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Army 49, Villanova 10

Associated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Tyhier Tyler ran for three touchdowns, Tyson Riley added a career-high 158 yards rushing and Army returned to its running roots in beating Villanova 49-10, giving coach Jeff Monken a landmark victory.

A week after their first 300-yard passing game since 2007 in an overtime loss to UTSA, the Black Knights (1-2) ran for 472 yards in Monken's 59th win at Army, breaking a second-place tie with Charles Daly (1913-16, 1919-22). Red Blaik (1941-58) is the leader at 121.

"That doesn't have anything to do with me," Monken said of his move up the Army victory list. "It's these great players and and the players that have played here in the last few years that I've been here. I'm very fortunate to be the coach at West Point. I love this place. It's incredible to be able serve the Army and to serve this institution as the head coach and, you know, I hope there's a bunch more to come."

Army threw one pass, which was incomplete, while rushing for the most yards ever given up by Villanova.

Jakobi Buchanan, listed at 6-feet, 260 pounds, rumbled 55 yards to help set up Tyler's 7-yard score in the first quarter. That was Buchanan's only carry as he left the game with a left knee injury.

The Wildcats (2-1), ranked fifth in the FCS coaches poll, tied the game on Connor Watkins' 5-yard pass to Rayjuon Pringle. But Tyler went 23 yards before spinning into the end zone for a 14-7 lead and Army led the rest of the way.

Jabari Moore and Marquel Broughton had first-half interceptions for Army (1-2) with Broughton's leading to Cade Ballard's 6-yard score and a 21-7 halftime lead.

Riley added a 70-yard TD run early in the second half. Tyrell Robinson made it 42-10 with a 73-yard punt return in the final quarter for his fifth career TD of 70 yards or more.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter VillArmy
Army TD 10:50 Tyhier Tyler 7 yard TD run (Quinn Maretzki Extra Point) 0 7
Vill TD 5:27 Rayjoun Pringle 5 yard TD pass from Connor Watkins (Matthew Mercurio Extra Point) 7 7
Army TD 1:20 Tyhier Tyler 23 yard TD run (Quinn Maretzki Extra Point) 7 14
Second Quarter VillArmy
Army TD 5:12 Cade Ballard 6 yard TD run (Quinn Maretzki Extra Point) 7 21
Third Quarter VillArmy
Army TD 13:11 Tyson Riley 70 yard TD run (Quinn Maretzki Extra Point) 7 28
Vill FG 8:28 Matthew Mercurio 40 yard field goal 10 28
Fourth Quarter VillArmy
Army TD 14:56 Tyhier Tyler 3 yard TD run (Quinn Maretzki Extra Point) 10 35
Army TD 12:53 Tyrell Robinson 73 yard punt return for TD (Quinn Maretzki Extra Point) 10 42
Army TD 4:29 Hayden Reed 24 yard TD run (Trey Gronotte Extra Point) 10 49
Team Stats
  Villanova Army West Point
First downs 15 20
  Rushing 9 20
  Passing 3 0
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 1-9, 11% 4-10, 40%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 35-173 55-472
Passing Yards 74 0
Return Yards 67 91
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-22-2 0-1-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-16 1-12
Punts 4 3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-55 7-80
Villanova Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Watkins 12 21 74 1 2
M. O'Connor 0 1 0 0 0
Army West Point Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Ballard 0 1 0 0 0
Villanova Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Watkins 10 60 6.0 0
J. Jackson 10 39 3.9 0
D. Barlee 6 36 6.0 0
T. Ayo-Durojaiye 5 27 5.4 0
E. Smith 3 12 4.0 0
Army West Point Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Riley 21 158 7.5 1
T. Robinson 6 89 14.8 0
T. Tyler 12 77 6.4 3
J. Buchanan 1 55 55.0 0
H. Reed 3 29 9.7 1
J. Jones 3 26 8.7 0
B. Murphy 2 22 11.0 0
C. Ballard 3 18 6.0 1
M. Stewart 1 4 4.0 0
J. Dickson 1 3 3.0 0
M. Bellan 1 3 3.0 0
B. Daily 1 -12 -12.0 0
Villanova Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Pringle 6 54 9.0 1
J. Hayek 2 11 5.5 0
J. Jackson 2 9 4.5 0
T. Ayo-Durojaiye 1 0 0.0
0
D. Barlee 1 0 0.0
0
Army West Point Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
Villanova Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Army West Point Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Moore 1 0
M. Broughton 1 0
Villanova Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
W. Bartel 4 154 38.5
Army West Point Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Boehlke 3 119 39.7
Villanova Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Pringle 1 0 0
Army West Point Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Robinson 2 74 37.0
Villanova Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Ayo-Durojaiye 1 23 23.0
D. Boykin 1 44 44.0
Army West Point Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Murphy 1 8 8.0
B. Kite 1 9 9.0
Villanova Missed FG
Player Length
Army West Point Missed FG
Player Length




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