Yale at Penn
October 22, 2011
Penn 37, Yale 25

 

- Penn won its 18th straight over an Ivy League opponent, the longest active conference winning streak in the FCS. It is the second-longest winning streak in all of Division I and tied for the second-longest in the history of the Ivy League. The Quakers also own the other top two longest Ivy streaks with the record set at 20 from 2001-04.

- The Quakers' win is their 812th in school history; they are just the 11th program in NCAA history, and third in Ivy League history, to achieve that milestone.

- Penn won for the 18th straight time in the month of October. The Quakers last loss in the month of October was at Brown on Oct. 27, 2007, 31-17.

- This is Penn's third fourth-quarter comeback in three games against Ivy League teams this year.

- Penn's 37 points was the most against Yale since 2005.

- Penn set season-highs in first downs (28), rushing yards (277), average per rush (6.3), passing yards (250), and total yards of offense (528).

- Today was Al Bagnoli's 100th career game at Franklin Field. Only George Munger, who coached 113 times at Franklin Field in 16 seasons, has more games on the sidelines at Franklin Field.

- Today was also Coach Bagnoli's 100th career Ivy League victory. That is now tied for second all-time.

- Bagnoli is now 73-27 all-time at Franklin Field. Against Ivy League teams at Franklin Field, Bagnoli is 53-15.

- Penn has scored 20 or more points in 10 straight Ivy League games.

- Penn has outgained its opponent in all six games this year and in eight of the last nine games overall.

- Today's game was the 1,319th game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.

- Penn has scored in 136 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Ivy history. Brown holds the record at 154, a record which is still active.

- Connor Loftus' 24-yard field goal to open the scoring was his sixth made field goal in his past seven attempts.

- Joe Holder's touchdown in the third quarter was the first of his career.

- With the pass to Holder, Billy Ragone now has a touchdown in each of the last five games.

- Ragone has thrown for more than 150 yards in five straight games. Prior to this stretch, he had thrown for more than 150 yards just once in his career.

- Ragone's three passing touchdowns were a career high. His four touchdowns overall tied a career high. His 236 yards passing and 94 yards rushing were both the second-highest totals of his career.

- Brandon Colavita had a career-high 156 yards rushing and one touchdown. This is the highest individual rushing total for a Penn player since quarterback Keiffer Garton had 174 yards against Harvard. This was the highest total for a running back since 2007 when Joe Sandberg had 158 yards rushing against Princeton.

- Ryan Mitchell's 94 yards of receiving was a career high. He had four receptions. This included a long of 46 yards, which is also a new season high.

- Yale's Alex Thomas had 204 yards rushing. The last time Penn allowed a 200-yard rusher was in 1997 when Harvard's Rich Linden ran for 212 yards.

- Penn's onside recovery in the fourth quarter was the first time that Penn has recovered an onside kick since last season against Yale.

- Penn's three points in the first half was its fewest this season. The Quakers had scored at least 10 points in each first half of the first five games this season.

- Penn's 27 points in the fourth quarter were the most in one quarter for the Quakers since posting 28 in the first quarter against Princeton last season.

- Down 7-3 with 9:45 to play in the second quarter was the first time that Penn had trailed at home in an Ivy League game since November 15, 2008 against Harvard.

- The last time Penn trailed at the half was the opening game against Lafayette. The Quakers were down 16-12 in the season-opener against Lafayette.

- Penn has not allowed an opening drive touchdown in the last 29 games.

- As a team, the Quakers have rushed for 100 yards in each of their last 19 games.

- Greg Van Roten has started the last 26 consecutive games on Penn's offensive line.

- Erik Rask's two tackles for loss tied a season high.

- The Quakers have a sack in 30 of the last 31 games, dating back to 2008.