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Penn Football Earns Second Straight Ivy League Title

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ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) – Brandon Colavita rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday, leading Penn to a 31-7 win over Cornell and its 15th Ivy League championship.

After the game, the Quakers paid tribute to defensive end Owen Thomas, who passed away in April.

Colavita scored on runs of 2, 5 and 26 yards for the Quakers (9-1, 7-0), who held the Big Red (2-8, 1-6) scoreless until Shane Savage caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Matthews with 4:09 left.

Andrew Samson kicked a 29-yard field goal on Penn’s first possession, and Ryan Murray caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Billy Ragone after Zach Heller recovered a fumble at the Cornell 22.

Penn had 393 yards total offense, 282 on the ground with 10 ballcarriers. The Quakers held Cornell to 197 yards total offense, just 52 rushing. Matthews was 16-of-31 for 145 yards passing, but was sacked three times.

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