Who said it needs to be pretty?
Penn football, despite not scoring in the second half, grinded out a gritty 21-14 victory over Brown to stay perfect in Ivy League play.
The Quakers (5-2, 4-0 Ivy) relied heavily on the star power of junior wide receiver Justin Watson to jump out to a 21-0 lead in the first half.
This Homecoming weekend, the 1986 Penn football team will return to Franklin Field in honor of its 10-0 campaign 30 years ago. As today’s Quakers keep the hope of an undefeated Ivy season alive, the visitors may be able to offer some inspiration.
It was a good weekend on the field for Penn Athletics, and that's translating to hardware off the field as the Quakers enter the week.
On Monday, football's Justin Watson was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, while men's soccer's Dami Omitaomu won City Six Rookie of the Week honors.
All that matters is going one game at a time.
Interview a coach or player from any sports team and you’ll hear words like these. Who’s going to admit that his team can completely overlook the team it’s about to face? That the next game isn’t as emotionally significant as matchups later on might be?
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It was a beautiful night for football, but it was not a beautiful game of football.
Three road games, two home games and a potential Ivy title. That’s all that’s left for Penn football as it moves into the second half of the 2016 campaign.
First up on that list is Yale.
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In what would have been a poetic travesty, Hunter the Punter didn’t always want to be a punter.
“I was asked about doing it the summer before my sophomore year of high school... I tried it out and didn’t really like it,” Hunter Kelley, Penn football’s standout fourth-down man, said.
In their first Ivy League game of the year, Penn football took on Dartmouth, a team that shared the conference title with the Quakers in 2015.
Another week, another standout performance by a Penn offensive player.
Junior running back Tre Solomon had the best performance of his career Saturday vs.
Much like Al Bagnoli's last time coaching at Franklin Field, things went poorly for Al Bagnoli on Saturday.
While Penn football was up 7-0 at halftime in Saturday's game against Columbia at Franklin Field, the Lions' band made a fierce attack at the home team.
This weekend, for the first of four times, Penn Athletics will be hosting a fan fest before a sporting event.
Forgive Penn football coach Ray Priore if he doesn’t want to address the elephant in the room.
“I’ll be quite honest with you, I really don’t give much thought to it,” the second-year head coach said.
The most interesting thing about this weekend’s Penn-Columbia football game is going to be the memories.
If Penn football had two faces, they would be senior quarterback Alek Torgersen and junior wide receiver Justin Watson.
Penn football looks good right now. After the Quakers started off 0-2, the Dartmouth game was over before halftime, and Central Connecticut State proved to be the non-conference softie we suspected they might be.
There are just six Ivy games left in the season, and it’s hard to imagine feeling as though the Quakers could realistically be in a much better spot than they current are.
Inside the Quakers’ locker room, there was only one focus: just win.
Behind three total touchdowns from quarterback Alek Torgersen and a breakout performance from defensive lineman Louis Vecchio, the Red and Blue did just that, taking control early and holding on for a 28-16 win.
Former Penn football tight end Ryan O’Malley was added to the Oakland Raiders 53-man roster Wednesday, making him the second Penn alum on an active NFL roster.
The move — first reported by Penn Athletics — clears the way for O’Malley to make his NFL debut this Sunday at home vs.
It may just be Central Connecticut State, but the Quakers, who are reeling after taking down Dartmouth for the first time since 2013, are approaching Saturday’s contest like it’s any other game.
“In our progression they’re game number four,” coach Ray Priore said.