Senior Eric Fiore fought hard for Penn's first touchdown of the game, carrying a couple Columbia defenders into the endzone. The score tied the game at seven a piece.
But Fiore was far from done, reeling off this 48-yard screen pass to set up a later Penn touchdown. He finished with 89 all-purpose yards.
Penn's defense also got in on the action, making Columbia quarterback Trevor McDonagh uncomfortable in the pocket all game long.
Sophomore Adam Strouss ran the wildcat to get Penn a touchdown late while also helping to change the pace early on by going under center. Coach Al Bagnoli said Strouss was important to ease the load on sophomore quarterback Alek Torgersen.
Speaking of Torgersen, the sophomore quarterback excelled and put together his best game of the year, going 16-for-22 passing for 214 yards. He also ran for 70 yards and accounted for two touchdowns.
The game didn't go without a couple injuries for Penn as senior captain and tight end Mitch King left after a lower-body hit while senior Feerooz Yacoobi left with an injury later in the game.
But it was very much a day of celebration for Penn, which won its first game of the year, moving to 1-1 in Ivy play.
Senior captain Dan Davis will look to bring his hard hitting style and Penn's winning ways to Yale next weekend.Comments powered by Disqus
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