For some championship-or-bust fans, it doesn’t even matter how well Penn does in its final four games — this season will be a disappointment.
After forfeiting yet another crucial late touchdown, Penn football fell to Yale by the score of 24-19. The Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1 Ivy) pulled ahead with a score with just four minutes remaining in the game, and handed the Quakers (2-4, 0-3) their fourth straight loss, including three straight Ivy contests. All of the Ivy losses have been by one score or fewer.
I won't get fooled again.
Channeling his inner Bo Schembechler, Penn football coach Ray Priore preached the importance of standing together heading into Saturday’s Ivy League tilt with Yale.
With both athletics practices and on-campus recruiting (OCR) presentations often being scheduled for the evening to accommodate course-schedules and traveling job-recruiters, many in-season athletes struggle to balance a commitment to their teams with a desire to secure corporate internships and jobs.
Penn football is in trouble after falling to 0-2 with a loss to Columbia. But, in the grand scheme of the Ivy title hunt, are the Quakers down for the count, or are their backs simply against the wall?
Priore has shied away from calling Penn's situation a quarterback controversy. He insisted instead that it was merely a quarterback competition. Now there is no doubt.
Penn football fell to Columbia, 34-31 in overtime. The Lions (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) crawled back from a 21-7 deficit by scoring 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter before walking off in overtime on a 24-yard touchdown to wide receiver Josh Wainwright.
At halftime, the Quakers lead the Lions 14-7.
Reader, have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Bagnoli the Wise?
Penn (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) visit Columbia (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday in a critically important bounce back opportunity. Penn has a twenty-game winning streak against the Lions, and the Quakers hope to continue this trend this weekend.
On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills announced that former Penn football captain and tight end Ryan O’Malley had been signed to the team’s practice squad. The announcement comes just a day after Bills tight end Charles Clay underwent left knee surgery, which is expected to keep Clay sidelined for multiple weeks.
Mills only has six games left before he becomes a full-time engineer. He’ll undoubtedly leave an impact on each one.
Penn football struggled for all but 10 glorious minutes against Central Connecticut State (CCSU) in a 42-21 loss. Injuries and sloppy play made it hard for the Quakers (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) to get anything going.
The move adds yet another bump in Torgersen’s road as he continues to seek out his break into the National Football League.
With so many contenders, our staff faces off to debate: Which team has the best chance to finish the fall as an Ivy League Champion?
Beyond the raw emotional reaction of losing on a walk-off touchdown on national television, Penn’s performance left something to be desired. Coach Ray Priore rightly credited Dartmouth for a well-played game, but the loss highlighted weaknesses in the Quakers' squad that had not been made evident in the non-conference slate.
Two plays in the last five minutes — one on each end of the field — made the difference between Penn football and Dartmouth as the Quakers came out on the wrong side of a 16-13 loss under the Friday night lights of Franklin Field.
The Quakers trail Dartmouth at halftime of their Ivy League opener, 10-7.
Did I lie to you all last week, when I went against my 15 fellow Swamis and said Penn would lose? I wouldn't call myself a liar, but I wouldn't call myself a truther.