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.
In reality, the game should not be used as a barometer — the Red and Blue were facing off against a winless Division II team. Drawing conclusions from the matchup would be like judging your guitar skills based on a couple rounds of Rock Band (on easy mode).
Following the graduation of quarterback Alek Torgersen — a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection and Penn’s all-time leader in touchdown passes — the Quakers, for the first time in coach Ray Priore's tenure, have faced an offseason of uncertainty behind center.
The Red and Blue (0-2) will head to Southern California for a pair of non-conference games this weekend, as the Quakers will take on UC Irvine (1-1-1) on Friday before facing UC Riverside (1-2-1) Sunday night.