Army Black Knights Football: 2015 Season Preview

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Nov 8, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Army Black Knights wide receiver Chevaughn Lawrence (21) and wide receiver Justin Newman (85) and Army Black Knights offensive lineman Jaryn Villegas (74) celebrate after Army beat the Connecticut Huskies 35-21at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

After an average first season for head coach, Jeff Monken, West Point will look to further improve this season as they begin their return to national relevancy.

2014 was an odd year for Army football. It was odd in that the Black Knights showed promise in some very close losses, but yet found a way to draw a blank against lesser opponents. West Point lost almost half of their games by ten points or less, which isn’t a bad thing, but against teams like Kent State, Rice, WKU, and Air Fore, the Black Knights couldn’t stay competitive.

Last season was an odd one, but it would’ve produced much better results, as I alluded to earlier, Army lost almost half of their games by ten points or less. West Point could have easily finished last season bowl eligible, but in close losses to Yale and Wake Forest, West Point just couldn’t pull out the win.

On the bright side, however, West Point almost pulled out a victory over Navy to end the season, which showed improvement from the previous season’s loss to the Naval academy, 34-7. The highlight of last season was West Point’s big victory over Connecticut in Yankee Stadium, a game Army never trailed in.

Last season’s in the past, though, and West Point looks to have a very tough schedule ahead of them in 2015, as they will play UCONN, Penn State, Wake Forest, Duke, and Rutgers in 2015.

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