Sept. 28, 2013
Villanova 35, Penn 6
- Today’s game marked only the 46th time – and 17th in FCS history – that both head coaches are members of the 200-win club, with Coach Bagnoli at 229 wins going into today and Villanova coach Andy Talley now at 228. This is also only the fourth time two coaches with 220 wins have played each other.
- Tonight's game was the 1,335th game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.
- Today’s game marked the first featuring Penn’s new white uniforms.
- The Quakers have allowed just one opening-drive touchdown over the last 45 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.
- Senior Conner Scott’s 11 catches on the day marked the seventh time in his career with five or more receptions in a game and second time with 10 or more catches. He also moved into 12th-place all-time at Penn in career receptions (78), passing several former Quakers, including current wide receivers coach Mark Fabish (71).
- Scott’s 129 receiving yards also marked his second career 100-yard game. He had 12 catches for 161 yards in the 2012 season opener at Lafayette.
- The Quakers’ loss snaps a five-game winning streak, dating back to last season.
- Senior Ryan Mitchell eclipsed 1,000 career receiving yards with a 45-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He is the 16th Penn player to do so. Mitchell now has a catch in 22 straight games.
- Senior Billy Ragone's third quarter pass to Spencer Kulcsar marks the eighth straight start he has thrown a touchdown pass.
- Ragone’s passing touchdown marked the 50th total touchdown of his career (31 passing, 19 rushing).
- Junior Spencer Kulcsar’s receiving touchdown was his third touchdown in as many games, the first being the game-winner in the season finale last year against Cornell.
- Senior Christopher Bush’s start at center marks the 21st game that he and Ragone have started together.
- Junior Connor Loftus’s missed PAT was the first he’s missed since Nov. 5, 2011 against Princeton, a streak of 41 extra points.
- Ragone’s 35 pass attempts moved him into third all-time, passing Jimmy McGeehan’s mark of 657 with 665.
- Villanova’s Kevin Monangai and John Robertson both totaled over 100 rushing yards on the game, the first time in the Al Bagnoli era that the Quakers have had two opposing players rush for over 100 yards. The last time was in 1991 against Yale (Nick Crawford, 204, and Chris Kouri, 100).