Sprint Football Looking to Avenge 2010 Loss to Cornell Friday Night

Junior Tim Meier

Junior Tim Meier

Oct. 13, 2011

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army sprint football will look to exact revenge for its only loss of the 2010 season Friday night when the Black Knights travel to College Sprint Football League rival Cornell for a 7 p.m. tilt. Army (2-1, 2-0 CSFL) is coming off a convincing 57-13 win at Princeton a week ago, while the Big Red (2-1, 2-1 CSFL) are playing their first game since Sept. 30 when they beat the Tigers, 49-7.

The Army-Cornell Series
Friday marks the 69th meeting between the two long-time conference rivals. Despite the Big Red winning last season’s matchup, the Black Knights lead the all-time series 52-16 (.765), which dates back to 1957. The 52 wins Army has collected are second to only Princeton, which the Black Knights have beaten 53 times.

2011 By The Numbers
Scoring Average
Army 44.3, Opponents 19.3
Cornell 35.3, Opponents 18.3
Passing Average
Army 367, Opponents 159.3
Cornell 213, Opponent 121.7
Rushing Average
Army 139.3, Opponents 112.3
Cornell 74.3, Opponents 78

The Last Time They Met
Army hosted Cornell last season at West Point’s Shea Stadium, with the Big Red winning 20-10 on Oct. 8. The Black Knights hamstringed themselves with 10 penalties for 84 yards, including eight in the first half where they were outscored 17-3. Army outgained Cornell in total yards, 343 to 208, but ill-timed penalties proved to be costly for the Black Knights.  

With just under 13 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, quarterback Tim Meier threw to Cody Nyp for Army’s lone touchdown of the game. Meier ended the contest with 249 passing yards while Nyp totaled seven receptions for a game-high 81 yards. The Black Knight defense tallied six sacks, including 2.5 by Toby Acosta, while then-captain Carlos Cook registered a team-high 11 tackles.

Army’s Last Game
Army won at Princeton, 57-13, in what proved to be a career-highlighting game for junior wide receiver Cody Nyp, who totaled 207 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Classmate Javier Sustaita passed for 270 yards and five touchdowns, while Tim Meier rushed for a game-high 41 yards and passed for one as well. Senior Mike Meier tallied a team-high nine tackles while the Black Knights combined for four sacks.

Up Next
Army begins its three-game home stand on Oct. 21 when the Black Knights host Post at Shea Stadium. Kickoff for the inaugural meeting between the two CSFL teams is set for 7 p.m.

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