Week 7 in Review
Post moved into third place in the CSFL with a 13-6 overtime win at Cornell. Freshman quarterback Shawn Boose scored the only touchdown of the game in the extra session as he reached the end zone on a one-yard run. Post outgained Cornell, 339-153 and held the Big Red running game to minus-five yards rushing. The victory guarantees a winning season for the Eagles.
Navy remained unbeaten with an impressive 44-10 victory at Penn. The Midshipmen racked up 419 total yards, with 318 coming on the ground. Navy was also 6-for-6 in the red zone. Navy raised it's record to 6-0 on the season. The Quakers dropped to 2-4 and lost their third consecutive game.
Mansfield won for the second time this season, beating Franklin Pierce, 32-14. The Mansfield defense made the difference in the game by picking off seven Franklin Pierce passes. Quarterback Ben Pepper threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns as the Mounties fell to 2-4 on the season.
Army and Princeton had the week off.
Offensive Player of the Week—Jeremy Estremera, Mansfield
The sophomore put together an impressive performance in Mansfield's win over Franklin Pierce. Estremera put together over 200 total yards of offense. He rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries. Estremera also caught ten passes for 108 yards, finishing with a combined 221 yards of offense.
Defensive Player of the Week—Brendan West, Navy
The junior defensive back helped lead the Midshipmen to a victory over Penn in Philadelphia. West recorded six tackles and also picked up an interception. The interception came late in the first half and led to a touchdown that gave Navy a 21-point halftime lead.
Special Teams Player of the Week—Peter Cleary, Post
The senior kicker played a key role in the Eagles' thrilling overtime victory at Cornell. Cleary connected on a pair of pressure-packed field goals from 26 and 29 yards out and added an extra point in overtime. Cleary also totaled 153 yards on three kickoffs.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Army and Navy will battle for the CSFL title in the annual Star Game. Both teams come into the game with a 6-0 record, and the winner will take the CSFL crown outright. Last year, Navy defeated Army, 28-6, and wrapped up an unbeaten season. The win also gave Navy it's 35th CSFL title in program history.
Cornell and Mansfield will play in Ithaca to close out their regular seasons. The Mounties will look to win their second game in a row, while the Big Red will try to snap a three-game losing streak. Last season, the Big Red defeated Mansfield, 21-14, as Mansfield fell 25-yards short of a tying touchdown in the closing seconds.
Princeton will travel to Franklin Field to take on Penn. The Tigers will be looking for their first victory of the season, while Penn will try to snap a three-game losing streak. Last year, Penn defeated Princeton, 38-6, as the Quakers outscored the Tigers, 31-0, in the first half.
Post will wrap up its season with a home game against Franklin Pierce. The Eagles will finish with a winning record and have wrapped up a third place finish. The Ravens are 1-3, but two of their losses have been by five points or less. The Eagles have won four in a row.