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Key Ivy League Matchup as Penn Hosts Homecoming Game Against Princeton

The University of Pennsylvania Quakers will host the Princeton Tigers for their 2015 homecoming game. Penn is coming off of a 48-28 over the Brown Bears, a team that had won four games in a row before Penn came to town and ended that streak.

They have now won three games in a row after dropping two games to Dartmouth and Fordham, both at home. Two of their three wins have come on the road. They have won their three games by an average of 23 points per game.

Princeton is coming off of a win over the winless Cornell Big Red. The Big Red missed two chip shot field goals early in the game. The Tigers also struggled on offense in their games against the then 0-6 squad, and the first quarter ended in a scoreless tie. They did get their offense going in the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns, despite them being only for a total of 11 yards.

Their longest touchdown came off of a 100-yard kickoff return. Their offensive touchdowns in the second half came from one yard, six yards and seven yards. In order to win the game against Penn, they will need to execute longer touchdowns.

In their last game against Brown, Penn scored three consecutive touchdowns of more than 10 yards. They also scored 41 consecutive points after Brown scored the first touchdown in the game.

In their 2014 meeting, the Quakers set three school records in completions, attempts and catches by one receiver. Unfortunately for them, Princeton was the better team, as they stopped Penn on a fourth down inside the Tigers’ 30-yard line and won the game by a final score of 22-17.

Penn will host the Tigers this season, and this game is a special one, as it is their homecoming game for the 2015 season. Penn is at a record of 4-3 (3-1 Ivy League) and Princeton sits at a record of 5-2 (2-2 Ivy League). With a win on Saturday, Penn will have the same record as Princeton at 5-3 on the season.

Both teams are chasing Dartmouth (6-1) and Harvard (7-0) for the top spot in the Ivy League standings. If Princeton wins, they will be one step closer to catching up to Dartmouth and Harvard. They lost to Harvard 42-7 on Oct. 24 and they will play Dartmouth to close out the season.

If Penn wins, they will have a long ladder to climb. They already have a loss to Darmouth, which came on Oct. 3. They will play at Harvard after their home game against Princeton.

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