Football Takes on Widener In Pre-Season Scrimmage

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania football team took on Widener University Friday afternoon in its annual scrimmage at Franklin Field. The game traditionally has served asthe cap to training camp in the run-up to the start of the regular season.

Penn showed off some offensive flair in the game with a solid passing attack as Robert Irvin and Bryan Walker split the bulk of the action at quarterback. The game started onan excitingnote when Sam Shepard returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown.

The Quakers hada pair oftouchdowns on the ground, both by Chris Ashley,two in the air and one on special teams. Derek Zoch also tacked on two field goals from 34 and 25 yards.

"My initial impression is that our skill kids and first unit played pretty well and our kicking game is solid," said Head Coach Al Bagnoli. "This will give us a real good assessment of what we need to work on and give the kids a chance to play against someone else."

Penn will kick off the season on Sept. 16 when it renews its rivalry with Lafayette in Easton at 1 p.m.

Below, Brian Seltzer of the Penn Sports Network recaps the game with Coach Bagnoli and Irvin.

Brian Seltzer recaps the game

Coach Bagnoli talks about his team's performance

Quarterback Robert Irvin discusses his performance