PHILADELPHIA - With its league leading offense and suffocating defense, Penn's sprint football team crushed Mansfield 49-0 Friday night on Franklin Field. Mike Bagnoli and Whit Shaw both scored three touchdowns as the Quakers secured their third straight win, remaining undefeated.
Penn took control of the game early, jumping out to a 35-0 halftime lead, piloted by sophomore quarterback Todd Busler and running back Mike Bagnoli. Bagnoli scored the game's first touchdown on a 4-yard run with 5:04 in the first quarter, and then added another run into the end zone four minutes later.
Shaw got into the scoring action when he received a 30-yard and a 28-yard pass from Busler for consecutive scores in the second quarter. Penn executed the two-point conversion for a 28-0 lead.
The Quakers blocked Mansfield's punt with 45 seconds left in the half to put themselves in the red zone. Busler rushed 17-yards for the score and gave Penn a commanding 35-0 lead heading into the locker rooms.
The Red and Blue's tenacious defense held Mansfield to just one first down in the opening half. The Mountaineers' best chance to get on the board came off a second half interception, but the Quakers forced a turnover on downs within Penn's 20-yard line.
Bagnoli and Shaw each recorded their third touchdowns of the evening in the second half. Bagnoli rushed three yards for the score, and Shaw received a 17-yard pass from Busler to top the game at 49-0.
On defense, Michael McMullen and Marcus Goodwin both made interceptions, while Sam Biddle made a heads-up fumble recovery off a Penn punt to set up a Quaker touchdown.
Penn (3-0) travels to West Point next Friday to take on Army at 7 p.m.
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