Scores

Final

Lafayette 21

(0-3, 0-1 away)

Pennsylvania 27

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

6:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
LAF 0 7 0 1421
PENN 10 3 14 027

Top Performers

Passing: B. Ragone (PENN) - 218 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Scheuerman (LAF) - 16 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Ross (LAF) - 6 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Penn holds off late rally to beat Lafayette 27-21

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Billy Ragone threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns as Penn held off a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat Lafayette 27-21 in a non-conference matchup Saturday night.

The Quakers (1-0) used the strength of two Ragone throwing scores and a seven-yard rushing touchdown by Spencer Kulcsar to have a 27-7 advantage in the third quarter.

The Leopards (0-3) rallied back in the fourth quarter as Ross Scheuerman ran for two scores to cut the lead to six. Lafayette got the ball with two minutes remaining, but failed to convert a fourth and 29 on their own 33 as they were flagged for an illegal forward pass on a desperation lateral.

Kulcsar had five receptions for 66 yards and rushed for 20.

Scheuerman ran for 55 yards and Mark Ross finished with 70 yards receiving for Lafayette.

Andrew Dzurik went 12-of-22 for 157 yards and a pair of interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
PENN
1st Downs1418
Total Yards240341
Passing195241
Rushing45100
Penalties6-557-69
3rd Down Conversions6-138-16
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers31
Possession24:5035:10

Passing Leaders

LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dzurik12/221577.102
PennsylvaniaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ragone21/282187.821

Rushing Leaders

LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scheuerman16553.4213
Kessel4174.305
PennsylvaniaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Colavita15563.7016
Wilcox22110.5020

Receiving Leaders

LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ross67011.7129
Duncan15050.0040
PennsylvaniaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kulcsar56613.2024
Mitchell55611.2024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLAFPENN
TD09:15Ty Taylor 5 Yd Pass From Billy Ragone (Connor Loftus Kick) 07
FG00:27Connor Loftus 30 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERLAFPENN
TD12:40Mark Ross 29 Yd Pass From Zach Zweizig (Ryan Gralish Kick) 710
FG07:52Connor Loftus 39 Yd 713
THIRD QUARTERLAFPENN
TD11:30Mitchell King 4 Yd Pass From Billy Ragone (Connor Loftus Kick) 720
TD06:11Spencer Kulcsar 7 Yd Run (Connor Loftus Kick) 727
FOURTH QUARTERLAFPENN
TD10:51Ross Scheuerman 7 Yd Run (Ryan Gralish Kick) 1427
TD05:31Ross Scheuerman 1 Yd Run (Ryan Gralish Kick) 2127