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Postgame Notes vs. Columbia
Courtesy: Eric Dolan, associate director of athletic communications
          Release: 10/19/2013
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Postgame Notes

Oct. 19, 2013

 Penn 21, Columbia 7
Game Recap

- Penn has won six straight Ivy League games dating back to last season. This is Penn's first win by double digits during that streak.

- Penn defeated an Ivy opponent by double digits for the first time since the 2011 Homecoming win over Princeton, 37-9. The last time the Quakers won by 10 or more in an Ivy road game was in the 2010 season finale at Cornell, 31-7.

- The Quakers have started 2-0 in league play for the sixth straight year.

- Penn has won 17 straight games against Columbia on the field of play. That ties the eighth-longest win streak over an opponent in an uninterrupted series in FCS history. It also matches the league record for most consecutive wins over an Ivy opponent (Princeton beat Columbia 17 straight times from 1954-70).

- Penn is now 71-21-1 all-time against Columbia and has won nine straight games at Wien Stadium where the Quakers are now 22-13 all-time.

- Coach Bagnoli now has 145 career wins at Penn (school record). He has 109 Ivy League wins (second all-time) and owns the highest winning percentage in Ivy League history at .732. He is 19-3 against Columbia.

- The Quakers have forced a turnover in seven straight Ivy League games - 17 total (12 interceptions, five fumbles).

- Penn has won eight straight games when leading at the half dating back to the 2011 season finale against Cornell.

- The Quakers have scored 20 or more points in 20 of the last 22 Ivy League contests.

- Penn has accumulated more than 400 yards of total offense and 200 rushing yards in each Ivy League game this year.

- Today's game was the 1,338th game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.

- Penn has allowed an opening drive touchdown just twice since 2008 (48 games). Prior to last week - where the Tribe needed just 12 yards - the last team to score on the opening drive against Penn was Lafayette in the 2012 season opener - where they only needed to go 14 yards for the score.

- Penn's opponent has scored first in four straight games.

- Seniors Jake Schwertner and Steve Szostak started for the 15th straight game together on the offensive line.

- Senior Christopher Bush’s start at center marks the 24th game that he and Ragone have started together.

- Senior wideout Ryan Mitchell, who now has a catch in 25 straight games, has 1,225 career receiving yards to move into 10th-place all-time at Penn. He is just five yards from the ninth (Karl Hall, 1981-83). His 89 career catches are one away from Penn's top 10.

- Sophomore Christian Stapleton made his first career catch with a third down conversion in the first quarter.

- Senior Billy Ragone has thrown a touchdown pass in 11 straight starts. It was his 55th career touchdown at Penn (35 pass, 20 rush) which set a school record. He broke a tie with Gavin Hoffman (50 pass, 4 rush).

- Ragone's 35th career touchdown pass broke a tie with Jimmy McGeehan for third-most all-time at Penn.

- Ragone improved to 18-4 as a starter against the Ivy League and 4-0 against Columbia.

- Ragone had 25 pass attempts and now has 745 for his career. That is second-most all-time at Penn behind Gavin Hoffman's 1,004.

- Senior Sam Chwarzynski has a sack in five of the last six games, including three straight.

- Sophomore Austin Taps has a sack in each of the last two games and three of the four games he has played this season.

- Junior running back Spencer Kulcsar has a touchdown in four of the last six games. Senior wideout Ty Taylor has scored in three of the last five.

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