Postgame Notes


Nov. 9, 2013


Princeton 38, Penn 26

- Today’s contest was the 1,341st in program history, an NCAA record.

- The game today was the 105th played between Princeton and Penn. Princeton snapped a six-game losing streak to the Quakers and now leads the series 64-40-1. Under Coach Bagnoli, the Quakers are now 16-6 against the Tigers.

- Senior Ryan Mitchell’s 21-yard reception in the first quarter moved him past former Quaker Braden Lepisto for eighth-most receiving yards in Penn history. He now has 1,320 for his career.

- Mitchell’s touchdown catch just before halftime also moved him into a tie for eighth-most receptions in program history with Rick Owens. He later moved into sole possession of eighth and now has 98 for his career.

- Penn’s first quarter safety – their first since Harvard last year – marked the first time in seven games that the Quakers got on the board first against their opponents, and the first time they have done so against an Ivy opponent this year.

- Seniors Jake Schwertner and Steve Szostak started for the 18th straight game together on the offensive line.

- Schwertner, Szostak, Sean McGinn, Chris Bush and Matt Kiefer have started all eight games together on the offensive line this season.

- The Quakers have now gone 122 consecutive 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.

- This was senior Billy Ragone’s first start in three games due to an ankle injury, and his 33rd career start. He is now 20-13 as a starter and 18-5 against the Ivy League.

- Ragone became the third player in Penn history to eclipse 5,000 career passing yards, joining Gavin Hoffman (7,542) and Mike Mitchell (5,547).

- Ragone has now thrown a touchdown pass in 12 straight starts, extending his streak with a 34-yard pass to fellow senior Ryan Mitchell just before halftime.

- Senior Sam Chwarzynski’s 61-yard interception return for a touchdown was the first recorded by the Quakers since the Princeton game last year (C.J. Mooney) and was Chwarzynski’s first career touchdown.

- Penn has scored 20 or more points in 22 of its last 25 Ivy League games.

- Senior Dan Wilk recorded his 100th career tackle in the second quarter.

- Today’s attendance of 21,214 was the largest Homecoming crowd since the Quakers fell to Princeton, 22-9, in front of 34,504 at the 1995 Homecoming game.

- Penn has forced a turnover in ten straight Ivy League games. The defense has 23 total takeaways in that span (16 interceptions, 7 fumbles).

- The loss for the Quakers snapped a streak of eight straight wins when leading at the half, dating back to the 2011 season finale.

- Today’s loss snaps a six-game home winning streak, including five straight against Ancient Eight opponents. It is just the second Ivy home loss for the Quakers since 2008, who are now 13-2 in their last 15 home Ivy League games.

- The loss also snaps a six-game winning streak against Princeton, dating back to the 2005 Homecoming game. This is also the first homecoming game in the last five that the Quakers have lost.