Army gave Cincinnati a tough game on Saturday, and the Black Knights were fired up about it, especially one lineman.

Coming off the field during a timeout, the lineman launched into an assistant coach on the sideline, and it appeared to knock the coach a little woozy. It was unclear if the assistant asked for a heated response from the player, but he certainly delivered. Either way, we hope the assistant is OK after the blow appeared to shake him up pretty good.

The Black Knights found the scoreboard first in the game played at Cincinnati and they tacked on a field goal in the fourth quarter to cut their deficit to a touchdown.

The game was a late addition after the Bearcats lost three games from their non-conference schedule, and the No. 14 UC accepted the challenge from the No. 22 Black Knights ahead of the American schedule.

Army is looking for its first 3-0 start since 2016. It’s the first time two ranked teams have played at Nipper Stadium since 2008.

“You didn’t really know how the season was going to go,” Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said, per the Associated Press. “We were curious if we were going to get games in or miss some games. It was, ‘Hey, let’s take any opportunity we have to play the game.’ There’s only one way to get better and that’s playing.”