PHILADELPHIA Week six of the Collegiate Sprint Football League season was good to the Quakers as not only did Penn defeat Army for just the fifth time in school history, two key components of the win were honored as players of the week by the CSFL. Michael D'Angelo was named Offensive Player of the Week and Sam Biddle was named Defensive Player of the Week for their performances in Penn’s 13-12 victory over the Black Knights.
D’Angelo earned recognition for his play with both his arm and his legs. He was involved in both of Penn’s touchdowns, scoring the first on a 1-yard rush in the second quarter and finding Clarke Armatis through the air for a 34-yard touchdown to give Penn the lead with 6:39 remaining in the game. D’Angelo completed 13 of his 25 pass attempts for 192 yards and the one touchdown. He picked up 132 of those yards on the Quakers’ two scoring drives. The 192 total passing yards was the 12th highest single game total in program history.
Biddle announced his presence to the sprint football community with a 12 tackle performance against the Black Knights. He was a force at linebacker all night, recording seven solo stops. His most important play, however, was when he forced a fumble by Army quarterback Robert Miner on the Penn 3-yard line in the first quarter when it appeared that the Black Knights were about to take the lead. The fumble was recovered by the Quakers which kept the game scoreless at the time. Biddle’s 17.5 tackles for the season ranks him second on the Quakers.
Penn returns to the field October 20 when they host the defending CSFL Champions, Cornell. Penn enters the game with a 2-1 record on the season with a 1-0 mark in conference play. Penn’s only loss came at the hands of Cornell, 23-18, in Ithaca on September 14. The Big Red are 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in CSFL play. Their only loss was a 35-14 defeat against Navy.