Penn at Dartmouth
September 29, 2012
Penn 28, Dartmouth 21
- Today's game was the
1,326th game in school history, an NCAA record. The Quakers are the only
school in NCAA history to reach 1,300 games.
- Penn scored on the game's opening possession for its first lead of the season.
- Penn avoided its first five-game losing streak under head coach Al Bagnoli.
- The Quakers defeated Dartmouth for the fifth straight season and the 14th time in the last 15 meetings, dating back to 1997. Penn now owns an all-time series lead of 46-32-2.
- Head Coach Al Bagnoli is now 38-26 following a loss. He is 17-4 against the Big Green and in Ivy openers.
- The Quakers ran for 200 yards for the first time in eight games. The last time the team amassed more than 200 on the ground was a 37-25 win over Yale on Oct. 22, 2011.
- The Quakers have scored 20 or more points in 15 of the last 16 Ivy League games.
- For the first time since 2010, Penn's opponent missed a field goal - a string of 18 straight makes against the Quakers.
- Dan Wilk and Brandon Copeland each had a sack on Penn's first defensive possession - the first two sacks of the year for the Quakers.
- Wilk's eight tackles were a career high. As were sophomore Daniel Davis' seven tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.
- Senior Billy Ragone became the 11th career 3,000-yard passer at Penn. His 165 yards on Saturday, gives him 3,069 for his career.
- Ragone's 234 yards of total offense (60 rush, 165 pass, 9 receiving) give him 4,240 for his career and moves him past Jimmy McGeehan (1991-93) for third-place in the school record book.
- Ragone's 18 passing attempts give him 440 for his career, which moves him into 11th-place on the school's all-time list.
- Senior Lyle Marsh's 51-yard touchdown was the longest rush of his career.
- Ragone is 12-3 all-time as the starting quarterback against the Ivy League.
- Senior offensive lineman Mike Pinciotti started his 15th straight game for the Quakers.
- Sophomore Connor Loftus has now made nine of his last 12 field goals inside 50 yards. He is 5-for-6 in his career from inside 30 yards.
- Penn did not force a
turnover for the second straight game and did not turn the ball over for the second straight Saturday.
- Penn has now won 814 games in program history, which stands as 10th-best in all of Division I.