By John N. Mitchell
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer
College Sports Journal
VILLANOVA, Pa. — All things must come to an end, and that includes Villanova’s dominance over Penn on the football field.
That’s just what happened Thursday night at Villanova as the rebuilding Quakers dominated the Wildcats all night long and defeated them, 24-13.
The victory was Penn’s first against the Wildcats since 1911.
The win improved Penn’s record to 1-1. Villanova fell to 2-2. The win was Penn’s first against a top-5 team on the road in Quakers history, and the biggest play of the game was appropriately stunning.
“Wow, just wow,” Penn first-year coach Ray Priore said. “You know, you keep trying and trying and praying and praying. It had to happen sooner or later, right?”