Monday, November 23, 2009

Army opens season in Norman

West Point, NY (AP) - After a strong finish to last season, the Black Knights came into the season looking to make a bowl for the first time under coach Shaun Mason. Despite a good effort from the cadets, they looked over matched and overwhelmed against OU. Much heralded recruit Denard Robinson looked at times brilliant and at other times clueless. Though he rushed for over one hundred yards, he turned the ball over four times.

The Army defense couldn't stop eleven infants on defense. The loss of DT Mike Gann proved to be a big one, as OU ran through the Army defenders to the tune of 9.5 yards per carry. The only bright spot of the day for Army was the offense, which looked efficient when not turning the ball over, racking up over 400 yards total offense.

Coach Shaun Mason had the following to say, "Well, it was a tough loss. After we played them so close, we thought we had a shot, but the combination of new faces, the crowd and the talent on the other side of the ball knocked us out of the game real quick. Denard ran the ball like a phenom, we need to get him to protect the ball. Our special teams were terrible, TERRIBLE. You can't run this offense and let the other team beat you at the little things. Anyway, we play the Mississippi State Bulldogs next week, hopefully we show some improvement."

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