The second week of the CSFL season saw Army West Point come away with a dramatic 17-14 victory on the road at archrival Navy, St. Thomas Aquinas improve to 2-0 in its inaugural season, Chestnut Hill defeat Mansfield in a game that featured 103 total points and Penn improve to 2-0 on the year with a low-scoring win over Cornell.
WEEK 2 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week: Keegan West, QB, Army (West Point, N.Y.)
West was impressive all night in a narrow win on the road at Navy, but came up clutch when he was needed most. He was 8-for-9 for 91 yards and one touchdown in the fourth quarter as Army scored 10 points over the final 15 minutes to come back to defeat Navy 17-14. West finished the night 27-of-37 for 248 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He connected with seven different receivers and also rushed for 24 yards on five carries.
Defensive Player of the Week: Dean Rye, LB, Navy (Fairfax, Va.)
Rye was all over the field for the Midshipmen and finished with a CSFL season-high 17 total tackles, including 10 solo stops while leading a defensive effort that held the high-powered Army offense to just 17 points. He also blocked one field goal attempt, had one pass breakup and added a tackle for loss to his final stat line.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Reggie Robinson Jr., WR, Chestnut Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Robinson Jr. accounted for 193 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in Chestnut Hill’s 59-44 win over Mansfield. He caught six passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns, but finds himself as the special teams honoree this week after recovering an onside kick attempt and returning it 50 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to stop the momentum of a streaking Mansfield offense that put up 30 points in the fourth quarter.
WEEK 2 RESULTS
- 9/21: Army at Navy (Army won 17-14)
Army scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a chip shot field goal with 4:55 left, to come back and defeat rival Navy on the road in the annual Star Series game between the two service academies. The Black Knights posted a 341-304 edge in total offense on the way to improving to 2-0 on the year. QB Keegan West led the way with 248 passing yards and two scores, which both went to Tom Williamson. Navy got 225 passing yards and one TD from Walt Fagan, who also rushed for one score. Army will host St. Thomas Aquinas Saturday at 1 p.m. in week three, while Navy will host Mansfield Friday night at 7 p.m.
- 9/21: Cornell at Penn (Penn won 16-7)
Cornell scored the first touchdown of the game, but Penn rallied with 16 unanswered points to remain unbeaten with a 16-7 win at home. The Quakers put up 293 yards of total offense and held Cornell to just 108 yards of offense. RB Jake Klaus rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Penn offense, while Sam Smallzman recorded six tackles and 4.0 TFL for the defense. Penn will host Chestnut Hill Friday night at 7 p.m. and Cornell will now have a bye week in week three.
- 9/21: Mansfield at Chestnut Hill (Chestnut Hill won 59-44)
Mansfield scored first, but Chestnut Hill rattled off 45 straight points to break the game open on the way to a 59-44 win over Mansfield. The Griffins put up 553 yards of total offense with 343 passing yards and 210 rushing yards. Mansfield put up 454 yards of offense with 343 passing yards as the teams combined for 103 points, 1,007 yards of offense and 686 passing yards. Mike Marino threw for 211 yards and three TD for Chestnut Hill. Reggie Robinson Jr. caught six balls for 145 yards and two scores. Mansfield got 216 passing yards and two TD from Adam Hutchison and two TD grabs from Quinn Henry. Mansfield will travel to Navy Friday night at 7 p.m. and Chestnut Hill will travel to Penn Friday at 7 p.m.
- 9/22: Post at Franklin Pierce (Franklin Pierce won 28-14)
Post jumped out to a 14-0 lead with 6:11 to play in the first half, but Franklin Pierce quickly tied the game with two scores in the final five minutes to send it to break at 14-14. The Ravens added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter and pitched a second half shutout for the 28-14 win. FPU went for 338 total yards with 288 of that coming on the ground. Post put up 159 yards. Kobie Smith carried the load for FPU, rushing for 257 yards and two scores on 33 carries. Post is set to host Caldwell Saturday at noon in week three.
- 9/22: St. Thomas Aquinas at Caldwell (STAC won 35-21)
St. Thomas Aquinas jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held off a charge from Caldwell to post a 35-21 road win to improve to 2-0 in its inaugural season. The Spartans put up 449 yards of total offense with 321 passing yards. Caldwell managed 274 yards of offense with 222 through the air. Luke Sullivan led STAC with 321 passing yards and five touchdowns on just 11 completions, averaging nearly 30 yards per completion. James Hanigan caught three passes for 137 yards and two scores and Carlos Fernandez rushed for 103 yards. Tajae’ Irby threw for 222 yards and two TD for Caldwell. STAC will travel to Army Saturday for a 1 p.m. game and Caldwell will visit Post Saturday for a noon kickoff in week three.
WEEK 3 GAMES
- 9/28: Mansfield at Navy (7 p.m.)
- 9/28: Chestnut Hill at Penn (7 p.m.)
- 9/29: Caldwell at Post (Noon)
- 9/29: St. Thomas Aquinas at Army (1 p.m.)