GAMEDAY College Football

Army 38, Western Kentucky 35

Associated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Christian Anderson rushed for a career-high 119 yards and passed for a touchdown and Army survived a Western Kentucky rally to take a 38-35 victory.

Trailing 35-14 midway through the second quarter, WKU (1-1) closed the gap to seven points on Bailey Zappe's 14-yard pass to Jerreth Sterns with just under five minutes remaining in the game. But Army (2-0) recovered a WKU onside kick and Cole Talley kicked a 31-yard field goal, giving the Black Knights the cushion they needed after the Hilltoppers scored a touchdown with 21 seconds left.

Jakobi Buchanan ran for a pair of Army touchdowns. It was Army's first victory over WKU in four meetings since the teams' first meeting in 2013.

Grad transfer Zappe, the nation's leading passer last year at Houston Baptist, was 28-of-40 for 435 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Jerreth Sterns made nine catches for a career-high 171 yards and two scores.

While WKU was dominant in the air, Army rushed for 339 yards and almost doubled the Hilltoppers in time of possession.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter WestKyArmy
Army TD 14:51 Tyrell Robinson 24 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 0 7
Army TD 11:30 Braheam Murphy 40 yard TD pass from Christian Anderson (Cole Talley Extra Point) 0 14
WestKy TD 10:40 Jerreth Sterns 72 yard TD pass from Bailey Zappe (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 7 14
Army TD 2:07 Jakobi Buchanan 1 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 7 21
WestKy TD 0:30 Bailey Zappe 10 yard TD run (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 14 21
Third Quarter WestKyArmy
Army TD 8:57 Anthony Adkins 3 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 14 28
Fourth Quarter WestKyArmy
Army TD 10:32 Jakobi Buchanan 13 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 14 35
WestKy TD 8:05 Mitchell Tinsley 21 yard TD pass from Bailey Zappe (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 21 35
WestKy TD 4:58 Jerreth Sterns 14 yard TD pass from Bailey Zappe (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 28 35
Army FG 1:52 Cole Talley 31 yard field goal 28 38
WestKy TD 0:21 Adam Cofield 2 yard TD run (Brayden Narveson Extra Point) 35 38
Team Stats
  Western Kentucky Army West Point
First downs 23 25
  Rushing 2 21
  Passing 19 4
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-10, 70% 10-13, 77%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 19-42 67-339
Passing Yards 435 77
Return Yards 0 21
Completions-Attempts-Int 28-40-1 5-6-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-15 1-6
Punts 1 0
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 4-20 5-41
Western Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Zappe 28 40 435 3 1
Army West Point Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Anderson 5 6 77 1 0
Western Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Whittington 8 33 4.1 0
B. Zappe 8 7 0.9 1
A. Cofield 3 2 0.7 1
Army West Point Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Anderson 22 119 5.4 0
T. Robinson 7 81 11.6 1
J. Buchanan 18 61 3.4 2
A. Adkins 8 30 3.8 1
B. Walters 3 27 9.0 0
C. Barnard 4 11 2.8 0
A. Howard 3 8 2.7 0
B. Murphy 1 4 4.0 0
Western Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Sterns 9 171 19.0 2
M. Tinsley 5 93 18.6 1
M. Corley 6 63 10.5 0
C. Burt Jr. 2 48 24.0 0
D. Thomas 2 22 11.0 0
D. Davis 2 17 8.5 0
J. Beljan 1 13 13.0 0
N. Whittington 1 8 8.0 0
Army West Point Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Murphy 1 40 40.0 1
B. Walters 1 17 17.0 0
C. Caterbone 2 15 7.5 0
T. Robinson 1 5 5.0 0
Western Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Army West Point Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Broughton 1 24
Western Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Haggerty III 1 26 26.0
Army West Point Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Western Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Army West Point Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Western Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Army West Point Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Broughton 2 -2 -1.0
S. Dellinger 1 -1 -1.0
Western Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length
Army West Point Missed FG
Player Length




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