ArmySports.com Army Players of the Week
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Posted Sep 20, 2009


Army defeated Ball State on Saturday, 24-17, to improve to 2-1 on the season. Each week ArmySports.com recognizes a top offensive player, defensive player and unsung hero. Look inside to find out which players ArmySports.com is honoring this week.

Army
24
Ball State
17


Army intercepts Ball State four times to get to 2-1.


OFFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Trent Steelman (USMA)
QB No. 8 Trent Steelman


His statistics weren't that impressive; he completed just 3 of 7 passes for 58 yards and ran for only 39 yards. However, Steelman showed grit and toughness by staying in the game and leading his team to a victory despite suffering from a painful cracked rib. His 24-yard pass to Ali Villanueva near the end of the first half put Army ahead, 17-10.

DEFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Donovan Travis (USMA)
FS No. 6 Donovan Travis


Travis was on fire in the fourth quarter, picking off two passes. His 18-yard interception return for a touchdown virtually gave the Black Knights the game. The interception and score took a lot of pressure off the offense whose quarterback was playing with an injury.


UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME

Michael Gann (USMA)
DT No. 92 Mike Gann


Mike Gann is truly an unsung hero on the defensive line. He's played well so far this season. During the fourth quarter his third down sack (with Stephen Anderson) of Ball State back up quarterback Tanner Justice helped thwart a Cardinals scoring threat. Gann finished the game with three tackles including two solos.


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