Oct. 7, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. – Army sprint football won its second consecutive conference game on Friday, defeating College Sprint Football League foe Princeton, 57-13, at Princeton Stadium. Once again, the junior quarterback-wide receiver duo of Javier Sustaita and Cody Nyp led the offensive charge for the Black Knights.
Army (2-1, 2-0 CSFL) scored on its first five drives of the game, exploding to a 36-0 lead just five minutes into the second quarter. Of the Black Knights’ first five touchdowns, Sustaita threw to Nyp for four of them, en route to a 310-yard six-touchdown performance by Sustaita and career-highlighting 207-yard five-touchdown night for Nyp.
The Tigers (0-4, 0-3 CSFL) scored their first points against the Black Knights since 2006 with just over one minute remaining in the first half. Princeton’s Atraya Dixit intercepted a Sustaita pass at Army’s seven-yard line and returned it in for the score. Army held a 36-7 lead going into intermission.
After punting on their first possession of the second half, the Black Knights rebounded by scoring on three of their next four drives, capped by a fourth-quarter score by a pair of freshman. Quarterback Aaron Kilner found wide receiver Nate Degen in the end zone for a 2-yard pass to push Army’s lead to 57-13 with over eight minutes remaining in the game.
On the night, Army tallied 478 yards of total offense, while the Black Knight defense held the Tigers to a total of 214 yards. Army’s defense recorded four sacks, the most since the Black Knights registered four at Penn on Oct. 29, 2010. Junior Mark Maley had the team’s only interception, while senior Mike Meier landed a game-high nine tackles.
Junior Kevin Scruggs extended his flawless point-after streak, connecting on all seven extra-point kick attempts of the game. He also caught a two-point conversion score from freshman James Wartski following the game’s first touchdown.
Army’s ground game, which amassed 133 yards compared to Princeton’s 17, was led by junior Tim Meier who totaled 41 yards and a touchdown on seven rushes.
With the win, Army improves to 53-3-2 all-time against Princeton, including 20-3 at Princeton Stadium.
The Black Knights return to the field on Friday, Oct. 14 at CSFL foe Cornell. Army will be looking to avenge its only loss from the 2010 conference title season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Ithaca, N.Y.