Sprint Football Hosts First-Time Opponent Post Friday Night

Senior Ben Johnson

Senior Ben Johnson

Oct. 20, 2011

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army sprint football will host first-time College Sprint Football League opponent Post University Friday night at West Point's Shea Stadium. Kickoff for the inaugural meeting between the two teams is slated for 7 p.m.

Originally scheduled to be played in Waterbury, Conn., the contest was moved to West Point due to Post's construction of a new multipurpose turf field.

Army's Last Game
The Black Knights (3-1, 3-0 CSFL) avenged their lone loss from the 2010 season when they defeated Cornell, 41-16, in Ithaca last Friday. Down 10-0 late in the first quarter, Army spouted off a 21-0 scoring spurt, including the first of two rushing touchdowns by junior quarterback Javier Sustaita and the first of two receiving scores by sophomore wide receiver Tom Jeffers.

The Black Knights outgained the Big Red in total yards, 481-347, including a 277-yard passing performance by Sustaita. Junior running back Marquis Morris led the ground game with a game-high 70 yards and one touchdown. Junior Erik Houston anchored the Army defense with three sacks and a team-high 11 tackles.

Post Versus Princeton
The Eagles (2-2, 2-2 CSFL) defeated the Tigers, 48-0, in a rain-shortened league contest in Waterbury, Conn. Post held Princeton to -67 yards of total offense while totaling 603 of its own. Freshman running back Dashawn Wingate registered 145 rushing yards and one touchdown, while freshman quarterback Dwayne Carter passed for 234 yards and four touchdowns.

Army and Post By The Numbers
Scoring Average
Army 43.5, Opponents 18.5
Post 27, Opponents 26.3
Passing Average
Army 344.5, Opponents 203
Post 202, Opponent 129.2
Passing Leader
Army - Javier Sustaita, 100-163-3, 1230 yards, 16 TD
Post - Dwayne Carter, 32-61-2, 545 yards, 7 TD
Receiving Leader
Army - Cody Nyp, 123.8 yards per game, 10 TD
Post - Daniel Awwad, 58.5 yards per game, 2 TD
Rushing Average
Army 155.5, Opponents 87.5
Post 138.8, Opponents 114
Rushing Leader
Army - Marquis Morris, 50.2 yards per game, 1 TD
Post - Rashawn Hendricks, 57.2 yards per game, 3 TD
Defensive Leader
Army - Noah Currie, 30 tackles, 2 fumbles recovered
Post - Kyle Lagasse, 25 tackles, 2 INT

Army In Series Openers
Friday's meeting between Army and Post marks the first game between the two programs. The Eagles joined the CSFL in 2010, playing four games in their inaugural season, earning a 1-3 mark. Against the other five conference teams, Army is 4-0-1 in series openers. In 1957, Army defeated Cornell (48-0), Navy (7-0) and Penn (46-6) while tying Princeton (21-21) to kick off its first season of lightweight football. The Black Knights faced league newcomer Mansfield for the first time in 2009, winning 42-0 at the Allegiance Bowl in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

All-Time Notes
Now in its 55th season, Army is 268-69-3 (.793) all-time, including 189-64-3 (.744) against current CSFL members. Midway through their second season, the Eagles own a 3-5 (.375) all-time mark with all eight contests coming against league foes, including a 25-20 victory at Cornell in the 2011 season opener.  

Another Week, Another Honor
The Black Knights have had their presence felt in the CSFL weekly awards, earning a recognition following every game this season. Most recently, senior wide receiver Ben Johnson was tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week following a momentum-shifting 68-yard kickoff return at Cornell late in the first quarter. Down 10-0, Army scored three straight touchdowns following the kickoff to pull ahead and never look back.

Prior to Johnson's Week 5 certificate, junior wide receiver Cody Nyp collected Offensive Player of the Week accolades following Weeks 3 and 4, while sophomore wide receiver Tom Jeffers earned the offensive honor after Week 1.

Army's Next Game
The Black Knights will play their second straight home contest next Friday when the other 2010 CSFL Co-Champion Penn Quakers come to West Point. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Shea Stadium.

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