Ivy power Penn to play two CAA teams

Penn will play a difficult non-conference schedule to try to set up a run for the Ivy League football title this year.

Penn announced its 10-game schedule on Wednesday and will play five home games and five road games.

The Quakers, who won back-to-back league titles in 2009 and '10, but slumped to 5-5 this past season, will host two CAA Football powers, Villanova (Sept. 22) and William & Mary (Oct. 6) in non-conference action after kicking off the season Sept. 15 at Lafayette of the Patriot League.

Within the Ivy League, Penn will host Columbia (Oct. 13), Brown (Oct. 27) on Homecoming and defending champion Harvard (Nov. 10).

Coach Al Bagnoli's Quakers also will travel to Dartmouth (Sept. 29), Yale (Oct. 20), Princeton (Nov. 3) and Cornell (Nov. 17).

2012 Penn Football Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 15, at Lafayette, Easton, Pa.

Saturday, Sept. 22, Villanova, Franklin Field

Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dartmouth*, Hanover, N.H.

Saturday, Oct. 6, William & Mary, Franklin Field

Saturday, Oct. 13, Columbia*, Franklin Field

Saturday, Oct. 20, at Yale*, New Haven, Conn.

Saturday, Oct. 27, Brown* (Homecoming), Franklin Field

Saturday, Nov. 3, at Princeton*, Princeton, N.J.

Saturday, Nov. 10, Harvard*, Franklin Field

Saturday, Nov. 17, at Cornell*, Ithaca, N.Y.

* - Ivy League