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Football Falls 34-27 At Army

Massachusetts' Steve Baylark (5) falls into the endzone as Army's Dhyan Tarver (20) tries to stop him on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in the second quarter of their game at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Massachusetts' Steve Baylark (5) falls into the endzone as Army's Dhyan Tarver (20) tries to stop him on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in the second quarter of their game at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Nov. 12, 2005

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Zac Dahman completed 22 of 27 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead Army a 34-27 win over Massachusetts on Saturday, giving the Black Knights their first three-game winning streak since 1996.

The victory against the Division I-AA Minutemen (7-3) gave the Black Knights (3-6) their first win at home this season and more victories than they managed last year.

Dahman's 10-yard touchdown pass to Walter Hill with 3:02 to play sealed the win. Jeremy Trimble caught seven passes for 86 yards and Scott Wesley had seven carries for 72 yards and one TD.

Liam Coen was 21-of-34 for 213 yards to lead Massachusetts, but was intercepted three times.

Coen's interception at the beginning of the fourth quarter led to an 11-yard TD run by Carlton Jones. Dahman's pass to Hill on the 2-point conversion gave the Black Knights a 27-20 lead.

The Minutemen came back to tie the game when they forced a fumble on fourth-and-one at the Army 37 with just over 10 minutes remaining. Shannon James picked up the fumble and ran it in for the TD.

Army responded with a 12-play, 61-yard drive capped by Hill's scoring grab.

Army took its first lead, 9-3, with 13:28 left in the first half when Wesley ran for a 46-yard score.

After UMass's next drive stalled, the Minutemen caught a break when Army pushed a Massachusetts defender into the receiving Wesley. The officials ruled the ball hit an Army player and Massachusetts' Jason Leonard recovered at the Army 24.

Steve Baylark's 17-yard run two plays later gave UMass a 10-9 lead. Baylark, who averaged 104 yards a game before Saturday, was held to 49 yards on 15 carries. He caught six passes for 24 yards.

The Black Knights went back in front 12-10 when Justin Koenig hit a 41-yard field goal with 1:24 left in the half.

 

 

Army started the second half with an 11-play, 64-yard drive capped by Dahman's 38-yard TD pass to Trimble.

UMass cut Army's lead to 19-17 when George Byrd blocked an Army punt and Bryan Haynes recovered it in the end zone.

The Minutemen took a 20-19 lead with 1:54 left in the third quarter when Cuko hit a 35-yard field goal to cap a 23-yard drive. He had a 41-yard field goal in the first quarter.

The Black Knights got their first safety since Sept. 23, 2000, when Coen slipped in his own end zone with 3 seconds left in the first quarter.

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