Yale Bulldogs (4-1) vs. Penn Quakers (2-3)
|Date & Time||Friday October 23, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
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The Yale Bulldogs and Penn Quakers square off early Friday night at Franklin Field.
The Yale Bulldogs look for their fifth victory of the year and end a four-game road trip. Morgan Roberts is completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 1,329 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Roberts has thrown four interceptions and zero touchdowns in his last two games. Michael Siragusa Jr and Stephen Buric have combined for 553 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Robert Clemons III has 14 receptions. The Yale Bulldogs ground game is averaging 133.4 yards per contest, and Deshawn Salter leads the way with 468 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Yale is allowing 22.2 points and 380.8 yards per game. Hayden Carlson leads the Bulldogs with 39 tackles, Victor Egu has 2.5 sacks and Spencer Rymiszewski has six pass deflections.
The Penn Quakers look for their first home victory of the year to get back to a .500 record. Alek Torgersen is completing 68 percent of his passes for 832 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Torgersen and Andrew Lisa have produced 12 touchdown passes. Justin Watson and Cam Countryman have combined for 626 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ryan Kelly has 11 receptions. The Penn Quakers ground game is averaging 140.2 yards per contest, and Brian Schoenauer leads the way with 330 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Penn is allowing 30.2 points and 424.4 yards per game. Tyler Drake leads the Quakers with 44 tackles, Sam Philippi has two pass deflections and Dan Connaughton has two sacks.
Yale is far better defensively than Penn and has proven it can win on the road, as the Bulldogs have three road victories under their belt already and will play now their fifth game away from home. The Quakers have allowed 40-plus points in three of their five games and have lost seven of their last eight home games dating back to 2013.
The Yale Bulldogs win this game.