WR Jeremy Trimble

2006 Statistics

Coach: Stan Brock
1st year
2006 Record: 3-9
at Arkansas State LOST 6-14
vs. Texas A&M LOST 24-28
at Baylor WON 27-20 (OT)
VMI WON 62-7
at Connecticut LOST 7-21
TCU LOST 17-31
at Tulane LOST 28-42
at Notre Dame LOST 9-41
vs. Navy LOST 14-26

2006 Final Rankings
AP-UR, Coaches-UR, BCS-UR

2007 Outlook

Stan Brock has had only moderate amounts of success as a head coach, and those were all in the professional ranks (Arena Football League). His promotion in becoming the team’s five-star leader can only be seen as a tenuous roll of the dice, though, the Colorado-alum’s prior three years here as OL coach give continuity to the offensive proceedings. Claims coming out of spring ball are that Brock and his new OC, Tim Walsh, will keep most of the plays and looks practiced under ex-coach Bobby Ross. We fell it will take little time for Walsh’s spread looks to work and then become the norm here. If it barely worked before with the same basic formations and both starting QBs are returning, then only improved execution could guarantee a different result. If it weren’t for the Cadet’s 62 point result against (I-AA) VMI, their offense would have been statistically ruined last year. Assuming the usual two-star level of recruits won’t mean much of a surge in the level of play, expect the new offensive looks to be the team’s only hope for improvement offensively. WR Jeremy Trimble’s health is also a major factor in whether Army can produce more points/yards. The defense needs the front seven to play up to its potential to have a chance at holding most foes under 30 points. Last year, foes ran it with much success, ergo, the reason that the Cadet pass defense (based on yardage) ranked so highly was because foes didn’t really have to pass much. But their much weaker defensive pass efficiency ranking reflects how that area, too, needs help, so the four senior returning starters buoy hopes for the DBs to rebound. Special teams are one area where Army has outright advantages. Army was two yards away from starting 3-1 – their failure to score in the closing minute when at the Texas A&M goal line seemed to stem any hopes the Cadets had of making 2006 special. Even at a promising 3-3, the Cadets then tanked six in a row, and while that competition was their toughest of the season (save A&M), this skid is the volition in which the team now enters 2007. The program hasn’t has a winning year since 1996’s 10-2 season, and, along with reversing their five-game losing streak to Navy, fans are just eager for their soldiers to finish over .500. Heck, for a program that has won three national titles, a winning record shouldn’t be too much to deliver. That sounds good, but a new, unestablished coach and a roster that reflects more character than raw talent likely mean another year before Army can win more than they lose.

Projected 2006 record: 3-9
QB - 2 DL - 2
RB - 3 LB - 2
WR - 3 DB - 3
OL - 2 ..

Passing: David Pevoto, 106-193-14, 1012 yds., 6 TD

Rushing: Wesley McMahand, 150 att., 654 yds., 4 TD

Receiving: Jeremy Trimble, 52 rec., 534 yds., 2 TD

Scoring: Tony Moore, 6 TD, 36 pts.

Punting: Owen Tolson, 49 punts, 42.2 avg.

Kicking: None

Tackles: Caleb Campbell, 59 tot., 30 solo

Sacks: Charlie Rockwood, John Wright - 2 each

Interceptions: Caleb Campbell, John Laird, Jordan Murray - 1 each

Kickoff returns: Corey Anderson, 23 ret., 22.1 avg., 0 TD

Punt returns: Jeremy Trimble, 18 ret., 18.1 avg., 2 TD


OFFENSE: Walter Hill-WR, Tim Dunn-TE, Dan Evans-OG, Matt Weisner-OG, Pete Bier-OG, Jonathan Connon-OT, Austin Miller-K
DEFENSE: Peter Harrington-DT, Cameron Craig-DE, Cason Shrode-MLB, Barrett Scruggs-WLB, Sean Grevious-CB

