army continued their march down the field. After a punishing running game took them to the opposing twenty quarterback Chip Bowden turned the ball over on a midline option after being hit in brutal fashion. The Cyclones took advantage of the possession and scored the winning touchdown on a fifteen yard option run by Iowa State quarterback Arnaud.

Next week Army host Tulane.