Sprint Football Hits The Road For Saturday Afternoon CSFL Contest At Post University
Oct. 11, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy will head out to Waterbury, Conn. and Post University on Saturday, Oct. 12 for its first road contest of the season. Slated for a 1 p.m. kick off, the Midshipmen (3-0) and Eagles (3-1) will be facing off for just the third time in the history of the two sprint football programs.
In the first two meetings in the series, the Mids earned two dominant home wins by a combined 74-14 margin. Navy will look to translate that success into Saturday's road matchup.
Live statistics and video will be offered by Post University. There is a $6.95 fee to obtain the video stream. Links to both the statistics and video can be found on NavySports.com.
Last Time Out
Navy rolled to a 41-0 victory over Mansfield at home in a dominant team effort on Friday, Sept. 27. Outgaining the Mountaineers 372 yards to 46, the Mids notched touchdowns in every quarter on their way to the win.
Offensively, David Williams (Sr., Roanoke, Va.) returned from a preseason knee injury to carry the ball 21 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore Corey Garcia (San Diego, Calif.), who was making his season debut as well, rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown in support of Williams in the backfield.
On the other side of the ball, senior Matthew Piotrowicz (Sewell, N.J.) led a stout defensive effort with 10 tackles and 2.5 stops for a loss. Junior Christopher Mershon (Lee's Summit, Mo.) was a menace for the opposing offense for the second straight game as he had two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.
In recognition of their efforts, Williams and Piotrowicz were named the CSFL's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. In addition to Mershon's Sept. 18 award, the Mids have had three players acknowledged by the league in 2013.
As a team, Navy held Mansfield to 46 yards on 44 plays for a 1.0 yards per play average. The Mids also denied all 12 of the Mountaineers' attempts to cross midfield when they were on offense.
Navy's schedule game versus Penn on Oct. 4 was postponed until Nov. 1.
The Eagles (3-1, 3-1 CSFL)
After splitting the opening two games of the 2013 season with a 21-10 win over Cornell and a 38-6 loss to Army, the Eagles' offense has taken off in the last two games as they've posted a 54-14 win over Princeton and 37-33 victory over Mansfield.
On Oct. 5 at Mansfield, the Eagles gained 471 yards with 266 coming through the air and 205 on the ground. After falling behind 7-0 early to the Mountaineers, Post scored 35 unanswered points during the first, second and third quarters to take a lead that it not relinquish.
The freshmen duo of quarterback Greg Volpe (266 passing yards) and running back James Harrington (170 rushing yards) led the Eagles in the victory.
Navy (2013 Season - 2 Games)
Rushing - David Williams (21 carries, 143 yards, 6.8 avg., 2 TDs)
Passing - William Hampton (15 of 34, 188 yards, 3 TDs)
Receiving - Tracy Daniels (5 catches, 100 yards, 20.0 avg., 2 TDs)
Tackles - Matt Piotrowicz (21 tackles, 15 solo, 6 assists, 5.5 TFL)
Sacks - Chris Mershon (2 sacks, 16 yards for loss)
Post (2013 Season - 4 Games)
Rushing - James Harrington (65 carries, 507 yards, 7.8 avg., 5 TDs)
Passing - Greg Volpe (22 of 32, 378 yards, 5 TDs)
Receiving - Jay'Len Mahan (7 catches, 142 yards, 20.3 avg., 2 TDs)
Tackles - Anthony Jamele (25 tackles, 18 solo, 7 assists, 7.5 TFL)
Sacks - Anthony Jamele (6.5 Sacks, 40 yards for loss)
Quoting the Coach
Coach Lake on this week's matchup with Post ...
"Post is a very solid team with good discipline. This will be our first road test of the year. They have a strong ground attack that will be a very good test for our defense. We will stick to our plan during the game and make adjustments accordingly."