Cornell at Penn
November 19, 2011
Cornell 48, Penn 38
- Cornell's victory snaps a four game Penn winning streak that started in 2007.
- Cornell's last win in the series came on November 18, 2006. In that game, Cornell defeated Penn 28-27 on the road.
- This is the first time Penn has lost to Cornell at Franklin Field since 1999.
- This is the first time Penn has lost an Ivy League game at home since 2008 against Harvard. The Quakers had won 10 in a row at Franklin Field coming into today.
- The loss is just the fifth in Ivy play in the last four years for the Quakers. This is Penn's first loss to Cornell during that span. The Quakers have lost to Brown and Harvard twice in the past four years.
- The 38 points Penn scored was a season-high, passing the 37 point performances Penn had against Yale and Princeton.
- Penn also allowed a season-high 48 points. The previous high the Quakers had allowed was 37 points in the season opener to Lafayette and last week against Harvard.
- Head Coach Al Bagnoli is now 37-24 following a loss. He is 74-28 at Franklin Field and 45-20 in the month of November, including a 24-10 record at home during this month.
- Penn has scored 20 or more points in 13 and the last 14 Ivy League games.
- Cornell's Jeff Matthews finished with 548 yards passing and five touchdowns through the air. This is the first time all season that Penn has allowed an opposing quarterback to throw for over 300 yards and the first time since October 23, 1999 that a quarterback has thrown for five touchdowns against Penn.
- Erik Rask's 30-yard interception return for a touchdown marked the second consecutive home game that Penn has returned an interception for a touchdown. Matt Hamscher also returned an interception for a touchdown in the homecoming game against Princeton.
- After leading the team in tackles with 65 last season, Rask finishes with 83 stops this season. This is the most since 2006 when Joe Anastasio also had 102.
- Greg Van Roten has started the last 28 consecutive games on Penn's offensive line.
- The Quakers have not allowed an opening drive touchdown in 33 games. The last opponent to record a touchdown on their first possession was Brown on Nov. 1, 2008. On the opening kickoff, Penn forced and recovered a fumble setting up the first score of the game.
- The Quakers have a sack in 34 of the last 35 games, dating back to 2008. They also have at least one sack in the last 17 games.
- Billy Ragone has now attempted 392 passes at Penn. This ranks him 14th in Penn history, passing Doug Marzonie (387 passes) on the all-time list. He has now completed 224 passes in his career, passing Gary Vura (221) for 13th on the all-time list.
- Ragone threw for 1,860 yards this season, which is the most since Robert Irvin threw for 2,128 yards in 2006. He now has 2,714 yards passing for his career for 15th in program history.
- Ragone finished the year with 2,284 yards of total offense. That stands as the fifth-best offensive season in team history - just nine yards behind Jimmy McGeehan's 1993 total. It is the most total yardage for a Penn player since Mike Mitchell had 2,399 in 2003.
- Ryan Calvert had a combined 20 catches in his final two games and finished the season with 58 receptions. This is eighth-highest single season total in Penn history and the most since Dan Castles caught 71 passes in 2003.
- Calvert's five receiving touchdowns this season moved him into a tie for ninth all-time in Penn's single-season history books. He is knotted with Miles Macik who had five in 1995.
- Calvert had a team-high 641 yards receiving this season - 15th-most in a single season at Penn - and the most by a Penn receiver since Matt Carre had 697 yards five years ago.
- The 24 points Penn scored in the first half was the most the Quakers scored had scored in the first 30 minutes this season.
- The 21 first half points was also the most Penn has allowed in the first half.
- Today's game was the 1,322nd game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.