Another game, another injured quarterback. This time it’s Army starting quarterback Angel Santiago, who suffered a left ankle injury in the second quarter when he was sacked for a 6-yard loss. Kelvin White, who replaced Santiago for one play last week when Santiago’s helmet came off, played until the last possession of the game, completing 3 of 8 passes for 27 yards; he also rushed for 19 yards. Tevin Long made his debut on that last possession; he didn’t throw a pass, but gained 11 yards rushing.
A.J. Schurr, who had been alternating with Santiago, was lost to injury two weeks ago; no word as to his return date. Before leaving the game, Santiago completed 2 of 3 passes for 82 yards, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Moss. It was the 10th-longest pass in Army history and the longest since a 78-yard completion from Zac Dahman to Jacob Murphy Oct. 10, 2004.
For the first time since 1946 when records are complete, Army had a 70-yard passing score and ran for an 80-yard touchdown in the same game. The 80-yard run belonged to Larry Dixon, who rushed for 125 yards. Dixon’s run was his career long. It was also tied for ninth among Army long rushes and was the longest since Colin Mooney ran for 81 yards against Buffalo Oct. 18, 2008.
Dixon exceeded 100 yards rushing for the third time this season and seventh time in his career. After a season-high 404 yards rushing last week against Louisiana Tech, the Black Knights were held to 342, a total to which 13 players contributed.
For a few seconds, Andre Williams shared Boston College's single-game rushing record. On his next play, he lost a yard. He didn't carry the ball again. Williams finished with 263 yards. The BC record of 264 yards was set by Montel Harris in 209 against North Carolina State.
Army’s early offense continued. The Black Knights have scored on their first possession in five out of six games with three touchdowns and two field goals. Army punted on its first possession against Wake Forest and kicked field goals against Stanford and Boston College.
Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig threw only 13 passes, but completed 11 for 203 yards and one touchdown; included was a career-long 68-yard completion to Alex Amidon. Amidon led all receiver with 102 yards.
As is their custom, the Black Knights had a decided lead in time of possession, holding the ball for 34 minutes, 39 seconds; Boston College, for 25:21.
Army’s recent spate of turnovers and penalties took a decided turn for the better. The Black Knights had only one penalty and no turnovers. The loss was the first this season when not turning the ball over. Army had a total of zero turnovers in its victories over Morgan State and Louisiana Tech.
The victory gave BC a 25-13 series lead against Army. Army is now 56-91-3 all-time against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Black Knights lost for the first time this season when not turning the ball over. Army had a total of zero turnovers in its victories over Morgan State and Louisiana Tech.