Week 4 in Review
Penn pulled out another last-minute victory by downing Mansfield, 16-13. The game was tied, 13-13, when Penn's Kai Peng kicked a 20-yard field goal with 1:02 remaining. Penn is now 2-1, and all three of the Quakers' contests have been decided in the closing minutes. Mansfield falls to 1-2 with the defeat.
Army won a battle of unbeatens by topping Cornell, 38-14. The Black Knights took control of the game early by jumping out to a 24-0 lead. Army outrushed Cornell, 178-10. Cody Nyp caught three touchdown passes in the victory.
Post pulled out a thrilling, 32-29 win over Princeton. After falling behind by 14 late in the third quarter, the Tigers rallied to force overtime. Andrew Bierschenk put the Tigers ahead with a field goal, but a five-yard touchdown run by Shawn Boose gave the Eagles the victory.
Offensive Player of the Week—Mike Beamish, Penn
The sophomore running back helped lead the Quakers to victory over Mansfield. Beamish rushed for 123 yards on 26 carries. Beamish also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass on the Quakers' opening drive. He added 24 yards on Penn's drive which resulted in the game-winning field goal.
Defensive Player of the Week—Anthony Colon, Mansfield
The freshman linebacker came up with a spirited performance in Mansfield's loss at Penn. Colon collected 13 tackles and was a dominant force on the field. Ten of Colon's tackles were solo stops. He also recorded a pair of quarterback sacks.
Special Teams Player of the Week—Kevin Scruggs, Army
The senior kicker played a key role in Army's victory over Cornell. Scruggs connected on all five of his extra points and opened the scoring with a 24-yard field goal. Scruggs also averaged nearly 61 yards on seven kickoffs.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Navy will look to stay unbeaten when it travels to Cornell. The Big Red will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. Last year, the Midshipmen defeated Cornell, 42-21. Navy held the powerful Cornell rushing attack to 24 yards a year ago.
Army will also look to remain unbeaten as the Black Knights battle Penn in Philadelphia. This will be the second of five straight home games for the Quakers. The powerful Army offense is averaging 520 yards per game. Last year, the two teams put together a wild contest in which Army came out on top, 58-44.
Post will travel to Mansfield with both teams in search of their second victory of the season. Last year, the Mounties rolled past the Eagles, 34-0. Mansfield recorded nine sacks in the victory. Post is 1-2, but both losses this season have come against unbeaten teams (Army and Navy).
Princeton will be home to take on Franklin Pierce. The Tigers are 0-4, but three of their losses have been by seven points or less. Franklin Pierce is 0-1, but the Ravens were impressive in a 26-21 loss to Cornell. This will be the first meeting ever between the two teams.