Steelman, opportunistic Army converts 4 turnovers into TDs to beat struggling Duke 35-21By Aaron Beard, AP
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Army beats Duke 35-21
DURHAM, N.C. — Brian Cobbs ran for two first-half scores and Army converted four turnovers into touchdowns to beat Duke 35-21 on Saturday.
Trent Steelman threw for two scores and ran for another for the Black Knights (3-1), who snapped a seven-game losing streak against Atlantic Coast Conference teams. Army jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, a margin that allowed it to stay with the yard-churning and clock-controlling triple-option offense against a Duke team still reeling from last week’s ugly loss to top-ranked Alabama.
The Blue Devils (1-3) got off to a horrendous start with Sean Renfree throwing two quick interceptions, then watched things get worse the rest of the afternoon.
Army led 21-7 at halftime, then Steelman ran perfectly executed play-action fakes on TD tosses to Raymond Maples and Austin Barr to push the lead to 35-7 in third quarter.
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