I don’t have much to report — I’ll probably look back on Saturday’s win later this week — as I was not at Duke and did not follow the game (I was camping and fly fishing at Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondaks all week).
But man, it was exciting to get back to camp and see the big news on Army’s twitter feed from my BlackBerry. Great to see Stephen Anderson have a big game as he returns from a frustrating 2009 season and spring/summer of rehab. Anderson led West Point with eight tackles, an interception and broke up a pass.
I’m fairly shocked to see Getty posted 31 images from this win at Duke, including a cool one of the 82nd Airborne blasting a cannon during Army’s field entrance.
It’s getting hard now to not look ahead at the recipe for a West Point flight this winter to Fort Worth, Texas: wins (as in, very winnable games) over Tulane, Kent State and VMI will seal it up. Although the way Army has been playing — and scoring — they have a good shot at putting up W’s in each of the next four games (Temple, at Tulane, Rutgers, VMI) before hosting Air Force at Michie.
ESPN’s Andrea Adelson writes Army is “for real” this year, joining Air Force (3-1) and Navy (2-1) with winning service academy records. The win over Duke — Army’s third straight road win — marked the first time they’ve accomplished such a feat since since 1966-67.
One interesting note: senior SB Pat Mealy was sidelined with a knee injury at Duke, yet Army still managed three rushing touchdowns, bringing their total to 14 in four games, one more rushing TD than the cadets posted in all of 2009.
Anyway, I’ll check back in later this week heading into the Temple/homecoming game. Here’s a photo I took Friday at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the 1980 Rink, site of the Miracle on Ice: