Senior defensive back Jon Saelinger
On the Owen Thomas tribute prior to the game:
"It was tough. We all woke up this morning and watched the piece on Owen Thomas on ESPN and it brought back a lot of the feelings from April. But we came out and really wanted to play for Owen. We came out with a mission tonight. Overall, I think we responded pretty well given the circumstances."
Sophomore quarterback Billy Ragone
On his first career touchdown pass:
"Definitely here, it was my best pass, but that was a great play call. We were running the ball really well the whole game, and for Coach (Jon) McLaughlin to call that pass, to trust in me and to trust in Matt Tuten to make that catch. It was a big play for us and a turning point in the game. And after that we got into a little groove on offense, and we were able to move the ball pretty well."
Head Coach Al Bagnoli
On the emotions of the game:
"We were on the verge of the 800th-win milestone, paying tribute to Coach Lake and Owen, it's your opener, you're at home, and there is a lot tangible things that you want to fight for. We knew it was going to be hard -- I mean, I'm not surprised at how hard it was. We knew they were a good football team and we knew we were in for sixty minutes, and it literally went sixty minutes."
On Penn's 800th win:
"I think it's tremendous. It's so hard to do, and a testament to the tradition and history that Penn has had. There are probably six or seven other schools that have done it collectively, so we join some pretty big schools. It is a wonderful accomplishment."