2016 Army Black Knights football team

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2016 Army Black Knights football
Army West Point logo.svg
Heart of Dallas Bowl champion
ConferenceIndependent
2016 record8–5
Head coachJeff Monken (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Davis (3rd season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorJay Bateman (3rd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
BYU               9 4  
Army               8 5  
Notre Dame               4 8  
UMass               2 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Black Knights were led by third-year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Michie Stadium. They competed as an independent. They finished the season 8–5, including defeating Navy for the first time since 2001 in the traditional Army-Navy Game.[1][2] They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they defeated North Texas in overtime.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.at TempleCBSSNW 28–1334,005
September 1012:00 p.m.[3]RiceCBSSNW 31–1427,013
September 177:00 p.m.at UTEPASNW 66–1437,893
September 247:00 p.m.at BuffaloESPN3L 20–23 OT19,217
October 83:30 p.m.at DukeACCNL 6–1320,613
October 1512:00 p.m.Lafayette
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 62–738,394
October 2212:00 p.m.North Texas
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNL 18–3531,127
October 293:30 p.m.at Wake ForestACCNW 21–1327,948
November 512:00 p.m.Air Force
CBSSNL 12–3138,443
November 123:30 p.m.vs. Notre DameNBCL 6–4445,762
November 1912:00 p.m.Morgan State
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
CBSSNW 60–328,290
December 103:00 p.m.vs. No. 25 (CFP) NavyCBSW 21–1771,600
December 2711:00 a.m.vs. North TexasESPNW 38–31 OT39,117

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2016 Army Black Knights Football

Quarterback

  •  2 Joey Benden - Freshman (5'10, 188)
  •  4 Kelvin Hopkins Jr. - Freshman (5'10, 202)
  •  7 Chris Carter - Sophomore (5'11, 183)
  •  9 Luke Langdon - Sophomore (5'10, 187)
  • 11 Malik McGue - Freshman (5'8, 174)
  • 13 Korie Frausto - Freshman (6'0, 187)
  • 17 Ahmad Bradshaw - Junior (5'11, 198)

Running Backs

  •  3 Jordan Asberry - Sophomore (5'9, 191)
  •  5 Joe Walker - Senior (6'0, 204)
  •  6 John Trainor - Junior (5'11, 190)
  •  8 Christian Drake - Sophomore (5'10, 177)
  • 10 Kjetil Cline - Freshman (6'0, 196)
  • 20 Spencer Sheff - Sophomore (5'11, 205)
  • 21 Nick Meunier - Freshman (5'8, 175)
  • 22 Tyler Campbell - Sophomore (5'11, 184)
  • 23 PaulAndrew Rhoden - Senior (6'0, 213)
  • 26 Donovan Franklin - Freshman (5'9, 187)
  • 27 Malik Crossdale - Sophomore (5'10, 216)
  • 30 Elijah St. Hilaire - Senior (5'9, 196)
  • 32 Kell Walker - Freshman (5'9, 195)
  • 33 Darnell Woolfolk - Sophomore (5'9, 225)
  • 36 Ryan Velez - Freshman (5'11, 195)
  • 38 Dejoun Lee - Freshman (5'7, 173)
  • 40 Andy Davidson - Sophomore (6'2, 220)
  • 44 Kevin Hicks - Freshman (5'11, 195)
  • 53 Cole Macek - Sophomore (5'11, 220)

Tight End

  • 42 Will Huff - Freshman (6'2, 235)
  • 46 Trey Neville - Freshman (6'4, 240)
  • 49 Juwan Griffith-James - Sophomore (6'1, 238)
  • 85 Quinten Parker - Sophomore (6'1, 241)
  • 87 Zach Saum - Sophomore (6'5, 200)
  • 88 Joe Corless Jr. - Sophomore (6'2, 217)
  • 95 Nick Steinhaus - Freshman (6'0, 225)

Wide Receiver

  • 14 Shafer Swann - Sophomore (6'2, 204)
  • 15 Christian Poe - Sophomore (6'3, 190)
  • 45 Dan McFadden - Sophomore (6'2, 179)
  • 80 Glen Coates - Freshman (6'0, 191)
  • 81 Jeff Ejekam - Junior (6'2, 204)
  • 82 Edgar Poe - Senior (6'4, 216)
  • 83 Luke Peterman - Sophomore (6'4, 205)
  • 84 Jermaine Adams - Junior (6'1, 216)
  • 86 Christian Hayes - Freshman (6'0, 183)

