Penn vs. Lafayette
September 18, 2010
Penn 19, Lafayette 14
- The Quakers win is their 800th in school history, becoming just the 11th program in NCAA history, and third in FCS history, to achieve that milestone.
- Penn's win extended the nation's longest winning streak in the FCS to nine games. The Red and Blue's streak is also tied for third in all of Division I with No. 2 Ohio State, trailing No. 3 Boise State (17) and No. 1 Alabama (17).
- The Quakers' victory gives coach Al Bagnoli 123 career wins, moving him within one win of tying the school record of 124 victories set by George Woodruff when he retired in 1901.
- The victory on Saturday was the Quakers first season-opening win since 2006, when they defeated 22nd-ranked Lafayette 21-11 in Easton on Sept. 16. It is also the first victory in their home opener since 2005 when they beat Duquesne 41-14 on Sept. 17.
- Today's game was the 1,304th in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games played.
- Penn has scored in 121 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Ivy history. Brown holds the record at 139, a record which is still active.
- Freshman Ryan Becker's completion to Ryan Calvert was his first career completion and also the first career catch for Calvert.
- Penn held their opponent to a scoreless first quarter for the eighth straight game on Saturday.
- The defensive touchdown by Lafayette at the 12:45 mark of the second quarter halted Penn's scoreless streak, dating back to last season, at 95:13.
- The Penn defense held the Leopard offense without a touchdown on Saturday and extended its scoreless streak to 137:58. That spans more than nine quarters of play without the defense allowing a single point.
- Andrew Samson's two field goals on Saturday moved him into a tie for seventh place in Ivy League history with 36. He also moved into 10th place on the League's all-time scoring list with 183.
- Billy Rangone's touchdown pass to Matt Tuten with 5:44 mark left in the third quarter was the first of his career.
- Jon Saelinger had three interceptions on Saturday against Lafayette. He is the first Quaker to pick off at least two passes in a game since Chris Wynn in the season opener against Villanova in 2008.
- The Quaker defense did not allow a 100-yard rusher for the 24th consecutive game. They also didn't allow a 300-yard rusher for the 26th straight contest.
- Penn had two sacks for the 12th time in its last 14 games and recorded a sack for the 16th straight game.
- The team that has scored first has won the last 11 games Penn has played.
- This is Penn's first home win in a night game since a 51-10 thrashing of Duquesne on Sept. 20, 2003.
- The 7:06 p.m. start meant Penn was the last Division I team to play a game.
- Six different Quakers had at least 25 yards rushing.
- Three of Scott Lopano's four punts landed inside the 20, including one that was downed at the one-yard line.
- Penn has now won an astounding 102 of their 134 season openers and are 12-7 in such games under head coach Al Bagnoli.
- Penn had not trailed for 348 minutes and 30 seconds of game time before Lafayette took a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter.
- Saturday's game was the program's first-ever appearance on ESPN3.com.