Penn’s offense has been explosive. The Quakers have score 87 points over their last two games and also put up 20 points against a very good Dartmouth defense, which is the most the Big Green have given up this season. The Quakers attack sideline to sideline. QB Alek Torgersen has been picking apart opposing defenses. He has a strong group of WRs led by Justin Watson. Penn also has a pair of talented RBs in Brian Schoenauer and Tre Solomon who will both get carries and give the offense balance. Keep in mind, this is a team that handed nationally ranked Villanova a loss. Defensively, Penn has one of the tougher defensive fronts Yale will see this season.
Keep an eye on senior LB Tyler Drake, who has been a force for the Quakers this season. Drake is the younger brother of former Yale DL Dylan Drake. The younger Drake leads the Ivy in tackles (44), sacks (5.5) and is tied for first in forced fumbles (2). His brother will be on the Yale sideline on Friday night.
In case you missed it, the Indianapolis Colts recently signed veteran RB Ahmad Bradshaw and placed Tyler Varga on IR. He will miss the remainder of the season. Varga suffered a concussion late in a game on an onside kick against the Titans on Sept. 27.
Varga made the Colts roster after signing as an undrafted free agent.
The Yale-Columbia game at the Yale Bowl on Oct. 31 has been changed from a 1 p.m. kickoff to a 12:30 p.m. start time.
*Brown at Cornell, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
*Columbia at Dartmouth, 3 pm [ILDN]