What a game. Four Army QB’s saw the field, including a sixth QB this season; Christan Parrish. Army is now 6-1 after today’s big win over Mercer. They are 6-1 for the first time since 1996.
Army’s defense opened the game by scaring the entire fan base as they let Mercer march down the field for a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
Cade Ballard was the starting QB, and he quickly linked up with fellow plebe, slotback Tyrell Robinson for a 53-yard touchdown pass.
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Army twitter began going crazy. Here we have the 5th string QB throwing dimes for touchdowns.
Next Mercer drive, Cameron Jones had a BEAUTIFUL interception to give the Black Knights offense the ball back.
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Cade Ballard and Tyhier Tyler led Army down the field for a Sandon McCoy touchdown.
McCoy would later punch another one into the endzone to go up 21-3 after Army blocked a punt.
Jon Rhattigan picked Mercer QB Harrison Frost on the ensuing drive to set Army up in field goal range.
The field goal went wide left, and Army took a 21-3 lead into halftime.
The Black Knights opened up the second half by marching down the field and scoring a touchdown when Barnard punched it in from three yards out.
On the next drive, Sandon McCoy would make it a hat trick when he scored his third touchdown on the day.
Next it was the defenses turn to have some fun. DB Jabari Moore jumped a pass and took it to the house to make it 42-3 Army.
The Bears drove down the field only to miss a field goal. The next drive saw Parrish take the reigns for Army. He is the sixth Army QB to take a snap under center.
After punts by both teams, Army got the ball back and senior slotback Jordan Blackman got his first career touchdown to put the Black Knights up 49-3.
The 6-1 Black Knights now have a week off before they take on the Air Force Falcons at Michie Stadium.