Army All-American Bowl 2016: Complete Box Score and Analysis

Brian Leigh@@BLeighDATFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2016

East running back Tony Jones, Jr. (24) evades West defensive back Chase Lucas during the first half of the Army All American Bowl high school football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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The 2016 Army All-American Bowl took place on Saturday, and with it the recruiting cycle moved one step closer to completion.

With the Army Bowl, the Under Armour All-America Game and the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl all completed, we've officially reached the stretch run before national signing day on Feb. 3.

While much of the day concerned who committed where, there was also, well, a game to be played. Even in a mostly relaxed exhibition setting, there was plenty to learn on the field.

Let's take a look at who did what.

Line Score

2016 Army All-American Bowl—Line Score
Source: Army Bowl

Scoring Summary

2016 Army All-American Bowl—Scoring Summary
Q1—10:14Fehoko, Simi 35-yard pass from Patterson, Shea (Southam, Skyler kick)7-0
Q1—9:15Olonilua, Sewo one-yard run (South, Skyler kick failed)13-0
Q2—7:42McKinley, Javon 10-yard pass from Patterson, Shea19-0
Q2—7:42Byrd, Tyler PAT return19-2
Q2—3:55Pass, Jawon four-yard run (Culip, Connor kick)19-9
Q2—2:18Vaughns, Tyler 19-yard pass from Costello, K.J. (Olonilua, Sewo pass from Costello)27-9
Q2—0:00Southam, Skyler 28-yard field goal30-9
Q4—9:21Asiasi, Devin 25-yard pass from Costello, K.J. (South, Skyler kick)37-9
Source: Army Bowl

The West started fast and took a 13-0 lead. Failing the second PAT stunted its momentum, but despite a wild scoring sequence in the second quarter, it actually extended that lead to 30-9 before halftime.

Things settled down in the third quarter, when both teams failed to score. The West added a final touchdown in the fourth quarter and capped a dominant performance with a fitting 37-9 scoreline. 

Passing Stats

2016 Army All-American Bowl—Notable Passing Stats
East PlayerCollegeCMP-ATTYDS-TD-INT
Jacob EasonGeorgia6-1371-0-1
Feleipe FranksFlorida1-78-0-2
Jawon PassLouisville5-947-0-0
West PlayerCollegeCMP-ATTYDS-TD-INT
Shea PattersonOle Miss6-990-2-0
K.J. CostelloStanford6-1076-2-1
Brandon PetersMichigan4-1674-0-0
Source: Army Bowl

Shea Patterson became the story early, leading Team West to a pair of touchdowns on its first two drives. The coaching staff elected to air things out, and Patterson was best equipped to handle it, posting better numbers than Michigan commit Brandon Peters and Stanford commit K.J. Costello, although Costello also played well.

East star Jacob Eason, who ranks one spot higher than Patterson on the 247Sports composite rankings, had an up-and-down performance. His huge, Matt Stafford-like arm was on display, but he also missed some throws and lost a fumble on a botched shotgun snap.

Florida commit Feleipe Franks, whose development is crucial to the Gators' future, struggled with a pair of interceptions.

Rushing Stats

2016 Army All-American Bowl—Notable Rushing Stats
East PlayerCollegeATTYDSTD
Demario McCallOhio State9380
Tony Jones Jr.Notre Dame6190
Jawon PassLouisville381
Mecole HardmanTBA150
Tavien FeasterClemson140
West PlayerCollegeATTYDSTD
Vavae MalepeaiOregon8740
Sewo OloniluaTCU5241
Shea PattersonOle Miss190
Source: Army Bowl

Oregon commit Vavae Malepeai looks like another great Ducks running back and led the game with 74 yards on eight carries. His long of 25 was also the longest run of the game.

Across the line, future Ohio State Buckeye Demario McCall carried the load. Despite an offense that struggled to get going, he ran hard and finished with 38 yards on nine carries.

The highest-ranked running back in the game, 5-star Clemson commit Tavien Feaster, left with a first-quarter injury and did not return. His loss was unfortunate, but the injury did not appear serious.

Receiving Stats 

2016 Army All-American Bowl—Notable Receiving Stats
East PlayerCollegeRECYDSTD
Cameron ChambersMichigan State5360
Austin MackOhio State3370
Mecole HardmanTBA3360
Binjimen VictorTBA2190
West PlayerCollegeRECYDSTD
Tyler VaughnsUSC3441
Dylan CrawfordMichigan3300
Simi FehokoStanford2501
Javon McKinleyNotre Dame2171
Donnie CorleyMichigan State1390
Devin AsiasiTBA1251
Drue ChrismanOhio State1170
Trevon SidneyUSC1140
Source: Army Bowl

Team West aired things out and spread the wealth, and as a result five players recorded 25-50 receiving yards.

Simi Fehoko caught Patterson's 35-yard flea-flicker in the first quarter, staking the West to a lead it would never relinquish;Trevor Sikkema provided highlights:

That stood as the longest offensive play of the game until Donnie Corley, fresh off committing to Michigan State, caught a 39-yarder in the second half.

Corley's future teammate, Michigan State commit Cameron Chambers, led Team East with 39 yards on five receptions. Only four East players caught passes, which underscores the way its offense struggled. 

Notable Defensive Stats

2016 Army All-American Bowl—Top Defensive Stats
West PlayerCollegeNotable Stats
LB Shaq QuartermanMiami (FL)six tackles
S Jamel CookFlorida Statefour tackles
DE Jonathan CooperOhio Statefour tackles, one TFL
East PlayerCollege
CB Jack JonesTBAeight tackles, one INT
LB Camilo EiflerWashingtonfive tackles
DE Erick FowlerLSUfive tackles
Source: Army Bowl

Cornerback Jack Jones, a top-50 overall recruit who also plays receiver, had the best defensive performance of the day. He led the game with eight tackles and also recorded an interception.

The Team East highlight was inside linebacker Shaq Quarterman, who recorded six tackles. He should follow a nice lineage of inside linebackers at Miami, where he's headed to play next season.

Note: All recruiting info refers to 247Sports' composite rankings.


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