PHILADELPHIA - After leading the Quakers to a monumental 29-23 overtime win over Navy on Friday, senior quarterback Mike McCurdy and junior linebacker Quinn Karam have been named CSFL Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively, announced by the league office Tuesday. The awards are the second CSFL weekly honors received by both players.
McCurdy put the Quakers (4-0) on his back against the Midshipmen, completing 16 of 31 passes, totaling 265 yards with one touchdown through the air, while rushing 16 times for a season-high 74 yards and another touchdown on the ground. McCurdy's play led Penn to only its second-ever sweep over the service academies (Army West Point and Navy) and first since 2000. McCurdy recorded 13 passes for first downs against Navy, the second-highest total by any CSFL team this season and his 339 total offensive yards were the most produced by any player in the league this fall.
Karam led the Red and Blue with 13 tackles and was the anchor for the Penn defense, which held Navy to a season-low 23 points on the night, including only 16 points scored from the Mids' offense as Navy scored one special teams touchdown. The junior's 13 tackles are the most recorded in any game this year in the CSFL. Karam was also named Defensive Player of the Week after his week two performance against Army West Point.
The Quakers have the week off of play before returning back to historic Franklin Field next Friday, Oct. 21 to face Chestnut Hill at 7 p.m.