Congrats to Penn football for beating No. 5 Villanova for the first time since 1911

Here’s a sentence most Penn football fans thought would never hold true: The Quakers beat Villanova at Villanova Stadium Thursday night, 24-13. It was Penn’s first win over the Wildcats since Oct. 14, 1911 and snaps a 14-game win streak in the series for Villanova, the fifth-ranked team in the FCS.

Pope Francis may be visiting Philly this weekend, but the first win under new Penn head coach Ray Priore was no Hail Mary. In the first half, Penn outgained the Villanova in yards, 219-29, and controlled the time of possession battle, 24:25-5:35.

Since this is a basketball site, you can pick up more specific game details in Dave Zeitlin’s recap of the game for CSNPhilly. But make no mistake – history was made tonight on behalf of the entire Ivy sports arena, and that’s worth a special mention, regardless of the team that pulled it off:

 

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