Following bowl win, Army posts most ridiculous statistic of the 2017 season
Who says you have to throw the ball to be effective?
The Army Black Knights capped an impressive 10-3 season with a win over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl. Army was unable to slowdown star RB Rashaad Penny in the matchup, but the Knights were able to make up for it with a dynamic rushing attack of their own.
In the end, Army took the lead with a touchdown and two-point conversion with 18 seconds remaining. The Knights would clinch the victory with a pick-six on the game’s final play.
Reaching 10 wins is impressive for Army, but this statistic makes the accomplishment even more astounding. Writer Joseph Goodman shared that Army was able to win 10 games while only completing 20 passes all season long.
Here is the unbelievable but true stat:
Army won 10 games this season and its offense completed 20 passes.
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) December 23, 2017
Kell Walker, the leading receiver for the Knights, finished the season with five receptions for 111 yards. They had just two touchdowns through the air this season and completed just one pass for six yards in the bowl game.
It should be noted that Army is known for running the triple-option, a run-based offense that utilizes a mobile QB. However, it is not often that you see a team have such success with so few passes in this era of football.