Penn at Cornell
November 17, 2012
Penn 35, Cornell 28
- The win marks Penn’s third outright Ivy
League title in the last four seasons. Just the fifth time that has ever occurred, but the third time Penn has achieved the feat (1984-86 and 2000, 2002-03).
- This marks Penn's 13th outright title - a league record - and 16th overall Ivy championship (second-most in Ivy history).
- The title is coach Al Bagnoli’s
ninth outright Ivy championship which extended his all-time league record.
He has never shared a title and his nine Ivy rings rank second-most all-time behind Carmen Cozza's 10 (Yale
- Bagnoli now owns the highest winning percentage in Ivy history at 72.8 percent. He has now won 107 Ivy League games (second-most in history). At 107-40, Bagnoli is ahead of Dick Colman's winning percentage 72.6 percent (61-23 at Princeton).
- This was the 119th meeting between Penn and Cornell - the fifth-most played rivalry in college football. The teams have now met in 94 consecutive seasons. Penn is 69-45-5 all-time against Cornell, including 15-6 under Coach Bagnoli. The Quakers are now 12-12-1 all-time at Schoellkopf Field and have won three straight in Ithaca, dating back to 2006.
- Prior to Coach Bagnoli, the Quakers had won just three games at Schoellkopf Field (1964-1991). Since his arrival, the Quakers are 9-2 far above Cayuga's waters.
- Penn won the Trustees' Cup for the fifth time in the last six seasons. Awarded to the winner of this game since 1995, Penn has won the cup 12 times to Cornell's six.
- Penn won six games for the 15th time in Coach Bagnoli's 21 years. The Quakers have had just one losing season in his tenure.
- Penn has scored 20 or more points in 19 of its last 21 Ivy games.
- All of Penn's Ivy League wins were decided by single digits. All but one (30-21 vs. Harvard) was decided by one possession.
- Penn was either tied or trailing in the fourth quarter in four of their six Ivy wins.
- Penn went 5-0 when leading at the half and 1-4 when trailing. The only win when trailing at the half was against Columbia on Oct. 13. The Lions led 6-3 at Franklin Field.
- The Quakers have allowed just one opening-drive touchdown over the last 43 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 forced just three turnovers in its first six games, but forced multiple turnovers in each of the last four.
- Senior Lyle Marsh is the first Penn player with three straight 100-yard games since Joe Sandberg in 2007 against Georgetown (10/6), Columbia (10/13) and Yale (10/20).
- Andrew Holland became Penn's first starting quarterback other than Billy Ragone since Ryan Becker on Oct. 9, 2010 at Bucknell (25 games). Ragone had also started 20 straight Ivy games dating back to the 2009 season finale against Cornell (Kyle Olson).
- Senior punter Scott Lopano finished with a school record 198 career punts and 7,683 career punt yards. Lopano has played in 40 consecutive games for the Quakers.
- Junior wideout Conner Scott finished the season with 52 receptions. That is tied for 11th-most in a single-season at Penn. He is just the ninth Quaker to haul in more than 50 or more catches in a season. His 691 receiving yards this year rank 12th all-time in a single-season at Penn and are the most since Matt Carre had 697 in 2006.
- Junior Sebastian Jaskowski matched a career-high with 11 tackles.
- Senior Sam Chwarzynski had a career-high six tackles and tallied his first career sack.
- Senior Jeff Jack finished his career with 1,110 career rushing yards.
- Senior Jason Seifert's 41-yard touchdown catch at the end of the first half was the second of his career and the longest reception of his career.
- This marked the final game for Penn's Senior Class of 2013, which claimed its third Ivy title ring - all outright. The seniors finished with a record of 28-12 (70.0%), including an impressive mark of 24-4 (85.7%) against the Ivy League and a 12-1 (92.3%) mark against Ivy opponents at Franklin Field. The 24 Ivy wins are the most for a senior class at Penn in seven years. This class was also a part of back-to-back undefeated Ivy seasons (just the third time that's ever happened), and won 18 consecutive Ivy League games - the second-longest streak in league history.
- Today's game was the 1,333rd game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.
- The Quakers win is the 819th in school history, tied for 10th in NCAA history and third-most in FCS history.