However, IMO the difference in the game was the Army O Line that won the big battle up front, as they have all season long, physically wearing down a very good SDSU Defense. But could hear you yell from here in Juneau when SD ran the kick back at the end of the half and then almost did it again to win the game.Consequently, I thought it was very fitting that HC Monken allowed them to select the crucial 2-point play that ultimately won the game. I can hear you even today “Don’t kick the ball deep and never to their best returner” I agreed going for the win there was no way Army could have stopped them in overtime. Hold the ball, keep it away from the better team with the better athletes and have a chance to win it in the end.Published continually since 1998, "NEWS YOU CAN USE" was a Blog before "Blog" was even a word!

Pinstripe Bowl (Iowa 27, Boston College 20) The game was kind of exciting, but they just can’t get a baseball field (Yankee Stadium) ready for football.

Other years, it’s been newly-laid turf that wouldn’t knit.

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This Army team battled through some real adversity on Saturday, absorbing several long TD plays by SDSU RBs Penny and Washington, but never panicked and kept fighting. I enjoyed watching Army run trap, G Down, The sweep, they sure ran a lot of the DW stuff we made a living on for years. It was fun to watch and certainly there is a place in football for a solid run game, especially in this pass happy culture today.

They just kept coming back until they could find a way to win, as they have done in several of our close games all season long. As I watched the game thought of you and all those lessons you taught us, years ago, about football, play out in this bowl game. Jack Tourtillotte Rangely, Maine As Jack well knows, having coached with me, I'm not proponent of kicking the balloff and daring opponents to return it.

The final score should have been 36-35, but Army scored on an interception during a lateralfest.

Amazingly, there was a decent crowd: 35,986 Hawaii Bowl (Fresno State 33, Houston 27) Redemption for Jeff Tedford.

Bradshaw was certainly deserving, but no one could have complained if SDSU RB Penny had been selected. Heart of Dallas Bowl (Utah 30, West Virginia 14) Next time West Virginia should bring its offense Utah’s Kyle Willingham is now 11-1 in bowl games.