Sprint Football Hosts Mansfield Under Friday Night Lights

PHILADELPHIA - In a CSFL battle, Penn sprint football looks to remain undefeated when they host Mansfield Friday on Franklin Field at 7 p.m. This is only Penn's and Mansfield's second meeting since the Mountaineers added a sprint football team in 2008. Last year Penn came away with the win, 34-12.

The Quakers (2-0) come into this week's contest with momentum from last week's 57-7 rout of Princeton. Running back Mike Bagnoli, linebacker Michael McMullen, and kicker Raiam Dos Santos earned the CSFL's Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Player of the Week honors, respectively, for their performances in the game.

Bagnoli rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the victory and now leads the CSFL in rushing with 399 yards in two games. McMullen forced a Princeton fumble on the Tigers' eight-yard line and ran it in for the score, giving the Quakers a 19-0 first quarter lead. He also made five tackles and had a sack in the win. Santos punted twice and averaged 53-yards including a 66-yarder, pinning the Tigers inside the 20. Santos also figured in the scoring, kicking a 39-yard field goal.

At this point in the season, Penn boasts the CSFL's top offense, averaging 465.5 yards per game in total offense. Sophomore quarterback Todd Busler has completed 70 percent of his passes in the first two games for 492-yards and four touchdowns. Bagnoli has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the first two games and is averaging 146.5 yards per game for the season.

Senior Clarke Armatis and freshman Whit Shaw both have 12 catches this year for a combined 321 yards and two touchdowns.

The Quaker defense has allowed just 20 points in two games, giving up 242.5 yards per contest in total offense. McMullen tops the team with 14 tackles while Colin Dampier has two interceptions.

Mansfield enters Friday's game 1-1 on the season following a 20-0 loss to Cornell -- Penn beat Cornell 20-14 in the first week of play. Despite getting into the red-zone four-times, the Mansfield offense struggled most of the Cornell game, managing just 61-yards in total offense and turning over the ball five times in the loss.

However, the Mountaineer defense has been effective against the passing game, holding opponents to just four completions in 28 attempts including five interceptions this season.

Friday's game will be broadcast live on WTZN 1310 AM and WTTC 1550 AM as well as streamed live from anywhere in the world on the internet at www.GoMounties.com. The action can also be followed through Live Stats.