Junior defensive tackle Jack Brandt has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week presented by First Command for his performance in the Bears 13-0 win over Nichols on Saturday.
The Coast Guard defense held Nichols to just 123 of total offense, just 25 in the second half, to snap the Bison’s six-game regular season winning streak dating back to last season.
The defense led by Brandt recorded six sacks. Brandt had two sacks to lead the way along with six tackles and a pass breakup and the defense also had three interceptions in the win.
The Bears held Nichols to just 32 yards rushing on 33 carries and Coast Guard held the Bison to negative 18 yards of total offense in the fourth quarter to record its first shutout since a 34-0 win over Anna Maria in the season opener last season.
Coast Guard is 2-1 overall and will play its first game in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Saturday at Norwich at 2:00. It is the first meeting between the two teams since a 30-12 win by the Bears in 2005. The team’s will play for The Mug.