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RELEASE DATE: 10/17/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Improved Mounties fall to Army 42-0 in 5th Annual Allegiance Bowl

Game Statistics

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Benjamin Johnson scored four touchdowns to lead undefeated Army to a 42-0 win over Mansfield at the Fifth Annual Allegiance Bowl Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Springs, NY.

Johnson touched the ball just six times during the game but four of them were big plays resulting in touchdowns. Johnson had 152-yards on four catches and 34 yards on the ground.

Although unable to score against the CSFLs strongest defense, Mansfield showed marked improvements over its last two games. Army had limited its first four opponents to a remarkably low 5.8 yards per game in rushing offense but Mansfields Luke Bailey rushed for a season high 65 yards on 13 carries alone.

The Mountaineers had 90 of their 177-yards in total offense on the ground with Desmen Johnson picking up 14 yards and Michael Steele 10.

Mansfield, which had seven turnovers in a loss to Navy a week earlier, turned the ball over just once during the game while forcing three Army turnovers.

Freshman quarterback Kode Plank completed 7-of-17 passes for 52 yards while fellow freshman Spencer La Mountain hit 3-of-13 for 33 yards.

Senior Ryan Bernaiche had five catches for 46 yards while freshman Jeremy Estremera had three catches for 23 yards.

Mansfields defense played tough with freshman Michael Wang intercepting Army quarterback Tim Meier twice. It marked the first two interceptions thrown by Army this season. Senior defensive end Dorsea Palmer was all over the field racking up 10 tackles including nine solo and 3.5 tackles for-a-loss. He also forced a fumble.

Defensive lineman Daniel Krouse had nine tackles with seven solo and three for-a-loss while also recording a sack. Freshman Trevor McHenry had seven tackles  while fellow freshman Aaron Blinn had six stops. In addition to his two interceptions, Wang also had five tackles as did freshman Anthony Mazzone.

Mansfield falls to 1-4 overall while Army improves to 5-0.

Mansfield travels to Princeton Friday night.




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