Sprint Football Travels to Army for a Battle of the Undefeated

PHILADELPHIA - Striving for their fourth straight win, the Quakers and Black Knights will battle to keep their loss columns clean when Penn sprint football takes on Army Friday at 7 p.m. in West Point. The game will be carried live on ITT Knight Vision.

Penn (3-0, 1-0) comes off a dominating 49-0 win over Mansfield last weekend. Penn took control of the game early, jumping out to a 35-0 halftime lead piloted by sophomore quarterback Todd Busler and running back Mike Bagnoli. Bagnoli scored the game's first touchdown on a 4-yard run with 5:04 in the first quarter, and then added another run into the end zone four minutes later.

Whit Shaw got into the scoring action when he received 30- and 28-yard passes from Busler for consecutive scores in the second quarter. Penn executed the two-point conversion for a 28-0 lead, and converted a blocked punt into another score following a 17-yard TD run from Busler with just 17 seconds left in the half.

On defense, Michael McMullen and Marcus Goodwin both made interceptions, while Sam Biddle made a heads-up fumble recovery off a Penn punt to set up a Quaker touchdown.

Army (3-0, 1-0) is most recently coming off of a 57-0 drubbing of host Princeton in its first Collegiate Sprint Football League game of the season. The Black Knights rushed 56 times for 316 yards and six touchdowns, while holding the Princeton Tigers to just three total yards of offense, including negative 55 on the ground. Following the second touchdown of the day from senior captain Ricky Lentz, who totaled 151 rushing yards, Army enjoyed a 37-0 lead at the half.

Since the Penn/Army series began in 1957, Army holds a 46-6 edge in the all-time ledger between the two programs. In last year's meeting, Penn prevailed with a 20-13 victory.