Army 48, Western Michigan 6
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) _ Quarterback Rob Healy combined with Clarence Jones on a lateral for a 78- yard touchdown play and Healy scored on a 2-yard keeper Saturday as Army rolled to its biggest opening-day victory in 30 years, a 48-6 rout of Western Michigan.
Western Michigan, blanked by Northern Illinois in its opener last week and unable to cross midfield in the first half against Army, avoided its second shutout when Jon VanSlooten passed 2 yards to Kelly Spielmaker for a TD with 75 seconds to play. It was the Cadets’ most lopsided opener since they buried Furman 81-0 in 1955.
Healy broke loose for a 28-yard run to midfield, then lateraled to Jones, who sprinted the remaining 50 yards for a first-quarter touchdown. Healy’s 2- yard run, a 15-yard burst for a TD by halfback William Lampley and field goals of 26 and 36 yards gave Army a 27-0 halftime lead.
The Cadets closed the scoring on touchdown runs of 33 yards by Doug Black, 7 yards by Benny White and 1 yard by Andy Petersen.