November 3, 2012
Penn 28, Princeton 21
- With the win, Penn ties the program’s second-longest winning streak over Princeton at six games. Penn has won 15 of the last 17 against the Tigers.
- Penn is 8-1 all-time at Princeton Stadium. Its only loss came in double overtime in 2006. Head Coach Al Bagnoli is 16-5 against the Tigers and 3-0 vs. Coach Surace.
- Today's game was the 1,331st 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 41 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 third
time this year (Dartmouth, Brown). Penn is 3-0 in that instance.
- This was the first time since 2006 that Penn trailed Princeton at any point in the second half.
- It also marked the first time since 2008 that the Tigers scored in the second half against the Quakers.
- This marked the first time since 2006 that Penn has allowed more than 10 points against Princeton.
- Senior Scott Lopano punted the ball seven times, giving him 184 for his career. He needs two to tie Rob Sims (1990-92) for the school record (186).
- This was coach Al Bagnoli’s 140th win at Penn, which ties him for second-most by any coach at an Ivy school.
- In his 19th straight start for Penn, senior quarterback Billy Ragone is now 15-4 as a starter against the Ivy League (7-3 on the road).
- Ragone is now 3-0 in his career against Princeton.
- This was Ragone’s eighth career comeback in the fourth quarter or overtime and third this season.
- Ragone threw for 92 yards. He needs 109 more to become just the third Penn player all-time to throw for 4,000-plus yards.
- Ragone had 153 yards of total offense (92 pass, 61 rush). He needs 84 more to tie Mike Mitchell (1999-2003) for second all-time.
- Ragone has 44 career touchdowns (18 rush, 26 pass), which is third-most in Penn history behind Gavin Hoffman (54) and Mike Mitchell (47).
- Ragone had 92 passing yards, passing Pat McDermott (2003-05), Matt Rader (1997-98) and Mark DeRosa (1994-95) for fourth all-time with 3,891 for his career. He needs 63 passing yards to pass Jimmy McGeehan (1991-93) for third all-time.
- Ragone had 23 pass attempts, moving him ahead of Rader for fifth all-time with 585 in his career. He needs six more to tie him with Pat McDermott (2003-05) for fourth all-time.
- Ragone had one passing touchdown, passing DeRosa and tying Jim Crocicchia (1983, 85-86) for fifth all-time with 26 for his career.
- Ragone completed 10 passes and is sixth all-time with 334 career completions. He needs two more to tie Rader for fourth.
- Senior Jeff Jack’s first quarter rushing touchdown was his third this season, seventh of his career.
- Sophomore Ryan O’Malley’s second quarter touchdown catch was the first of his career.
- Senior defensive back Dave Twamley’s fourth quarter interception was the first of his career.
- Junior defensive tackle C.J. Mooney’s fourth quarter interception was the first of his career. The touchdown was the first of his career as well.