Week 7 in Review
Army captured its second straight CSFL title with a 17-7 victory over Navy. The Black Knights jumped out to a 17-0 lead after one half before the Midshipmen scored their only touchdown in the third quarter. Army outgained Navy, 372-66 and held the Midshipmen to four first downs. Army finishes 7-0 for the second straight season, while Navy falls to 5-1.
Franklin Pierce moved into sole possession of third place with a 42-14 victory over Post. The Ravens fell behind, 7-0, but scored 42 of the next 49 points. The Eagles lost despite racking up 477 yards of offense, but turned the ball over six times. Franklin Pierce finishes the season at 5-2, while Post falls to 4-3.
Cornell outlasted Mansfield in a back and forth affair as the Big Red came away with a 26-24 victory. The Mounties took the lead with 3:40 remaining, but the Big Red scored with nine seconds remaining on a nine-yard touchdown catch by Michael Crawford. Cornell closes out the year at 2-5, while Mansfield finishes at 1-6.
Penn won 72-29 against Princeton. The Quakers put the game away early with 51 points in the first half. Penn racked up 576 total yards and did not punt the entire game. Princeton's Chad Cowden threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns. The Quakers go to 3-3, while the Tigers finish the season at 0-7.
Offensive Player of the Week—James Wartski, Army
The junior quarterback helped lead Army past Navy as the Black Knights captured the CSFL title. Wartski threw for 240 yards and tossed a touchdown pass in the opening quarter for the first score of the game. Wartski also rushed for 78 yards in the victory.
Defensive Player of the Week—Dylan Doty, Army
The senior defensive lineman came up big in the biggest game of the season as he led Army past Navy. Doty put together a dominating performance in the victory for the Black Knights. He finished with six tackles and added three sacks. Five of his tackles were solo stops.
Special Teams Player of the Week—Derek Reddy, Franklin Pierce
The junior takes special teams honors for the second week in a row. Reddy helped keep Post pinned in its own end all afternoon. He punted five times for an average of 45.4 yards. One of Reddy's punts went for 69 yards, which was the longest punt of the year in the CSFL. Reddy also placed one of his punts inside the 20-yard line.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
One game remains as Penn travels to Navy Friday night. The game was postponed earlier in the season. A win would give the Midshipmen sole possession of second place in the CSFL. Last season, Navy defeated Penn at Franklin Field, 44-10. The Midshipmen rushed for 318 yards in the victory.