2017 Army Black Knights football team

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2017 Army Black Knights football
Army West Point logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl champion
Conference Independent
2017 record 10–3
Head coach Jeff Monken (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Brent Davis (4th season)
Offensive scheme Triple option
Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman (4th season)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Army               10 3  
No. 11 Notre Dame               10 3  
UMass               4 8  
BYU               4 9  
As of June 21, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Black Knights were led by fourth-year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Michie Stadium, they competed as an independent. They finished the season 10–3, they were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated San Diego State.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017 Army Black Knights roster

Quarterbacks

  • 4 Cam Thomas, Freshman
  • 7 Chris Carter, Junior
  • 8 Kelvin Hopkins, Sophomore
  • 9 Luke Langdon, Junior
  • 13 Christian Anderson, Freshman
  • 17 Ahmad Bradshaw, Senior

Running Backs

  • 2 Jordan Soper-Johnson, Freshman
  • 3 Jordan Asberry, Junior
  • 5 Kell Walker, Sophomore
  • 6 John Trainor, Senior
  • 10 Jordan Blackman, Freshman
  • 16 Malik Hancock, Sophomore
  • 21 T.J Wisham, Freshman
  • 23 Kevin Hicks, Sophomore
  • 26 Donovan Franklin, Sophomore
  • 27 Fred Cooper, Freshman
  • 29 Zack Boobas, Freshman
  • 30 Dominic Distefano, Freshman
  • 32 Artice Hobbs IV, Freshman
  • 36 Sandon McCoy, Freshman
  • 38 Donnell Diego, Freshman
  • 39 Parker Ross, Freshman
  • 43 DJ Miller, Freshman
  • 44 Chambo Liddell-Patacsil, Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 22 Calen Holt, Junior
  • 25 Connor Slomka, Sophomore
  • 33 Darnell Woolfolk, Junior
  • 40 Andy Davidson, Junior

Offensive Lineman

  • 42 Austen Ferbet, Freshman
  • 50 Will Schumacher, Freshman
  • 52 Weston Jones, Freshman
  • 53 Jeff Panara, Junior
  • 54 Josh Rea, Junior
  • 55 J.B Hunter IV, Freshman
  • 56 Caden Williams, Freshman
  • 57 Ethan Palelei, Junior
  • 58 Liam McCarthy, Sophomore
  • 59 Mike Johnson, Sophomore
  • 60 Alex Herndon, Sophomore
  • 60 Ryan O'Malley, Freshman
  • 62 Rick Kurz, Junior
  • 63 Jake Baumert, Sophomore
  • 64 Mike Owens, Sophomore
  • 64 Kenny Willoughby, Freshman
  • 65 Bryce Holland, Senior
  • 66 Joshua Boylan, Senior
  • 67 Tyler Fleagle, Freshman
  • 67 Jack Owens, Freshman
  • 69 Grant Kerstens, Sophomore
  • 69 Daniel McGeough, Freshman
  • 70 Mike Houghton, Senior
  • 73 Jaxson Deaton, Sophomore
  • 74 Austin Schuffert, Junior
  • 75 Jack Sides, Sophomore
  • 76 Peyton Reeder, Freshman
  • 77 Noah Utley, Sophomore
  • 78 Brett Toth, Senior
  • 79 Luke McCleery, Freshman
  • 79 Cooper Simpson, Sophomore
 

