Every game that Penn football won against NCAA Division I opponents this season had something in common: they all featured at least one crucial stop in the red zone.
On Tuesday, the Ivy League announced the finalists for its Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards. Senior wide receiver Justin Watson was named a finalist for the offensive award and junior linebacker Nick Miller was nominated for the defensive honor.
Penn football’s epic late-season surge ultimately couldn’t secure its third straight season of Ivy League title glory, but the Red and Blue had no such shortcomings with individual hardware. The Ivy League released its 2017 All-Ivy selections Tuesday afternoon, and the Quakers were thoroughly represented with 14 total picks.
Watson, for the second year in a row, was just named one of 25 finalists for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, presented each year to the Most Outstanding Player in FCS Football.
Watson torched Cornell’s defense to lift the Quakers to a thrilling 29-22 victory and earned one last DP Sports' Player of the Week award in the process.
Penn football may very well win more games in 2018. One thing, however, is guaranteed: the Red and Blue will not have a more entertaining season than they did this year.
Now that’s how you clinch a winning record.
On Saturday, Penn football defeated Cornell, 29-22, in a thriller at Franklin Field.
Before we say auf Wiedersehen to Swamis 2017, we must give thanks.
Saturday could be senior captain Louis Vecchio's last game for the Red and Blue, but his story isn't over just quite yet.
With the way things played out during Penn football's 23-6 win over Harvard this past weekend, it's no surprise that some hardware is headed the Quakers' way. And it's even less surprising that Penn's two award winners did their work on defense and special teams.
Dominating an outmatched Harvard defensive front all afternoon long, senior running back Tre Solomon put up a career-high 181 rushing yards on only 15 carries against Harvard, propelling Penn to a 23-6 win and comfortably earning honors as the DP Sports Player of the Week.
Though Yale, which now sits atop the Ivy rankings with a 5-1 conference record, may have something to say about this, there is no doubt that the Quakers are one of the hottest teams in the conference, having won three straight, completely turning around a season that was labeled by many as a failure just three weeks ago.
Unfortunately, Yale’s victory over Princeton eliminated the Red and Blue from repeating as Ivy League champions for the third straight year.
On the first play from scrimmage, senior running back Tre Solomon took a jet sweep all the way to the house, a 77-yard touchdown that gave the Quakers an early 7-0 lead.
Today is pretty much all about our wonderful Penn Basketball preview, but we barely squeezed in Swamis. And I mean barely. William left it off the story list.
Penn football will face off against the Harvard Crimson in a historic rivalry dating back to 1881. The last two years, Penn has come out on top, and the Quakers hope to continue that trend on Saturday.
Another Penn football win, another DP Sports’ Player of the Week award for senior star receiver Justin Watson.
After Saturday’s wild 38-35 Homecoming win over rival Princeton, combined with other results from the ever-tumultuous Ivy League, Penn football has launched itself back into the mix for the conference title.
A 15-yard pass from Fischer-Colbrie to Watson, who burned his man with ease on a cut to catch the ball in the end zone untouched, secured the win for Penn.
The Quakers have put up an impressive 246 yards of offense in the first half, to the Tigers’ 159. The visitors registered just 51 yards in the second quarter, which featured a fumble forced and recovered by senior linebacker Nick Miller to give Penn great field position, which it converted into a touchdown.