Inconsistencies throughout the entire offense are a huge reason why Stan Brock was elevated (from OL coach) to become the 35th head coach at West Point. And the man Brock turns to now is Tim Walsh, the envelope-pushing offensive mind that will lead the Cadets into their newest era. Also the quarterbacks coach, Walsh will initiate the latest offensive sets (spread), but his signal-callers need to step up if the innovations are to take hold. Carson Williams is one of only six QBs in school history to start as a freshman, and his showing in the last four games – all starts - proves that he offers Army its best chance to win (he went 0-4, but got little help defensively). Williams showed signs of brilliance and learned well from those experiences. Senior David Pevoto isn’t a poor hurler either, but his development seems stagnant, whereas Williams’ upside has yet to be realized. Neither is a prolific runner, though, Pevoto will get yards in situations when the sophomore can’t. The new offensive look will likely mean both get their shots on gameday to see who fits best, and whoever can ‘wow’ coaches first will likely be assured of half a seasons worth of starts to see if they can expand into the role. If neither can do such, it will be another long season on the Hudson. Running the ball was one thing this team did with moderate success in 2006. Wesley McMahand may only be 5’5, but he squirts through holes effectively as he ducks bigger tacklers and uses his stout stature to break arm tackles. He is led through holes by Mike Viti, an oft-used fullback who is just as important to the rushing attack as McMahand. Tony Moore is a hybrid bigger back who can also burn once he sees open field. The Black Knights ran it 124 more times than they threw it last year, but that number could be reversed in the new approach if there are struggles on the ground. The line sees only senior Trey Miranne return at center; otherwise, all major starters are lost. Mike Lemming saw time at left tackle (even started twice) last year, but he seems better suited for the other side, which he now occupies. The only other development worth noting is Brandon Cox being passed at left tackle by senior vet Ray Zelenak. Cox slides into the open left guard slot, instead. Otherwise, similar to how it is at the other service academies, the line will be lighter, more athletic, and a perfect fit with their increased mobility for the new offensive…that is, if they can come together as a unit, something that occurred less often than needed last year. The tight ends, led by Justin Larson, will see their production expand, so he and Mike Evans, both prototypically built for speed more than for size, can open up the deep middle. That is where All-American Jeremy Trimble will find more room to operate. His numbers reflect the modest passing approach practiced here up until now, but one must consider his staggering stats as a punt returner to realize the moves this kid has when they can get him the ball. Soph Damion Hunter is a smaller receiver who has shot into the other starting slot past 6’2 junior Mike Wright and senior Corey Anderson, so his promise speaks for itself. Still, all of these snarlers should expand their production under Walsh. Brock doesn’t want to do anything more than “subtle changes” to the offense already in place. But with many of the same personnel, that isn’t likely to change their recent results, so we think that once Walsh’s innovations prove more productive, they will be all the rage.


FB Mike Viti


Returning Starters in bold
QB David Pevoto-Sr (6-4, 213) Carson Williams-So (6-3, 210)
FB Mike Viti-Sr (5-10, 242) Collin Mooney-Jr (5-10, 236)
RB Wesley McMahand-Jr (5-5, 177) Tony Moore-So (6-0, 228)
WR Damion Hunter-So (5-10, 166) Elliott Emerich-Sr (6-3, 198)
WR Jeremy Trimble-Sr (6-0, 219) Mike Wright-Jr (6-2, 204)
TE Justin Larson-Sr (6-5, 228) Mike Evans-Jr (6-1, 238)
OT Ray Zelenak-Sr (6-2, 256) Mike Schumacher-Jr (6-2, 266)
OG Brandon Cox-Jr (6-3, 297) John Keller-Jr (6-2, 301)
C Trey Miranne-Sr (6-0, 273) Seth Fabin-Jr (6-1, 294)
OG Connor Wicklund-Sr (6-3, 284) Richard Miller-Sr (6-3, 266)
OT Mike Lemming-Jr (6-3, 281) Joe Muldoon-So (6-6, 282)
K Owen Tolson-Sr (6-2, 201) Adam DeMarco-Jr (5-9, 182)