Placekicker

  • 18 Blake Wilson - Junior (5'9, 145)
  • 23 Mitchell Howard - Senior (6'1, 192)
  • 96 Avery Walas - Freshman
  • 97 David Cooper - Freshman (6'2, 179)
  • 99 Nick Schrage - Sophomore (6'0, 174)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Alex Herndon - Freshman (6'2, 240)
  • 51 Nick Miller - Sophomore (6'1, 260)
  • 52 Kyle Wilkins - Freshman (6'3, 285)
  • 53 Jeff Panara - Sophomore (6'3, 253)
  • 54 Josh Rea - Sophomore (6'0, 284)
  • 55 Lofi Tamasese - Senior (6'1, 288)
  • 56 Riko Tamasese - Sophomore (6'1, 285)
  • 57 Ethan Palelei - Sophomore (6'0, 275)
  • 58 Kaveinga Tuitahi - Sophomore (6'3, 3300)
  • 59 Mike Johnson - Freshman (6'3, 262)
  • 60 Justin Gilbert - Senior (6'7, 294)
  • 62 Rick Kurz - Sophomore (6'2, 271)
  • 63 Jake Baumert - Freshman (6'3, 301)
  • 64 Mike Owens - Freshman (6'4, 260)
  • 65 Bryce Holland - Junior (6'2, 285)
  • 66 Joshua Boylan - Junior (6'2, 280)
  • 67 Joseph Hansbury - Sophomore (6'3, 274)
  • 68 Liam McCarthy - Freshman (6'2, 264)
  • 69 Grant Kerstens - Freshman (6'2, 262)
  • 70 Mike Houghton - Junior (6'4, 288)
  • 71 Tyler Young - Sophomore (6'2, 280)
  • 72 Colby Enegren - Senior (6'2, 279)
  • 73 Noah Utley - Freshman (6'4, 245)
  • 74 Austin Schuffert - Sophomore (6'2, 270)
  • 75 Jack Sides - Freshman (6'2, 271)
  • 76 Tim Gant - Sophomore (6'3, 278)
  • 76 Joe Tustin - Junior (6'2, 307)
  • 77 Jaxson Deaton - Freshman (6'4, 300)
  • 78 Brett Toth - Junior (6'6, 276)
  • 79 Cooper Simpson - Freshman (6'0, 258)
  • 91 Nick Dabbelt - Freshman (6'1, 250)

Defensive Line

  • 57 Jordan Smith - Senior (6'3, 264)
  • 58 Andrew McLean - Junior (6'4, 282)
  • 59 John Voit - Junior (6'3, 258)
  • 77 Raymond Wright - Junior (6'3, 279)
  • 90 Eddy Ruzga - Senior (6'3, 249)
  • 91 Wunmi Oyetuga - Sophomore (6'4, 269)
  • 92 Matt Allgor - Sophomore (6'2, 238)
  • 93 Rod Stoddard II - Freshman (5'11, 282)
  • 96 Emmanuel Aka - Sophomore (6'2, 230)
  • 96 Julian Meares - Freshman (6'2, 223)
  • 99 Cordarrell Davis - Sophomore (6'0, 240)

Long Snappers

  • 48 Clay Barton - Junior (5'10, 185)
  • 83 Scott Flanick - Sophomore (6'2, 235)

Punter

  • 17 Zach Potter - Freshman (5'10, 208)
  • 95 Caleb Watkins - Freshman (5'10, 167)
  • 98 J.D. Mote - Sophomore (6'5, 215)
 

Linebacker

  • 11 Andrew King - Senior (6'0, 246)
  • 15 Ryan Parker - Freshman (6'0, 209)
  • 18 Jake Ellington - Freshman (6'3, 218)
  • 19 James Nachtigal - Sophomore (6'0, 230)
  • 21 Alex Aukerman - Junior (6'1, 242)
  • 25 Marco Carrabotta - Freshman (6'0, 241)
  • 30 Hayden Haupt - Freshman (6'2, 227)
  • 36 Scott Washle - Junior (6'1, 240)
  • 37 Donavan Lynch - Freshman (6'0, 205)
  • 39 Jeremy Timpf - Senior (6'1, 230)
  • 40 Elijah Payne - Freshman (6'1, 213)
  • 42 Calen Holt - Sophomore (6'0, 220)
  • 43 Connor Slomka - Freshman (6'0, 223)
  • 43 Jacquese Steen - Freshman (6'0, 222)
  • 44 Jarrod Jones - Sophomore (5'10, 210)
  • 45 Tyler L'Hommedieu - Junior (6'0, 214)
  • 47 Samuel Johnson - Sophomore (6'2, 241)
  • 49 Jacob Covington - Freshman (6'2, 247)
  • 50 Bayle Wolf - Junior (6'0, 217)
  • 51 Joe Ryan - Freshman (6'1, 213)
  • 52 Ryan Grady III - Freshman (6'2, 203)
  • 53 Amadeo West - Freshman (6'2, 220)
  • 54 Cole Christiansen - Freshman (6'2, 218)
  • 55 Matt Sannella - Junior (6'1, 250)
  • 56 Kenneth Brinson - Sophomore (6'2, 233)
  • 98 Chandler Ramirez - Sophomore (6'0, 229)

