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Penn Gets to .500 With 34-20 Win Over Yale

(Photo by Catalina Fragoso - Double G Media)

(Photo by Catalina Fragoso – Double G Media)


The University of Pennsylvania Quakers won their Friday night game against the Yale Bulldogs by a score of 34-20. It was all Yale to start off the game, as they scored the first 10 points.

They were in position to increase their lead even more after Penn fumbled the ball deep in Yale territory, but a pass from Yale quarterback Morgan Roberts was picked off by Tyler Drake. The Quakers converted the turnover into points, and Penn trailed 10-7.

On the next drive, Drake forced Roberts to fumble, and Penn took over at the Yale 17. Quarterback Alek Torgersen found a wide open receiver in Tre Solomon to give Penn a 13-10 lead (the extra point was no good).

Yale tied the game with 3:22 left in the first half with a 75-yard drive, but Penn took the lead into the locker room after a 1-yard screen from Torgersen to Ryan O’Malley. Yale was driving to tie the game, but once they reached the Penn 10 yard line, a Roberts pass in the end zone was intercepted by Ian Dobbins. Penn couldn’t convert, going three-and-out.

Two Yale drives later, another Roberts pass that was thrown into the end zone was picked off, this time by Dylan Muscat. Penn converted this time when Torgersen threw a touchdown to freshman Christian Pearson, who caught a Penn freshman record 10 passes in their last game. The Penn lead was now 27-13.

Yale scored on a Austin Reuland six-yard touchdown after the Bulldogs converted a fourth and two on a fake field goal. Penn’s lead was cut to 27-20.

Penn’s next drive began at their own three yard line after they decided to run it out after fumbling the kickoff in the end zone. After a 12 play, 6:51 drive, the Quakers regained a 14-point lead after Solomon scored on a 28-yard run. Yale was unable to score again, and Penn won the game by a final score of 34-20. The win was their first at home this season, and they are now .500 on the season (3-3).

The Quakers will now travel to Providence, RI to take on Brown on Halloween night. Penn has lost four of their last five at Brown, including two straight shutouts. Good news for them is their last win in Providence came on Halloween night 2009.

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