Postgame Notes

Oct. 5, 2013

Penn 37, Dartmouth 31 (4OT)

- This was the longest game in Ivy League history. There were three other three overtime games, including Penn's loss to Yale at Franklin Field in 2007.

- Today’s win is the sixth straight for the Quakers over Dartmouth, improving them to 2-1 for the first time since 2010. They have not lost to Dartmouth at home since 1997.

- This is the Quakers’ fifth straight win at Franklin Field, dating back to last season. This win also snaps Dartmouth’s seven-game road winning streak, previously the second-longest in the FCS.

- This is Coach Bagnoli’s 144th career win at Penn (second most in Ivy League history) and his 108th Ivy League win (also second most). He has the highest winning percentage in Ancient Eight history at .730 (108-40).

- Penn is now 6-6 all-time in overtime games, including three straight wins dating back to 2009.

- Penn has allowed an opening drive touchdown just once in the past 46 games. The last team to score on their opening drive was Lafayette in the 2012 season opener, where they only needed to go 14 yards for the score.

- Today's game was the 1,336th game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.

- Today’s game was the first in which the Quakers showed off their new throwback jerseys. They are now undefeated while wearing them.

- Today’s meeting was the 81st between Penn and Dartmouth. Penn leads the all-time series 47-32-2.

- Seniors Jake Schwertner and Steve Szostak started for the 13th straight game together on the offensive line.

- Senior Christopher Bush’s start at center marks the 22nd game that he and Ragone have started together.

- Senior Ryan Mitchell, who became the 16th Quaker to eclipse 1,000 career receiving yards during the game last week, now has a catch in 23 straight games.

- Mitchell’s 100 receiving yards on the game mark a career high, surpassing his previous mark of 94 against Yale on October 22, 2011.

- Senior Billy Ragone's first quarter pass to Ty Taylor marks the ninth straight start he has thrown a touchdown pass.

- With his completion to sophomore Cameron Countryman in the first quarter, senior Billy Ragone surpassed 6,000 career total yards of offense. He is only the second player in Quaker history to reach this mark.

- Senior David Park’s 84-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown was the first by a Penn player since October 1, 2011, in a game also played against Dartmouth. Senior Sam Chwarzynski, who forced the fumble, also recorded a sack on the play, his third in four games, dating back to last season.

- Sophomore Tanner Thexton’s sack in the second quarter was the first allowed by Dartmouth on the year, followed shortly thereafter by Chwarzynski with the second.

- The Quakers have now gone 120 home games without being shut out. They have never been shut out at home in the Al Bagnoli era. The last time this occurred was a 24-0 loss to Dartmouth on November 18, 1989.

- Sophomore Mike Elespuru scored the first touchdown of his career on a three-yard rush late in the third quarter.

- Junior Brion Wood’s fourth quarter interception extended the Quakers’ streak to five consecutive Ivy League games with multiple takeaways (11 interceptions, four fumbles). It was Wood’s first career interception.

- Wood’s interception was the first of the career for Dartmouth’s quarterback, Dalyn Williams.

- After putting 37 points on the board, Penn has now scored 20 or more points in 19 of its last 21 Ivy League games.

- Penn’s blocked field goal as regulation expired was the first blocked field goal for the Quakers since Nov. 3, 2012 against Princeton. Also blocked by David Park.

- Today’s game was the first in which Penn has gone into overtime since the last time Dartmouth came to Franklin Field on Oct. 2, 2010. It was the first to go into double overtime since Oct. 20, 2007 against Yale. It is also the first to go into triple overtime dating back to the game against Yale.

- Today’s contest was the seventh time in the last eight meetings that the game between Penn and Dartmouth was decided by one possession, dating back to 2006.

- His score to tie the game up in the second overtime was Ragone’s first rushing touchdown of the season. It was his first game with both a rushing and passing touchdown since playing Harvard on Nov. 10, 2012.

- This was the first game in the 117-year history of the series to go into double – let alone triple – overtime.

- Junior Kyle Wilcox scored his first career touchdown on a game-winning 20-yard rush in quadruple overtime.

- Penn has now won seven straight games when leading at the half, dating back to the 2011 season finale.

- This game marks the 24th straight year the Quakers have opened Ivy League play against Dartmouth. In those 24 games, Penn is 19-5.