Tight Ends

  • 46 Geoff Kirk, Freshman
  • 47 Jake Lauer, Freshman
  • 49 Michel Toure, Sophomore
  • 72 Trey Neville, Sophomore
  • 83 Zach Saum, Junior
  • 85 Quinten Parker, Junior
  • 94 Will Huff, Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 14 Jonathan Hamilton, Freshman
  • 15 Max Weisman, Freshman
  • 19 Kevin Waites, Freshman
  • 31 Chris Gregg, Sophomore
  • 80 Glen Coates, Sophomore
  • 81 Jeff Ejekam, Senior
  • 82 Kjetil Cline, Sophomore
  • 84 Jermaine Adams, Senior
  • 86 Christian Hayes, Sophomore
  • 87 Jake Carlson, Freshman
  • 88 Camden Harrison, Freshman
  • 89 Tommy Upton, Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 13 Markus Wright, Freshman
  • 38 August Cook, Freshman
  • 42 Amadeo West, Sophomore
  • 52 Juwan Griffith-James, Junior
  • 58 Andrew McLean, Senior
  • 59 John Voit, Senior
  • 62 Michael Gerber, Freshman
  • 63 Jon King, Freshman
  • 65 Ted Wages IV, Freshman
  • 66 Trevor Hallock, Freshman
  • 68 Alex Crawford, Freshman
  • 71 Nick Stokes, Freshman
  • 76 Mackay Phillips, Freshman
  • 77 Raymond Wright, Junior
  • 84 Harrison Greenhill, Freshman
  • 86 Edriece Patterson, Freshman
  • 87 Jack Hough, Freshman
  • 89 Emmanuel Aka, Junior
  • 90 Karl Holler, Freshman
  • 91 Wunmi Oyetuga, Junior
  • 92 Rahmeel Cook, Freshman
  • 93 Rod Stoddard II, Sophomore
  • 94 Luke Blanton, Freshman
  • 95 Emmanuel Ukhueligbe, Freshman
  • 96 Julian Meares, Sophomore
  • 97 Demann Wilson, Freshman
  • 98 Nicholas Slusher, Freshman
  • 98 Connor Smith, Freshman
  • 99 Cordarrell Davis, Junior
 

Linebackers

  • 11 Donavan Lynch, Sophomore
  • 15 Ryan Parker, Sophomore
  • 18 Jake Ellington, Sophomore
  • 19 James Nachtigal, Junior
  • 21 Alex Aukerman, Senior
  • 22 Christian Gomez, Freshman
  • 29 Chandler Ramirez, Junior
  • 30 Hayden Haupt, Sophomore
  • 31 Joe Stephenson, Freshman
  • 34 Jeremiah Lowery, Freshman
  • 36 Scott Washle, Senior
  • 37 Aaron Jones, Freshman
  • 39 Kieren Douglas, Freshman
  • 40 Ben Roth, Freshman
  • 43 Jacquese Steen, Sophomore
  • 44 Jarrod Jones, Junior
  • 45 Gavin Bassett, Freshman
  • 47 Jon Rhattigan, Freshman
  • 50 Bayle Wolf, Senior
  • 51 Joe Ryan, Sophomore
  • 53 Ryan Grady III, Sophomore
  • 54 Cole Christiansen, Sophomore
  • 55 Matt Sannella, Senior
  • 56 Kenneth Brinson, Junior
  • 57 Jacob Covington, Sophomore
  • 85 Josh Thomas, Freshman

Defensive Backs

  • 1 Marcus Hyatt, Junior
  • 2 James Gibson, Junior
  • 3 Taylor Vessel, Freshman
  • 4 Max Regan, Junior
  • 5 Ryan Velez, Sophomore
  • 6 Dean Ngendakuriyo, Freshman
  • 6 Ke'Shaun Wells, Freshman
  • 7 Jaylon McClinton, Sophomore
  • 8 Rhyan England, Senior
  • 9 Justin Thomas, Freshman
  • 10 Mike Reynolds, Junior
  • 14 Jalen Sharp, Junior
  • 16 Jordan Lane, Freshman
  • 17 Joe King V, Freshman
  • 20 Cameron Jones, Sophomore
  • 23 Elijah Riley, Sophomore
  • 25 Javhari Bourdeau, Freshman
  • 26 Richard Hanson, Sophomore
  • 27 Wallace Barrett, Freshman
  • 32 Zach Scott, Junior
  • 33 Alex Rowe II, Freshman
  • 33 Bryson Stephens, Freshman
  • 34 Rashaad Bolton, Sophomore
  • 34 Jack King, Sophomore
  • 36 Chris Skyers, Freshman

