Oct. 26, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army sprint football reined in College Sprint Football League honors for the fifth consecutive week as junior quarterback Javier Sustaita and senior defensive back JP Cooper were recognized. Sustaita was named co-offensive player of the week, while Cooper, a co-captain, earned the defensive honor.
The Black Knights defeated first-time opponent Post on Oct. 21 at West Point's Shea Stadium, 57-43. Sustaita was responsible for eight touchdowns, four rushing and four throwing, including the game-winning score with two minutes remaining. The junior passed for 353 yards without an interception, while rushing for a game-high 76 yards. Sustaita was also named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Cooper highlighted the Army defense with two interceptions, a forced fumble and nine tackles. Cooper's first interception at the 2:26 mark in the second quarter set the Black Knights up to take their first lead of the game. The senior returned the INT to Post's 26-yard line, setting up a four-play drive into the end zone. The co-captain's second pick came on Army's five-yard line as the Eagles were threatening to cut the Black Knights' 10-point lead. Cooper totaled 37 return yards off the interceptions.
Army has earned CSFL weekly honors following every game of the season, but Week 6's accolades mark the first time the Black Knights have taken home two awards. Senior Ben Johnson was named Week 5's special teams player of the week, while sophomore Tom Jeffers (Week 1) and junior Cody Nyp (Weeks 3 and 4) have each earned weekly offensive nods.