Penn Sets Season-High Scoring With 45 Points
October 30, 2021 –
The University of Pennsylvania won their first Ivy League game of the season scoring a season-best in a 45 – 17 win over the Bears of Brown at Franklin Field. It was the sixth straight win for the Quakers over the Bears.
It was a balanced effort on both sides of the ball for the Red and Blue. The defense forced 3 turnovers getting two interceptions and recovering a fumble. Linebacker Garrett Morris returned his interception 42-yards for a touchdown. It was the first defensive score of the year for Penn.
The defense harried the Brown offense and turned in 8 sacks for the game for a loss of 51 yards. Defensive lineman Jake Heimlicher set a collegiate-mark with 3 sacks. Seven Penn defenders recorded a sack. Defensive back Jason McCleod also picked off a pass.
The Red and Blue put 31 points on the board in their first five possessions leading by 21 points. The Daniel Karrash field goal was a 40-yarder.
On offense Penn rushed for 169 yards on 30 carries. Running back Isaiah Malcome led the way gaining 121 yards on 9 rushes. He had a 65-yard run and his touchdown came on a 45-yard scamper. Julien Stokes crossed the goal line from 5-yards away to record his first career touchdown. Trey Flowers got another scoring run.
Freshman quarterback Aidan Sayin continued his efficient play getting 97 yards through the air completing 11 of 16 with 2 touchdowns and none intercepted. He scoring tosses went to Ryan Cragun (13 yards) and Joshua Casilli (12 yards) which was his first collegiate touchdown.
Owen Goldsberry was involved in another trick play and had a 30-yard completion.
For the Bears quarterback EJ Perry was forced to go to the air and threw the ball 55 times. He completed 38 for 337 yards. Wes Rockett and Hayes Sutton each caught 8 passes. Rockett gained 76 yards and Sutton had 59. Allen Smith ran for 46 yards and caught 7 passes for 56 yards.
Smith recorded a rushing touchdown which tied the game at 7-each. Graham Walker ended the scoring hauling in a21-yard pass from Perry.
Penn improves to 3 – 4 and breaks a two-game losing streak. The Quakers are 1 – 3 in the Ancient Eight and host Cornell next weekend. The Trustees Cup will be on the line.
Written By: Glenn Papazian