Harvard at Penn
November 10, 2012
Penn 30, Harvard 21
- The win marks Penn’s third Ivy
League title in the last four seasons and 16th overall (second-most
in Ivy history).
- The title is coach Al Bagnoli’s
ninth. That is second-most all-time behind Carmen Cozza's 10 (Yale
1965-96). Bagnoli already holds the all-time record for most outright Ivy League titles. He will be going for his ninth next Saturday.
- Bagnoli is now tied with the highest winning percentage in Ivy history at 72.6 percent. He has now won 106 Ivy League games (second-most in history). At 106-40, Bagnoli matches Dick Colman who was 61-23 at Princeton.
- Penn's Senior Class of 2013 claimed its third Ivy title ring. The first Penn class to do so since the Class of 2004. The seniors have a record of 27-12 (69.2%), including an impressive mark of 23-4 (85.2%) against the Ivy League. The seniors finished their careers at Franklin Field with a 12-1 (92.3%) record against Ivy opponents.
- The win is Penn’s third in four
seasons over Harvard. Penn is now 20-15-2
all-time against Harvard at Franklin Field and 14-7 against the Crimson under Coach Bagnoli.
- Penn beat No. 25/16 Harvard, for its first win over a ranked opponent since a win over then-No. 17 Harvard, 22-13, on Nov. 11, 2006 at Franklin Field.
- This was the 11th time in 13 seasons that Harvard and Penn have played for at least a share of the Ivy League title.
- Harvard’s 21 points was their
lowest scoring total since the last time they came to Franklin Field and put up just 14 points
on Nov. 13, 2010 (20 games). Penn also clinched the Ivy title on that day.
- Today's game was the 1,332nd game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.
- The Quakers have allowed just one opening-drive touchdown over the last 42 games, dating back to Nov. 1, 2008. The only team to do so was Lafayette in the 2012 season opener - they needed to go just 14 yards to do so.
- Penn led at the half for the fourth time this year (Dartmouth, Brown and Princeton). Penn is 4-0 in that instance.
- Penn has scored 20 or more points in 18 of its last 20 Ivy games.
- Penn has now played 117 straight
home games without being shut out, and have never been shut out at Franklin
Field under Bagnoli. (Last time was a 24-0 loss to Dartmouth in 1989).
- Penn recorded six sacks for the
first time since Oct. 9, 2010 against Bucknell. The Quakers entered the game with just 11 sacks total in the first eight games.
- Penn recorded a safety for the first time since Oct. 18, 2008 against Columbia.
- Penn is now 6-3 all-time on NBC Sports Network. The Quakers are 21-9 all-time on national television and 9-5 at home.
- Senior Scott Lopano punted the ball eight times, giving him 192 for his career.
He passed Rob Sims (1990-92) and now holds the all-time school record for career punts. Lopano, a four-year starter, set the school record for career punt yards earlier this season.
- Lopano had a career-high six punts go inside the 20-yard line.
- In his 20th straight start for Penn, senior quarterback Billy Ragone is now 16-4 as a starter against the Ivy League (9-1 at home). Ragone is now 2-1 in his career against Harvard.
- Ragone threw for 108 yards. He needs one more yard to become just the third Penn player all-time to throw for 4,000-plus yards over his career.
- Ragone's 95 rushing yards was the second-highest total in his career. He ran for 151 against Brown on Oct. 30, 2010.
- Ragone had 203 yards of total offense (108 pass, 95 rush), passing Mike Mitchell (1999-2003) for second on the school's all-time career list with 5,513. He trails only Gavin Hoffman (1999-2001) at 7,188.
- Ragone has 47 career touchdowns (19 rush, 28 pass), which is now tied for second-most in Penn history behind Hoffman (54) and Mitchell (47).
- Ragone had 17 pass attempts,
moving him ahead of Pat McDermott (2003-05) for fourth all-time with 602 for
- Ragone had multiple passing touchdowns for the fourth time this season and eighth time in his career. He now has 28 for his career and trails Marty Vaughn (1973-74) by one for fourth all-time.
- Ragone completed eight passes and now has 342 career completions. He passes Matt Rader (1997-98) for fourth all-time and trails McGeehan by one.
- Senior Lyle Marsh’s 130 rushing yards and 27 carries are both career-highs.
- Marsh now has 1,127 career rushing yards. Penn becomes the only current FCS team with four active career-1,000 yard rushers (Ragone, Jeff Jack and Brandon Colvita)
- Senior Brandon Copeland had two sacks, giving him 10 for his career.
- Harvard entered the game ranked atop the FCS in rush defense at just 43.4 yards per game. Marsh had more than that on one carry (47) and Penn finished with 227 for the day.
- The Quakers win is the 818th in school history, tied
for 10th in NCAA history.