Week 4 in Review
Army went to 4-0 on the season as the Black Knights downed Cornell, 22-0. The Big Red hung tough against Army, trailing by just 5-0 after three quarters, before the Black Knights put the game away. Army held Cornell to 102 total yards, and minus-4 yards on the ground. The Cornell defense forced three fumbles in the loss.
Post held off a comeback attempt by Mansfield and came away with a 37-33 victory. The Mountaineers scored 19 consecutive points in the second half before the Eagles put the game away. After falling behind, 7-0, Post scored 35 unanswered points. Post went to 3-1 on the season, while Mansfield fell to 1-3.
Franklin Pierce went to 2-2 on the season with a 66-12 victory at Princeton. The Ravens put the game away early by outscoring the Tigers, 33-0, in the first quarter. The ground game was the difference as Franklin Pierce outrushed Princeton, 344-minus-36. The Ravens' defense intercepted four Tiger passes.
The game between Navy and Penn was postponed. It will be made up on November 1st.
Offensive Player of the Week—D.J.MacDonald, Franklin Pierce
The sophomore running back led the way for the Ravens in their rout over Princeton. MacDonald rushed ten times for 130 yards and five touchdowns. MacDonald also caught a 44-yard pass for a score. His first touchdown run came from 57 yards out and opened the scoring for the Ravens.
Defensive Player of the Week—Dylan Doty, Army
The senior defensive lineman put together a dominating performance in Army's victory over Cornell. Doty racked up 11 tackles, with six of them being solo stops. Doty also recorded three sacks for a total of minus-25 yards. He helped lead the Army defense to its first shutout of the season.
Special Teams Player of the Week—Mark Dabeck, Army
The sophomore punter helped tilt field position in favor of Army against Cornell. Dabeck punted seven times for a total of 239 yards. Four of Dabeck's punts landed inside the 20-yard line. His longest punt went for 47 yards.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Navy will travel to Post for a critical CSFL showdown. The Midshipmen did not play last week, but have a 3-0 record on the season. Post is 3-1 and needs a victory to keep pace in the CSFL title race. Last season, Navy defeated Post, 37-14. The Eagles were held to minus-18 yards rushing in the loss.
Army looks to remain unbeaten when it goes on the road to face Mansfield. The Black Knights have allowed only 30 points all season and have not given up more than 12 points in a game. The Mountaineers will be looking for their second win of the season. Last year, Army beat Mansfield, 52-6.
Franklin Pierce will head to Philadelphia for a Friday night clash with Penn. The Quakers were off last week as their game with Navy was postponed. The Ravens will try to slow down a Penn offense which averages 415 yards per game. Last season, the Quakers defeated the Ravens, 24-20.
A pair of Ivy League teams will meet in Ithaca as Cornell plays host to Princeton. Both teams will be looking for their first victory of the season. Last year, the Big Red got past the Tigers, 22-15. The Big Red outrushed the Tigers, 200-29, in the victory.