Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Heart of Dallas Bowl NCAAF Bet Recaps: Army Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Army Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken celebrates a victory after the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl game between the Army Black Knights and North Texas Mean Green on December 27, 2016 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX.

Army 38, North Texas 31

When: 12:00 PM ET , Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 39117

The Mean Green had no answer for Ahmad Bradshaw on Tuesday as the Black Knights rolled to a 38-31 win at Cotton Bowl.

Army won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -10.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 47.0.

Army Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green Quarterback Stats

Army Black Knights QB Stats   North Texas Mean Green QB Stats
A. Bradshaw 2/3 53 0 0   A. Morris 26/38 304 3 1
K. Walker 0/1 0 0 0   E. Keena 1/1 10 0 0

  T. Wilson 0/1 0 0 1

Army Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green Final Score & Betting Odds

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Army Black Knights (8-5) 12 12 7 0 7 38
North Texas Mean Green (5-8) 7 14 7 3 0 31

Gm# Team
235 Army Black Knights (38)
236 North Texas Mean Green (31)

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DALLAS (AP) For Army coach Jeff Monken, there was never really a second thought about what to do on fourth down from the 3 on the opening possession of overtime. Not with the way the triple-option Black Knights dominate running the ball and struggle kicking it.

Jordan Asberry took a toss and scored Army's sixth rushing touchdown in a 38-31 win over North Texas on Tuesday in a rematch at the Heart of Dallas Bowl. ''One of our goals is not flinch and believe no matter what,'' said quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw, who ran for 129 yards and a score.

''A lot of people say it's a questionable call. ... We were determined to get it in.'' The Black Knights (8-5) finished with 480 yards rushing, including 119 yards and two TDs by Darnell Woolfolk. Asberry's score was the 46th rushing touchdown this season, breaking the school record held by the 1945 national championship team that had two Heisman Trophy winners in the backfield.

North Texas (5-8) had its chance in overtime. But after Alec Morris scrambled for 4 yards and Jeffery Wilson lost 3, consecutive incomplete passes followed. The former Alabama graduate transfer threw for 304 yards and three TDs, but his desperation fourth-down throw on the run ended the game. ''We may not have accomplished our mission of winning our bowl game, but these men ... set a solid foundation of brotherhood,'' first-year coach Seth Littrell said.

North Texas, which lost five of its last six games after winning 35-18 at Army on Oct. 22, was in the bowl based on its Academic Progress Rate. Army's 1945 team had 45 rushing touchdowns while going 9-0. Doc Blanchard scored 16 of them and won the Heisman that season.

Glenn Davis had 15 a year before winning his Heisman Trophy. The Black Knights have a three-game winning streak, including their first win over Navy since 2001. ''We're a work in a progress. I hope we always will be and be improving,'' Monken said. ''Proud of our guys and how we finished this season.''

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Army Black Knights (38) vs North Texas Mean Green (31) Betting Results - Lost

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