Though not spectacular by any means, Army’s 79th ranking for total effort means there is much on this side of scrimmage upon which to build. Their 115th ranking for run defense is a concern while their No.7 pass defense needs attention, too, since it only earned a 91st ranking for efficiency. That means when opposing QBs do pass, they succeed at it. Still, why pass it when you can run – that’s the approach foes will continue to take until Army stops this kind of basic attack. Vic Ugenyi offers the same promise now-departed Cameron Craig did at end, though Craig’s 17 tackles-for-loss are something for which Ugenyi will have to strive and this line will miss. Brandon Thompson started the last three games, and his nine tackles versus Air Force prove he can produce against the run. But the key to the line has to be tackle Tony Fusco – at 303 pounds and the team’s sixth-leading tackler, the Watertown (CT) native outweighs the next biggest Cadet defensive lineman by 40 pounds and demands double-teams. Fellow insider John Wright is a proven sub who now starts at the other tackle spot, so it is just a matter of organization and familiarity before this line can make up for lost time. More pressure/sacks is/are a must if this line is to give the DBs a chance in coverage. But with coordinator John Mumford still in charge of the DL, improvements up front are waiting-to-be-seen since they haven’t really taken a corner yet under his tutelage. The linebackers supplied the team’s top two tacklers, but both left. 6’3 Charlie Lockwood is the corps’ lone returning starter on the strongside, though, both new starters were the backups at their respective spots. Frank Scappaticci had the best spring of the three and plays a rough, downhill style suited well for bolstering run support. Senior MIKE Brian Chmura seems a bit small for his position, but his efforts have proven otherwise at times. This unit may take a while to come together, if they even do. They are the key to making the defense better, so follow their production to see if the Cadets can step up their stopping prowess. The backfield starts all seniors. The top candidates at safety battled tough times and injuries in 2006 and only started two games together, but Caleb Campbell and Jordan Murray offer great promise if they can stay healthy and play together more. Campbell is a hybrid LB who is suited well for SS, while Jordan proved himself by finishing seventh in tackles while playing in only six games. Both were limited this spring (Campbell sat out fully) due to injury, but their return at full strength is expected. Dennis Cooper is a bit small, but his efforts in place of Jordan were admirable and give experience to the depth. The corners lose one starter, but nickel/reserve John Laird fills in after finishing as the team’s top tackler at that position. Appropriately, he is the new starter at ‘field’ corner where he will have to cover the inside guy(s), while Kevin Opoku remains at ‘boundary’ corner as a purer cover type on the outside. Depth here is shaky, at best, and save Mario Hill, the size drop-off has to be a concern at the I-A level. Also of concern is how the DBs only earned four interceptions but allowed a 62% completion rate. Secondary coach Wally Ake has his work cut out, and after four seasons here, he (along with Mumford) have to be held accountable in this new era if the pass defense here again struggles when needed most. No matter how bad they seemed, the Cadet’s D only allowed five foes to go over the 30 point mark, holding five to 21 points or less. Such results show they can put 60 minutes of play together with effective results. Just like on offense, consistency becomes the issue.


DB Caleb Campbell


Returning Starters in bold
DE Brandon Thompson-Sr (6-3, 261) David Shore-Jr (6-5, 240)
DT John Wright-Sr (6-1, 259) Ted Bentler-So (6-3, 251)
DT Tony Fusco-Sr (6-1, 303) Mike Gann-So (6-2, 250)
DE Victor Ugenyi-So (6-3, 262) Elliott Antoine-Jr (6-0, 265)
SLB Charlie Rockwood-Sr (6-3, 228) John Plumstead-Jr (5-10, 217)
MLB Brian Chmura-Sr (6-0, 224) Arlance Jenkins-Jr (5-10, 217)
WLB Frank Scappaticci-Jr (6-1, 222) Antoine Johnson-So (5-9, 227)
CB John Laird-Sr (5-10, 185) Josh Mitchell-Jr (5-9, 169)
CB Kevin Opoku-Sr (5-11, 183) Mario Hill-So (6-0, 176)
SS Caleb Campbell-Sr (6-2, 224) Ryan Brence-Sr (6-1, 207)
FS Jordan Murray-Sr (6-0, 204) Dennis Cooper-Sr (5-11, 187)
P Owen Tolson-Sr (6-2, 201) Andrew Rinehart-Jr (6-1, 214)




Owen Tolson has assumed the kicking duties after his solid showing as the Cadet punter. His punts were both long and controlled, and his prep career says that he should do fine at PK (75% completion with a long of 53 yards). Oh, and he can lay the wood on opposing return men with his abilities as a safety, and he can make fakes work with his worthy arm. Trimble was ranked second in the nation for punt runbacks, and Corey Anderson is an adequate compliment at kick returning. Fusco had four of the team’s six blocked kicks – add it all up, and you see why these areas being positives give a marginal team like this a HUGE (and needed) advantage on special teams.