The game looked to be going all in Mansfield’s favor. But after a missed extra point by the Mountaineers in the third quarter, everything turned for the Red and Blue.
Penn sprint football is usually not the target of a national audience. But things will be different for the Quakers’ season opener.
By the end of the 2013 season, Penn sprint football thought it had found a gunslinger in quarterback Mike McCurdy. And as the 2014 campaign dawns, the time is now to develop the strong-armed sophomore into a pure passer.
With a strong alumni game, a government shutdown and the mercy rule, Penn sprint football had an interesting 2013 to say the least.
Penn took on Navy after their originally scheduled matchup was cancelled due to the government shutdown earlier in the season. The Midshipmen punished Penn on the ground, racking up four rushing touchdowns en route to a 35-14 victory over the Quakers.
The Quakers were able take apart an undermanned Princeton squad on senior night and obliterate the Tigers, 72-29, to win the Ivy League title in their seniors’ final game at Franklin Field.
After Penn jumped out to a 24-13 lead in the first half, the defense continued to give up big plays that ultimately led to a loss.
The government shutdown at Washington already had wide-reaching effects at Penn. Now it is touching Penn athletics, as Penn vs. Navy sprint football has been postponed
For three consecutive seasons now, the Penn sprint football team has enjoyed the coaches’ dream of having three returning starters on its offensive line. These three seniors: Chris Nagle, Matthew Paige and Jordan Colbert, have provided a bedrock for the running game and a great wall for the passing game.
Penn broke out of its early-game passing struggles in the second half and also posted 311 total rushing yards en route to a commanding 28-14 victory, its second straight.
Penn has already seen major changes at quarterback, wide receiver and on the defensive line for a laundry list of reasons, ranging from significant injury, to personal issues, to good old-fashioned ineffectiveness.
Freshman quarterback Mike McCurdy delivered a timely statement performance, slinging four second-half touchdowns to spearhead the Quakers’ 42-14 shellacking of Mansfield at Franklin Field Friday night.
Penn (0-1) will host the Mounties (1-0) at Franklin Field this Friday night in hopes of earning a more comfortable victory than last year’s 16-13 nail-biter.
It was another tough outing for the Quakers in West Point where the big play was the Achilles heel in the Penn Defense.
The defending CSFL champion Black Knights pose a daunting task for the Red and Blue, who have fallen victim to a number of injuries and unfortunate personnel changes.
This year the sprint football roster boasts four players from Moorestown, NJ, a city that has proven time and time again it’s a factory that churns out productive, intelligent, and gritty football players.
An explosive offense coupled with a hard-nosed defensive front was enough to notch Penn a 26-12 victory in the annual alumni game.
This year, sprint football hopes to return to championship form and transform those narrow defeats into comfortable victories.
With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, it appeared the Penn sprint football team was about to give away a huge lead on its way to a disappointing season-ending loss.
Whit Shaw would have none of that.
Under the open philosophy of coach Bill Wagner, the Penn sprint football team has become a hotbed for players trying out — and often succeeding at — new positions on the field.