Oct. 25, 2007
Providence, RI -
Both Brown and Penn come into this week's Parent's Day game at Brown Stadium with identical 2-4 overall records and 1-2 Ivy League marks. In addition, both the Bears and Quakers are coming off tough overtime losses last week, the Bears, 38-31 to Cornell, and Penn, 26-20 in triple overtime to Yale.
Brown and Penn have met 75 times, dating back to 1895, with the Quakers holding a 54-19-2 series lead. Brown has won the last two games over Penn, including a thrilling 30-27 overtime win over the Quakers in Philadelphia, with the Bears scoring 10 unanswered fourth quarter points to tie the game, and Steve Morgan booting a 25-yard game-winning field goal in overtime. Penn's last win over the Bears was in 2004, a 20-16 decision in Philadelphia. In 1998, Brown defeated Penn, 58-51, in the highest scoring game in Ivy League football history.
Expect Brown to continue throwing the ball behind the nation's top passer, junior Michael Dougherty (340.8 yards per game), and three of the nation's top receivers, senior Paul Raymond, who is 3rd nationally in receiving yards (118.1 per game), sophomore Buddy Farnham, who is 3rd nationally in receptions (8.3 per game), and sophomore Bobby Sewall, who is 14th in the nation with 6.6 catches per game. The Quakers will counter by trying to control the pace of the game by running the ball with senior tailback Joe Sandburg, who is averaging 129.6 rushing yards per game, 12th best in the nation.