Kickers

  • 18 Blake Wilson, Senior
  • 21 Camden Bauman, Freshman
  • 31 John Abercrombie, Junior
  • 38 Nick Schrage, Junior
  • 95 Sean McNulty, Freshman
  • 96 Billy Mitchell, Freshman
  • 97 David Cooper, Sophomore
  • 98 Michael Leisle, Freshman
  • 99 Landon Salyers, Freshman

Punters

  • 17 Zach Potter, Sophomore
  • 34 J.D Mote, Junior

Long Snappers

  • 40 Paul Lawless, Freshman
  • 45 Caleb McKee, Freshman
  • 48 Kyle O'Connor, Freshman
  • 89 Scott Flanick, Junior

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Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position
Jeff Monken Head Coach
Jay Bateman Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
Brent Davis Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Josh Christian-Young Cornerbacks
Kevin Corless Inside Linebackers
Daryl Dixon Outside Linebackers
John Loose Safeties
Sean Saturnio Special Teams Coordinator
Todd Spencer Offensive Line
Mike Viti Fullbacks
Mitch Ware Quarterbacks
David Corley Jr. Wide Receivers
Tucker Waugh Running Backs
Chad Wilt Defensive Line
Pat Tresey Offensive Quality Control
Aairon Savage Defensive Quality Control
Brian Hess Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jansen Petagna Director of Player Personnel
Scott Swanson Director of Strength and Conditioning
Dan McCarthy Director of Football Operations
CPT Max Jenkins Director of Player Development
Reference:[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 p.m. No. 22 (FCS) Fordham Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 64–6   22,333
September 9 12:00 p.m. Buffalo Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSSN W 21–17   24,017
September 16 4:30 p.m. at No. 8 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH FOX L 7–38   108,414
September 23 12:00 p.m. at Tulane Yulman StadiumNew Orleans, LA CBSSN L 17–21   16,643
September 30 3:30 p.m. UTEP Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSSN W 35–21   31,133
October 7 6:30 p.m. at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX beIN W 49–12   21,766
October 14 12:00 p.m. Eastern Michigan Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSSN W 28–27   34,333
October 21 12:00 p.m. Temple Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSSN W 31–28 OT  34,876
November 4 3:30 p.m. at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBSSN W 21–0   41,875
November 11 12:00 p.m. Duke Michie Stadium • West Point, NY CBSSN W 21–16   38,851
November 18 6:30 p.m. at North Texas Apogee StadiumDenton, TX beIN L 49–52   26,392
December 9 3:00 p.m. vs. Navy Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (118th Army–Navy Game/Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBS W 14–13   68,625
December 23 3:30 p.m. vs. San Diego State Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN W 42–35   35,986
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll (FBS) or STATS poll (FCS) released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Fordham[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 6 0 0 6
Black Knights 21 13 17 13 64
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2015 FOR, 37–35

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 14 0 0 17
Black Knights 7 0 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 BUFF, 23–20

at Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0 7 0 0 7
No. 8 Buckeyes 14 3 14 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0 10 0 7 17
Green Wave 7 7 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10–1 2015 TULN, 34–31

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 7 7 0 7 21
Black Knights 0 14 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2016 ARMY, 66–14

at Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 21 14 7 7 49
Owls 0 0 6 6 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4–1 2016 ARMY, 31–14

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 0 13 27
Black Knights 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2015 ARMY, 58–36

Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Owls 0 14 0 14 0 28
Black Knights 7 7 0 14 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2016 ARMY, 28–13

at Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 7 0 7 21
Falcons 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–36–1 2016 AFA, 31–12

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 7 0 6 16
Black Knights 7 14 0 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–13–1 2016 DUKE, 13–6

at North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 13 8 21 49
Eagles 14 14 7 17 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2016 ARMY, 38–31

vs. Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 0 0 7 14
Midshipmen 3 7 3 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
50–60–7 2016 ARMY, 21–17

vs. San Diego State–Armed Forces Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 14 0 21 42
Aztecs 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2012 SDSU, 42–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 Army Black Knights Football Media Guide, p. 2
  2. ^ "Coaches". West Point University Athletics. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2017 Football Schedule at Army West Point". Army West Point Athletics. Retrieved 25 May 2017.