Football stops Lehigh and scores 20-0 win

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania football team tied their 2021 record at 2-2 on Saturday with a 20-0 victory over Lehigh at Franklin Field. It was Penn’s first shutout since the 2009 team capped a perfect Ivy League season with a 34-0 victory over Cornell.

Isaiah Malcome (201 yards) and Trey Flowers (115) combined for 316 rushing yards to lead the Quakers, all of whose points came after halftime. It was the first time Penn had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game since Abe Willows and Tre Solomon did against Princeton in 2017.

Quaker Notemeal

* Penn has now won six straight home games against non-conference opponents.

* The Quakers ended the season with a record winning record against non-Ivy League opponents for the fourth consecutive season.

* This is the Quakers’ first victory at Franklin Field in 700 days.

* Penn is now 41-5 against Lehigh at Franklin Field.

* The Rouge et Bleu have won three straight games against the Mountain Hawks,

* The Quakers launched their new matte white helmets. The band in the middle of the helmet is inspired by Locust Walk.

*Isaiah Malcome rushed for a career-high 201 yards. He scored a touchdown for the second week in a row. He is the first Quaker to run 200 yards in a game since KK Brooks totaled 202 yards against Lafayette in 2019.

*Trey Flowers recorded his first 100-yard running game as a Quaker. He scored his third Floor TD of the year leading the team in the fourth quarter.

*Mohammed diakite had four tackles, one sack and one interception.

*Shiloh means continued his solid play on the defensive side of the ball, making four solo tackles and three breakouts.

* Defensively, Penn had four sacks. The Quakers kept Lehigh within-three (-3) net rushing yards and 101 total yards on offense.

How did it happen

The first half was scoreless, the teams succeeded nine times in total and only won 14 first tries between them. The only time either team sniffed the end zone was late in the half, but with just 40 seconds to go Daniel Karrash’s A 32-yard field goal attempt managed to hit the right upright.

After both teams kicked again to start the third quarter, Penn finally gave the scoreboard some work halfway through the period. The Quakers sliced ​​through Lehigh’s defense, running the ball to the Mountaineers’ 5-yard line, before a false start and sack pushed them back to Lehigh’s 22. However, Karrash split the amounts on a 39-yard field goal. put the hosts first.

Penn doubled his lead with 9:27 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Quakers pushed deep into Lehigh’s territory once again, hitting the Hawks’ 7-yard line, with the highlight being Rory Starkey Jr.’s one-handed grab for nine yards on the fourth and fifth. However, three games later, a pass to Starkey became incomplete, and the receiver made matters worse when he slammed the ball in disgust and was flagged for an unsportsmanlike 15-yard penalty. This pushed the Quakers back to Lehigh’s 22-yard line, forcing Karrash to hit a 39-yard basket. Unperturbed, the senior was loyal and the Red and Blue lead was 6-0.

It was during the next two possessions that the Quakers opened this thing. Penn’s running game eventually drained Lehigh’s defense, and the result was two touchdowns to put him on the ice.

The former was highlighted by a 54-yard gain from Malcome that ended in spectacular fashion when he was caught from behind and felt the tackle, the ball scooped back by his teammate Justin cayenne. Three games later, Flowers circled the left side seven yards for the Quakers’ first touchdown of the day. The game covered 77 yards on five plays – all rushes – and only took 2:44.

Lehigh’s next possession ended near midfielder when Diakite intercepted Dante Perri just in front of Penn’s bench, and three games later Malcome put an exclamation mark on his career day when he took a delayed transfer, split Lehigh’s defense down the middle and won the 40-run to the end zone.


Penn is in New York next Saturday, facing Columbia in a game set to start at 1:30 p.m.


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