DJ Mclean set the program record for receptions in a career and David Butler rushed for two scores to lead the Mansfield University sprint football team to a 28-6 victory over Post University on Saturday night.
The victory gives the Mounties (5-1, 3-0 CSFL North) their most wins in a season since joining the CSFL in 2008 and sets up a CSFL North championship game with Army on Friday night, Nov. 1.
The winner will advance to the CSFL Championship at Franklin Field on Nov. 9.
With his third of five catches, Mclean now stands alone as the highest volume pass-catcher in program history with 103 career receptions. Butler notched his fifth straight 100-yard rushing performance, carrying it 25 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Each team opened the contest with four empty possessions before Butler capped off a seven-play drive by plowing his way into the endzone for a three-yard score.
Butler would strike again with just under 10 minutes remaining in the half from 18-yards out to extend the lead to 14-0.
The Mansfield defense forced a three-and-out to get the ball back with just under three minutes to go in the half. Koby Peacock led the two-minute offense to perfection and connected with Chad Steinmetz for a 23-yard touchdown to head to the break leading 21-0.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Mounties extended their lead to 28-0 when Dylan Steinmetz connected for his only completion – a 33-yard over-the-shoulder fade to Mclean – who scampered in for the score.
The Mounties controlled the line of scrimmage and did not allow a positive yard of rushing while finishing with season-highs in tackles for loss (14.0) and sacks (five). Matt Roberts forced a fumble while tallying a game-high 10 tackles. Andrew Schwenk and Kayin Berger each added seven tackles each. Max Johnson added a forced fumble and Dajuan Buie and Riley God each had an interception.
Peacock finished 9-of-23 for 103 yards and two scores, while adding 13 rushes for 32 yards. Jahlil Young caught two passes for 30 yards.
The Eagles (0-6, 0-3 CSFL North) rounded out the scoring with a 15-play touchdown drive, capped off with a 10-yard Nick D’Elia completion to Robert Shelly III in the front corner of the endzone.
D’Elia went 13-of-36 with 144 yards and a score through the air and Sherry III caught five passes for 77 yards and a score to lead the Eagles.