Game Breakdown, Lehigh at Princeton, 9/26/2015
It's rare that I talk about last week's opponent in this space, especially when the focus should really be on how to beat Princeton. But Penn's 24-13 win over No. 4 Villanova was so stunning to this reporter and such a great thing for head coach Ray Priore's Quakers that it's worth mentioning here.
It was a result that seemed to even stun Penn's head coach, who earned a whopper of a first win thanks to winning the time of possession battle (holding onto the ball for more than 39 minutes on offense), benefiting from Villanova miscues (a roughing-the-punter call kept one Penn drive alive that ended in a touchdown) and making huge plays (as the Wildcats were driving to score, Penn LB Tyler Drake strip-sacked Villanova's quarterback, leading LB Donald Panicello to scoop and score a 92 yard touchdown return).
"Wow, just wow," Priore said after the game. "You know, you keep trying and trying and praying and praying. It had to happen sooner or later, right?"
Read more »