Penn at Lafayette

Posted: September 15, 2012

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Fisher Stadium, Bethlehem, Pa.

Records: Penn (0-0), Lafayette (1-0)

TV/Radio: Pennathletics.com/WFIL-AM (560)

Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (21st season at Penn, 222-81 overall, 136-62 at Penn); Lafayette, Frank Tavani (13th season, 67-69)

Series: Penn leads, 62-22-4, but Lafayette won last year, 37-12.

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

Will Lafayette have a letdown after a 17-14 win at William and Mary, a week after the Tribe barely lost to Maryland, 7-6?

Lafayette quarterback Andrew Shoop threw for 230 yards and four touchdowns last season against Penn and he opened strong against William and Mary.

Penn can't come out overly hyped after suffering the second largest home defeat in the Bagnoli era last year to Lafayette.

THREE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

Lafayette is 86-40-3 in home openers.

Penn will be the second-to-last Division I team to begin its season only behind Dartmouth, which has a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday against Butler.

Penn defensive lineman Brandon Copeland, a two-time all-Ivy League choice, is the Quakers' first sole team captain since safety John Bishop had that role in 1997.

- Marc Narducci

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