WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Tyhier Tyler ran for three touchdowns, Tyson Riley added a career-high 158 yards rushing and Army returned to its running roots in beating Villanova 49-10 on Saturday, giving coach Jeff Monken a landmark victory.
A week after their first 300-yard passing game since 2007 in an overtime loss to UTSA, the Black Knights (1-2) ran for 472 yards in Monken's 59th win at Army, breaking a second-place tie with Charles Daly (1913-16, 1919-22). Red Blaik (1941-58) is the leader at 121.
"That doesn't have anything to do with me," Monken said of his move up the Army victory list. "It's these great players and and the players that have played here in the last few years that I've been here. I'm very fortunate to be the coach at West Point. I love this place. It's incredible to be able serve the Army and to serve this institution as the head coach and, you know, I hope there's a bunch more to come."