PHILADELPHIA - Sophmore defensive lineman Anthony DiBella had a monster weekend for the Quakers in a 24-14 win over Navy in the Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl and was named Defensive Player of the Week by the CSFL for his work.
In the win, DiBella recorded what is being cosidered one of the biggest plays in recent league history with a strip-sack of Navy's QB in the waning moments. DiBella knocked the ball loose inside Navy's own end zone and the Quakers recovered to extend their lead over the three-time defending CSFL champions to 24-14. The win over the Midshipmen broke a 10-game losing streak to Navy for the Red and Blue and also ended Navy's own personal 25-game winning streak.
DiBella, who was honorable mention All-CSFL in 2009, had two sacks in the game and finished with six total tackles.
With the win, Penn imrpoved to 3-0 overall in 2010. In CSFL games, the Quakers are 1-0 and find themselves at a logjam with Army, Cornell and Mansfield atop the league standings.
Mike Bagnoli is the leading rusher in the CSFL, racking up 422 yards on 65 carries (6.5 avg.) and five touchdowns. He sits on 1,941 career yards and is 59 away from becoming Penn's fifth 2,000-yard rusher.
Another player moving up the charts is quarterback Todd Busler. He leads all CSFL signal callers with 448 yards in the air. He has thrown for 2,159 yards in his Penn career, moving into third place all-time at Penn over the weekend.
Busler's favorite target, Whit Shaw, has 1,130 yards receiving in his brief career with the Quakers. In just 1.5 seasons, Shaw is already second on Penn's career receiving list and is 216 yards away from the top spot. His 244 yards in 2010 is the most in the CSFL.
The Quakers are back in action on Saturday (Oct. 9) at Mansfield at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live online via ESPN 1050 here.