Army running back Wesley McMahand (23) breaks away from Tulane defender Corey Sonnier (38) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
Army will not have a winless season after all! They smoked Tulane today, 44 to 13!
NEW ORLEANS – Army fullback Collin Mooney’s long wait to get into the end zone was worth it. Once he got started, it seemed like he wouldn’t stop.
Mooney, whose only previous touchdown came when he was a sophomore in 2006, ran for four of them and finished with 187 yards on 19 carries in the Black Knights’ 44-13 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
“It felt good to get in the end zone again,” said Mooney, who scored on a 9-yard run against VMI two years ago. “Id love to do this every game. After the first touchdown I was just like, ‘Let’s do it again.’ I just felt good and wanted to run the ball more.”
The win by the Black Knights (1-4) ended a 10-game losing streak dating to a 20-17 overtime victory against Tulane last season. The Green Wave (2-3) lost after winning two straight.
There has been a steady improvement in the Army team this year. Last week Army lost to Texas A&M 21 to 17. Every game this season they have put some points on the scoreboard. Next weekend my son and daughter-in-law will be at West Point for my son’s 10th reunion and will see the game against Eastern Michigan. Hopefully, it will be win number two.
For more Army postgame notes go here.