By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It should be a lot of fun at Franklin Field on Saturday when one of college football’s great rivalries continues, as the Penn Quakers host the Princeton Tigers.
“It’s obviously one of the games that you mark on your schedule,” Penn head coach Al Bagnoli tells KYW Newsradio. “In addition to it being Penn/Princeton, it’s also Homecoming. It also has some long-term, title implications on it. So there is a lot riding on it. It’s a great rivalry that goes back an awful long ways. And I think it’s two teams that respect each other, but also understand how important it is to try and win the game.”
Penn is 4-3 on the season and coming off its first Ivy League loss in four tries. Last weekend the Quakers were shutout up in Providence, Rhode Island, losing at Brown, 27-0.
“We got behind early,” Bagnoli says. “First play of the game was a (93-yard) touchdown run off of almost a broken play. We just kind of got jolted early and we were never able to recover. We’re just not designed to be the type of team that can overcome big deficits. They forced us out of our game plan and forced us to throw the ball too much, and as a result we were never able to generate any type of momentum.”