Quite simply, that wasn’t the ending that Billy Ragone, Sam Chwarzynski, Ryan Becker and the other seniors deserved.
The Quakers nearly pulled off a stellar comeback, but came up just short.
The matchup is for the Trustee’s Cup and bragging rights in the 120th meeting between Penn and the Big Red. The game represents a chance to finish the season .500 and with a winning record in Ivy League play.
For Cam Countryman, a second-year wide out from Santa Clarita, Calif., football has always been a
Whether it’s the inability to get going on the ground, make the big stops, or finish a big special teams play, Penn has consistently failed to come through this season.
A 38-0 Harvard lead in the third quarter was enough of a cushion for the Crimson to withstand a furious Penn comeback, sealing Penn’s mathematical elimination from a shot at even a share of the Ivy crown.
Despite Penn’s slim title chances, a win Saturday would be huge for the Red and Blue. With a victory over the Crimson, the Quakers would salvage a chunk of pride and rest assured knowing they can put up more than just a fight against the Ivy elite.
Al Bagnoli has become one the most important people in Penn sports and will leave behind a remarkable legacy when he eventually steps away from the game.
With women’s and men’s soccer, field hockey and football trying to hang onto their postseason hopes and men’s hoops tipping off for the first time all season, our staff followed every high and low point of Homecoming weekend, minute-by-minute.
Despite high expectations for Penn football heading into 2013, Bob Surace and his Princeton Tigers had their moment in the sun while spoiling Penn’s Homecoming.
Penn looked poised to keep up with Princeton’s potent attack until the Tigers shut them down as the second half progressed, and the Quakers bowed to the Tigers, 38-26.
137 years. That’s how long it’s been since Penn and Princeton began playing each other in football. Now, with everything on the line, Princeton returns for a battle that may have more meaning than any of the 104 before it.
Through the eyes of both the old and the young, Franklin Field still holds many wonders to behold.