PHILADELPHIA - Junior wide receiver Andrew Sutton and junior linebacker Quinn Karam garnered offensive and defensive player of the week awards respectively from the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), announced on Tuesday. Sutton and Karam both featured strong performances to lead the University of Pennsylvania sprint football team to a 14-9 victory over defending league champion Army West Point.
Sutton racked up a career-high 158 yards on five catches Friday night. The Reseda, Calif. native hauled in the winning touchdown in the second quarter, catching an 85-yard pass from quarterback Mike McCurdy to give Penn a 14-3 lead that it would not relinquish. Sutton's touchdown score was his first reception of the night, and he followed that up with a 50-yard catch in the third quarter. Sutton currently leads the CSFL in receiving yards per game averaging 144.5 after the first two weeks. This marks Sutton's first CSFL Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Karam collects his first CSFL Defensive Player of the Week honor after a breakout performance on the defensive side against the Black Knights, featuring 7.5 tackles (one TFL) on the night. No play was bigger for the junior than the final one of the night, where the Clarks Summit, Pa. native found a tipped ball right outside the end zone for an interception, sealing the victory for the Quakers. Karam was a vital part of a squad who held Army West Point to just nine points on the night with zero touchdowns, a week after the Black Knights had scored 38 against Chestnut Hill.
Penn now sits at 2-0 on the year after wins over Mansfield (Pa.) and Army West Point. The Quakers hit the road for the second time this year on Saturday to battle Franklin Pierce at 1 p.m.