Pushed to victory by a 73-yard touchdown catch by senior Whit Shaw with only nine seconds left in the game, the Red and Blue defeated Franklin Pierce, 24-20.
Playing against former teammates in the annual Alumni Game, the sprint football team was dealt a 20-0 shutout loss.
Though Penn was not able to get the win it needed, the Quakers and Army put on an offensive display in their 58-44 duel, exchanging punch for punch over 60 minutes.
Quakers quarterback Todd Busler manhandled the Mountaineers’ defense, throwing two touchdowns on 269 yards and running for three more in the blowout win.
Two running backs with limited experience isn’t the ideal arsenal for most running games, but the strong relationship between the freshman duo has allowed them to make an instant impact.
On the sprint football team, where players often find themselves at different positions or even on opposite sides of the ball.
Navy once again showed why it is a perennial powerhouse in the Collegiate Sprint Football League, dominating the Quakers in a 56-0 rout that put Penn’s hopes for a second-straight conference title in jeopardy.
The Penn sprint football program can thank current NFL stars Andre Johnson, Ed Reed and Clinton Portis for over 10 percent of its roster.
It wasn’t quite like the 70-0 Princeton beatdown last year, but the sprint football still ran roughshod over the Tigers under the Friday night lights of Franklin Field this weekend.
Friday at 7 p.m. under the lights of Franklin Field, the Red and Blue will be looking for the same dominating performance as last year’s 70-0 drubbing of the Tigers.