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Army runs for 325 yards, escapes UConn for first Yankee Stadium win in 54 years

  • Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Army defensive back Chris Carnegie, left, breaks up a pass intended for Connecticut wide receiver Noel Thomas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Army defensive back Chris Carnegie, left, breaks up a pass intended for Connecticut wide receiver Noel Thomas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by Comnnecticut linebacker Jefferson Ashiru (32) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by Comnnecticut linebacker Jefferson Ashiru (32) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

With Army clinging to a 28-21 lead, Chris Carnegie returned his second interception 99 yards up the left sideline for a touchdown to lift the Black Knights to a 35-21 win over UConn, their first victory at Yankee Stadium since 1960.

UConn pulled to within 28-21 with 2:06 to go, improbably recovered the onside kick, and marched all the way to the 6 before Carnegie picked off Chandler Whitmer at the 1 and ran it all the way back to clinch it.

Quarterback Angel Santiago ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to lead a balanced rushing attack. The Black Knights (3-6) never trailed but almost faced overtime before Carnegie's clutch pick-6.

Joe Walker added two touchdowns on the ground for the Black Knights, who racked up 325 rushing yards to break a three-game losing streak.