Week 6 in Review
Army won its 13th consecutive game by rolling past Princeton, 57-0. The Black Knights put the game away early by outscoring the Tigers, 20-0, in the opening quarter. The Army defense forced four turnovers and held Princeton to minus-55 yards rushing. The loss dropped Princeton to 0-6 on the season.
Navy set up an unbeaten showdown with Army this weekend by picking up a 28-7 victory over Cornell. The Midshipmen scored a touchdown in every quarter of the game. Navy outgained Cornell, 428-226, and the Big Red lost despite committing only two penalties. Cornell is now 1-5 overall.
Franklin Pierce fell behind in overtime before rallying to beat Mansfield, 27-24. A 20-yard field goal by Kirk Haskill put the Mounties ahead, but the Ravens won the game on a 37-yard touchdown catch by Mike Holdridge. Franklin Pierce is now 4-2, while Mansfield falls to 1-5 with the loss.
Post went to 4-2 on the season with a 43-12 victory over Penn. The Eagles stormed out to a 28-6 lead at halftime to put the game away early. The Post offense racked up 578 total yards in the victory. Penn fell to 2-3 on the season with two games remaining.
Offensive Players of the Week—Greg Volpe, Post
The sophomore quarterback put together a dominating offensive performance in Post's victory over Penn. Volpe threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns and did not throw an interception. His longest touchdown pass went for 45 yards. Volpe also picked up a rushing touchdown.
Defensive Player of the Week—Chris Mershon, Navy
The junior defensive lineman was a one-man wrecking crew in Navy's victory over Cornell. Mershon finished with seven tackles and collected 3.5 sacks. His sacks totaled 26 yards in losses. Mershon's performance helped keep Navy atop the CSFL team defensive rankings.
Special Teams Player of the Week—Derek Reddy, Franklin Pierce
The junior played a key role in the Ravens' victory over Mansfield. Reddy punted five times and while his average was 35-yards, he continually pinned the Mounties in their own territory. One of Reddy's punts went for 49-yards, while another was downed inside the Mansfield 20-yard line.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
The most anticipated game of the CSFL season will take place in West Point as Army plays host to Navy. Both teams roll into this matchup unbeaten on the season, and Army can clinch its second straight outright CSFL crown with a victory. The Black Knights have not lost a game since falling to Navy in its season finale in 2011. This game will pit the league's number two offense (Army) against the number one defense (Navy).
Franklin Pierce will close out its season with a home game against Post. Last year, the Eagles defeated the Ravens, 29-21, as Post held Franklin Pierce to 17 yards passing. Both teams are 4-2 on the season, and the winner will move into sole possession of third place in the CSFL.
Mansfield will play host to Cornell in the season finale for both teams. Both the Mounties and the Big Red will be looking for their second victory of the season. Last year, Cornell came away with a 36-25 victory. The Big Red broke open a one-point game in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns.
Penn will be home to face Princeton in a battle of Ivy League rivals. It will be the season finale for the Tigers, who are looking for their first victory of the season. The Quakers are 2-3 and still have a make-up game remaining with Navy set for November 1st. Last year, Penn defeated Princeton, 36-21.