Princeton at Penn
November 5, 2011
Penn 37, Princeton 9
With the win, Penn extends its winning streak over Princeton to five games. The
all-time series between these two schools at Franklin Field is now tied with
each side having 18 wins to go along with one tie.
- The announced attendance of 17,179 was the highest homecoming attendance since 2005, which occurred on the same date that year against the same opponent.
- For the first time in program history, Penn has defeated Princeton by four touchdowns or more touchdowns in three consecutive seasons.
- This is also the first time Penn has ever scored 37 or more points against Princeton in three straight years. Penn scored 37-plus points four times in five years against Princeton from 1999-2003.
- The Quakers have held Princeton to 10 or fewer points in each of the last five meetings.
- Over the past three seasons, Penn has outscored Princeton 131-26, an average margin of victory of 35.0 points. The Quakers have scored 18 touchdowns to the Tigers' two. Penn has outscored Princeton 65-0 in the second half of those games.
- Princeton's first quarter field goal to go up 3-0 was the first time the Tigers held a lead over Penn since the 2006 meeting between these schools.
- Penn's Seniors have now won 28 games overall, the most since the Class of 2007 won 28 from 2003-06. The Class of 2012 has also won 23 Ivy League games, the most since the Class of 2006 won that many from 2002-05.
- Billy Ragone threw for a career-high 254 yards. He also matched a career high with three passing touchdowns on the day.
- Ryan Mitchell recorded his first two career touchdowns on three catches for 84 yards.
- Ryan Calvert's 42-yard reception to set up Penn's first touchdown was the longest reception of his career.
- Calvert finished the day with a career-best 122 yards receiving. This was the highest total for a Penn player since Braden Lepisto had 141 yards receiving against Brown on October 27, 2007 at Brown.
- Erik Rask made a career-high 16 tackles. This is also the highest total for a Penn player since Ric San Doval made 18 tackles against Cornell on November 29, 2005.
- Jeff Jack's rushing touchdown in the second quarter was the fourth of his career and the second this season.
- Joe Holder tied a career-high with four receptions.
- Matt Hamscher's 25-yard interception return for a touchdown was Penn's first since Nov. 7, 2009 which also came against Princeton on Homecoming. Chris Wynn returned that interception 60 yards for the touchdown.
- After his 44-yard field goal in the third quarter, Connor Loftus has now made seven of his last nine field goals inside of 50 yards. His 44-yard field goal tied his career long.
- The Quakers have a sack in 32 of the last 33 games, dating back to 2008. They also have at least one sack in the last 15 games.
- Greg Van Roten has started the last 27 consecutive games on Penn's offensive line.
- Penn has scored 20 or more points in 11 and the last 12 Ivy League games.
- This was the first game since Nov. 14, 2009 that Penn was held below 100 yards rushing. Prior to today, the Quakers had rushed for 100 yards in 20 consecutive games.
- Ragone has thrown for 1,417 yards this season, which is the most since Robert Walker threw for 1,468 yards in 2007. He now has 2,271 yards passing for his career, passing Reds Bagnell for 15th in program history.
- Ragone has now attempted 320 passes for his career. John MGeehan is currently 15th on that list with 338 passes. He now has 185 completions, which is 13th-best in program history, passing John McGeehan (174) with his 16 completions today. He now has 14 touchdowns passing in his career, also 13th most all-time (matching Robert Irvin).
- Brandon Colavita is averaging 5.1 yards per carry this season, which if the season ended today, would be tied for the fifth-best average in one season at Penn.
- Mitchell has a team-high 471 yards receiving this season, the most by a Penn receive since Braden Lepisto has 597 yards in 2007. Calvert is right behind him with 470 yards receiving.
- Calvert's 38 receptions are the most by a Penn receiver since Lepisto caught 50 passes in 2007. He needs five more receptions to move into a 15th-place tie for receptions in season with Matt Carre who caught 43 passes in 2006. He needs one more touchdown reception to move into a 10th-place tie with Doug O'Neil (four touchdowns in the 2000).
- After leading the team in tackles with 65 last season, Rask has made 71 stops this season. This is the most since 2007 when Joe Anastasio also had 71.
- The Quakers have not allowed an opening drive touchdown in 31 games. The last opponent to record a touchdown on their first possession was Brown on Nov. 1, 2008.
- Penn has now won eight games in a row during the month of November. Head Coach Al Bagnoli is now 45-18 during the month of November at Penn, including a 24-9 record at Franklin Field.
- Bagnoli is now 37-23 following a loss. He improves to 15-5 overall against Princeton.
- Bagnoli moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time Ivy League wins list with his 101st league victory. Bagnoli has just 37 losses and owns the highest winning percentage in league history (.732).
- Today's game was the 1,321st game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.
- The Quakers' win is their 813th in school history; they are just the 11th program in NCAA history, and third in Ivy League history, to achieve that milestone.