Former Sabino High School standout Jeremy Timpf was a significant contributor for Army in its 38-31 overtime victory over North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday afternoon.
Timpf, a senior captain for the Black Knights at linebacker, finished with a game-high 15 tackles, including three for loss. One of the tackles behind the line of scrimmage dropped North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson for a 3-yard loss setting up a third-and-9 at the Army 24 in overtime.
North Texas, coached by former Arizona offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, needed to score a touchdown to match Army’s touchdown achieved on its overtime possession. In that drive for Army, former Cienega receiver Edgar Poe had his first catch of the game for 15 yards on a third-and-8 play that moved the ball to the North Texas 8.
After Timpf’s tackle of Wilson, North Texas quarterback Alec Morris threw consecutive incomplete passes to end the game.
Timpf’s three tackles for loss matched his career-high achieved on Nov. 1, 2014, as a sophomore against Air Force. Earlier in Heart of Dallas Bowl, Timpf tracked down Wilson for another significant tackle for loss:
North Texas goes for it on fourth-and-1 from the Army 45. Black Knights LB Jeremy Timpf meets Jeffery Wilson for a 3-yard loss.
Timpf, who graduated from Sabino in 2013, is one of 13 locals who are on bowl rosters. Poe and younger brother Christian, a sophomore receiver with the Black Knights, are part of that group that we have documented at AllSportsTucson.com.
Christian did not record a catch in Army’s run-oriented offense in the Heart of Dallas Bowl but look for him to improve and get more opportunities as a junior and senior.
Timpf captained Army to its first eight-win season since 1996. The Black Knights finish 8-5.
Littrell, a significant influence on Arizona’s most prolific passer — Nick Foles — during his tenure as an assistant, finished 5-8 in his first season as a head coach.
Ex Sabino HS football standout Jeremy Timpf (No.39) literally standing out in Heart of Dallas Bowl w/14 tackles for Army (ESPN screen shot) pic.twitter.com/RyFErB9k2J
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