Defensive Backs

  •  1 Marcus Hyatt - Sophomore (5'10, 180)
  •  2 Gibby Gibson - Sophomore (6'1, 213)
  •  4 Max Regan - Sophomore (6'2, 197)
  •  6 Elijah Riley - Freshman (6'0, 208)
  •  7 Jaylon McClinton - Freshman (5'10, 192)
  •  9 Xavier Moss - Senior (6'2, 204)
  • 10 Gervon Simon - Senior (5'11, 203)
  • 14 Jalen Sharp - Sophomore (6'1, 182)
  • 16 Rashaad Bolton - Freshman (5'11, 222)
  • 17 Steven Johnson - Senior (6'0, 191)
  • 20 Rhyan England - Junior (5'10, 190)
  • 22 Malik Hancock - Freshman (5'8, 160)
  • 23 Jack King - Freshman (6'2, 208)
  • 26 Richard Hanson - Freshman (5'10, 177)
  • 27 Thai Wright - Freshman (5'10, 189)
  • 28 Brandon Jackson - Sophomore (6'0, 178)
  • 29 Mike Reynolds - Sophomore (5'10, 185)
  • 31 Anthony Battaglia - Freshman (6'1, 203)
  • 32 Zach Scott - Sophomore (5'10, 159)
  • 33 Boomer Bakich Jr. - Sophomore (6'1, 208)
  • 34 Matthew Kaufmann - Senior (5'9, 195)
  • 38 Cameron Jones - Freshman (6'0, 194)
  • 46 DJ Young Jr. - Freshman (5'10, 160)
  • 47 Michel Toure - Freshman (6'3, 218)

Depth chart[edit]

Depth Chart 2016
True Freshman
Double Position : *

Game summaries[edit]

at Temple[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–7 2013 TEM, 33–14
Army Black Knights at Temple Owls
1 2 34Total
Black Knights 0 7 71428
Owls 0 10 3013

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Rice[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4–1 2015 RICE, 38–31
Rice Owls at Army Black Knights
1 2 34Total
Owls 7 0 7014
Black Knights 14 7 7331

at Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

at UTEP[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Army Black Knights at UTEP Miners
1 2 34Total
Black Knights 3 21 281466
Miners 0 0 14014

at Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

at Buffalo[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2014 ARMY, 47–39
Army Black Knights at Buffalo Bulls
1 2 34OTTotal
Black Knights 7 3 100020
Bulls 0 0 614323

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

at Duke[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–12–1 2015 DUKE, 44–3
Army Black Knights at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
Black Knights 0 6 006
Blue Devils 7 6 0013

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

Lafayette[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
17–1 1997 ARMY, 41–14
Lafayette Leopards at Army Black Knights
1 2 34Total
Leopards 0 7 007
Black Knights 14 21 141362

at Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

North Texas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2010 ARMY, 24–0
North Texas Mean Green at Army Black Knights
1 2 34Total
Mean Green 14 0 14735
Black Knights 7 3 8018

at Michie StadiumWest Point, NY

at Wake Forest[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–11 2015 WF, 17–14
Army Black Knights at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
1 2 34Total
Black Knights 7 0 01421
Demon Deacons 0 7 3313

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, North Carolina

Air Force[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–35–1 2015 AF, 20–3
Air Force Falcons at Army Black Knights
1 2 34Total
Falcons 0 10 14731
Black Knights 0 6 6012

at Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

vs. Notre Dame[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–38–4 2010 ND, 27–3
Army Black Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1 2 34Total
Black Knights 0 6 006
Fighting Irish 21 17 6044

at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Morgan State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 ARMY, 28–12
Morgan State Bears at Army Black Knights
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 3 003
Black Knights 13 16 102160

at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York

vs. Navy[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
49–60–7 2015 NAVY, 21–17
Army Black Knights vs. #25 (CFP) Navy Midshipmen (117th Army-Navy Game)
1 2 34Total
No. 25 (CFP) Midshipmen 0 0 10717
Black Knights 7 7 0721

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

vs. North Texas – Heart of Dallas Bowl[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 10/22/16 UNT, 35–18
Army Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green (2016 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl)
1 2 34OTTotal
Black Knights 12 12 70738
Mean Green 7 14 73031

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

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