* This was a big victory for the Warriors. Why? Because during the summer, everyone kept saying the Warriors could not — NOT! — open the season 0-3. The Warriors showed talent in racing to a 21-0 lead; they showed heart in coming back from a 28-21 deficit. Squandering a three-touchdown lead is never good. But football is a game of momentum — and emotion — and, in the end, all that matters is whether you win or lose.
• It appears Spencer Smith will be out for several weeks. Preliminary indications are that he has a fractured forearm. This is a tough one because he’s good player and a really good guy. He’s worked hard to have a good senior season.
• One tradition I hope sticks is what occurred today. The Warriors went over and stood next to the Black Knights as Army’s alma mater played. Then the Army players went over to watch as the Warriors performed a haka. It was a classy move by both programs.