PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Becker threw two first-half touchdowns to lead Penn to a 28-17 victory over Yale Saturday.
After allowing an early field goal, Penn (4-2, 3-0 Ivy) rattled off 28 straight points. Becker found Kyle Wilcox from 29 yards out to give the Quakers a 7-3 lead. Following a Yale (3-3, 1-2) fumble, Becker connected with Conner Scott for another 29-yard score.
Spencer Kulcsar and Adam Strouss each added a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Kyle Wilcox paced the ground attack with 129 yards on 23 carries while Kulcsar finished with 85 yards on 18 carries.
Yale quarterback Morgan Roberts did spark the Bulldogs on a late comeback, hitting Grant Wallace and Deon Randall for touchdowns to cut the lead to 28-17 in the fourth quarter. After a successful onside kick, Penn defensive back Sam Chwarzynski picked off Roberts, ending the comeback.
Chwarzynski finished the game with two interceptions.