Annapolis, Md. The University of Pennsylvania sprint football team ran into some tough competition this evening, falling to Navy 45-7. With the win, Navy (5-0, 3-0 CSFL) remained undefeated on the season and moves one step closer to clinching the 2004 Collegiate Sprint Football League title.
The Midshipmen got on the scoreboard first at 8:38 in the first quarter on a 44-yard field goal by Joey Bullen. That would be a sign of things to come as Navy exploded for 21 points in the second quarter, including two touchdowns by Amir Shareef, to take a comfortable 24-0 lead into halftime. The Midshipmen continued the scoring drive into the second half as Trevor Garabedian-Prophet opened the third quarter with an 85-yard kickoff return. Shareef then crossed the line 6:30 later for the third time on the night to put Navy ahead 38-0. Navy added their final score at the 8:56 mark in the fourth quarter. The Red and Blue (3-2, 1-2 CSFL) finally broke the scoring drought in the fourth quarter as sophomore J.T. Hutchinson scored on a 33-yard run to cap-off a six-play, 74-yard drive.
Hutchinson was the game’s leading rusher with 119 yards on 24 carries and the touchdown was his ninth of the season. Sophomore quarterback Mike Loguidice had a tough night as he went 9-for-18 with an interception and five sacks. Loguidice also served as the Quakers’ punter, kicking the ball six times for 164 yards. Senior Pat Monaghan inched closer to breaking the Penn single-season receiving record with 46 yards on three catches. Monghan needs just 65 yards to set the new standard. For Navy, quarterback Brian Nagle threw for 305 yards and a touchdown on 15-for-24 passing while Jonathan Chunn led all receivers with 104 yards.
The Quakers close the 2004 campaign on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as they host Princeton on Senior Night at Franklin Field.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.