Penn Running Game Eventually Punches Lehigh Into Submission In 20-0 Victory

PHIALDELPHIA, PA – The Penn Quakers leveled their season record at 2-2 after outlasting Lehigh 20-0 at Franklin Field this Saturday.

Tied at 0-0 at halftime, Penn opened up the scoring midway through the third quarter after a 39 yard FG by PK Daniel Karrash. It capped off an 11 play, 33 yard drive that almost was stopped after a 10 yard sack by Lehigh DE Trevor Harris.

From there the Quakers used a steady diet of running from RB Isaiah Malcome and play-action passing from QB John Quinnelly to eventually break down Lehigh’s defense, ending up with a 37:02-22:02 advantage in time of possession.

RB Trey Flowers would break open a 6-0 game late in the 4th quarter with a 7 yard touchdown run off of left tackle to make it a 13-0 game. Flowers and Malcome, who would add a 40 yard exclamation point touchdown at the end of the game, would rush for over 100 yards on the afternoon – Malcome with 207 yards, Flowers with 106.

“We haven’t run the ball like that in a while,” Penn head coach Ray Priore said after the game. “It’s always nice to get a shutout at home.”

On Lehigh, LB Nate Norris would lead the Mountain Hawks in tackles with 13, and Harris would lead Lehigh with two tackles for loss. P Daniel Simpson punted the ball 9 times averaging 42.9 yards per punt, including a 61 yarder from the shadow of their own end zone.

Lehigh (0-6, 0-1) has a bye week this week, while Penn (2-2, 0-1) will travel to New York City to face off against Columbia.