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.
The toast toss may not drive loads of people to the stands, but it does create lasting memories.
Like he’s done all his life, Kyle Wilcox has persevered through tough times on and off the gridiron and now he is an important cog in the team’s offense.
Now that the dust has settled and the initial shock of Penn football’s baffling 27-0 loss to Brown on Saturday has worn off, something has become abundantly clear about the 2013 Quakers.
They have a bad case of narcolepsy.
Penn has earned four wins this year, each of them nearly marred by a stretch where the team has suddenly, inexplicably forgotten how to play winning football.
At no point during Brown’s 27-0 blanking of Penn Saturday did the Quakers look like an Ivy championship football team. Or even a competent one.
Playing Brown was supposed to be an afterthought for Penn, but it took the Bears exactly one play to change everything.