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Final: Penn 34, Bucknell 24
Bucknell managed a pair of fourth-quarter scores against Penn's second-string defense, but this one was decided long before then. The Bison attempted an onside kick with just over two and a half minutes remaining and after some deliberation the referees ruled that possession belonged to Penn.
Irvin ended the day 23-for-33 for 304 yards, three touchdowns and a pair of picks, but the game ball goes to wideout Braden Lepisto and his 140 receiving yards.
Penn is now 3-1, and it's all Ivy play from here on out.
End 3rd: Penn 27, Bucknell 10
Derek Zoch turned around his early-season struggles, connecting cleanly on field goals of 36 and 24 yards to make it a three-possession game.
After the first Zoch field goal, freshman special teamer Chris Wynn forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff.
Joe Sandberg went over the century mark in rushing on the next play as he rumbled 30 yards to set up the second Zoch kick.
Bucknell's offense still can't get anything going and has just 153 yards through three.
Halftime: Penn 21, Bucknell 7
Penn tacked on another touchdown in the second quarter and heads into the locker room with a 21-7 lead.
The score came courtesy of Sandberg, who broke into the secondary and easily shook off the only defender between him and six points for his fourth touchdown of the year.
The Quakers defense has also held the Bison offense to 104 yards, dishing out tremendous hits on quarterback Marcello Trigg. Bucknell went-three-and-out twice in the second quarter, giving Penn some of the best field position it has seen all year.
Irvin now has 211 passing yards in the first half, just 16 short of his season high last week against Dartmouth, while Sandberg has 111 (70 rushing and 41 receiving).
End 1st: Penn 14, Bucknell 7
The teams took very different routes to their points.
Bucknell went with an eight-play 53-yard drive following a Robert Irvin interception to take a 7-0 lead and fire up the homecoming crowd.
That didn't last long. On their next play, Irvin found Braden Lepisto, who had beaten double-coverage for a 72-yard touchdown. The Quakers grabbed the lead on their next drive on a 28-yard strike from Irvin to Matt Carre.
Penn looks firmly in control, especially on offense where Irvin has 169 yards passing and Lepisto has four receptions for 110 yards.
Bucknell comes in as advertised, using the pass sparingly in their spread option offense.