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Army Wins Thriller over UConn at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium played host to College Football on 11/8 as Army took on UConn. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Yankee Stadium played host to College Football on 11/8 as Army took on UConn. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

In a thrilling College Football game at Yankee Stadium the Army Football team (3-6) defeated UConn (2-7) by a a final of 35-21 on Saturday evening.

With 27, 453 fans split between these two amazing squads both gave a great effort in a game that will be talked about for a while. The final play a 99-yard interception for a touchdown by Junior Defensive back Chris Carnegie (Oakland, Calif.) sealed the victory.

Prior to that interception it had seemed as if the Huskies were going to spoil the game for the Black Nights’ who had their lead tried to a touchdown with two minutes to play.

In the end though it was the Black Knights that were able to gain their first victory at Yankee Stadium since 1960, when they had defeated Syracuse University, who was Nationally Ranked at the time.

Leading the way in this game was Quarterback  Angel Santiago (Fontana, Calif.) who had a game-high 97 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns. Also have multiple score game was Sophomore Running back Joe Walker (Fayetteville, Ga.) who also recorded  31 yards on five carries.

Army also had several impressive performances on the defensive end of the field including the play of Sophomore Linebacker Jeremy Timpf (Tucson, Ariz.) who had a team-high eight tackles.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following postgame videos:

Army Head Coach Jeff Monken 

Army Student-Athletes Chris Carnegie and Raymond Maples 

UCONN Head Coach Bob Diaco

Army will next be in action on November 15 when they go on the road to take on Western Kentucky. The Black Knights will return home on November 22 when they take on Fordham University at Michie Stadium.

For more information on the Army Athletics Department fans are encouraged to click here:

http://www.goarmysports.com

For more information on the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium events fans are encouraged to click here:

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/events/index.jsp

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