104 years in the making: Penn defeats Villanova, 24-13

Alek Torgersen threw two touchdown passes to Justin Watson and Pennsylvania beat Villanova 24-13 on Thursday night to snap the Quakers' 14-game losing streak in the series.

It was Penn's first victory over Villanova since Oct. 14, 1911.

Penn opened the game with a nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive, capped by Torgersen's touchdown pass to Watson for 12 yards. The duo connected again on a 33-yard scoring play in the second quarter.

Villanova pulled to 17-7 with 1:28 left in the third on Gary Underwood's short touchdown run. But Donald Panciello put Penn up 24-7 on a 90-yard fumble return with 6:51 remaining.

Ray Priore got his first win as coach for Pennsylvania (1-1).

Zach Bednarczyk made his first career start for Villanova (2-2) and threw for 185 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

The game was originally schedule for Saturday, but was moved up because of the Pope's visit to Philadelphia.
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