Brooks, Glover help Penn jump out early, beat Bucknell 34-17

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Karekin Brooks ran for two first-quarter touchdowns as Pennsylvania jumped out to a big early lead in its season-opener and beat Bucknell 34-17 on Saturday.

Ryan Glover threw a pair of touchdown passes for Penn (1-0), which has beaten Bucknell (0-3) in seven straight games.

Both Brooks’ scoring runs came from inside the seven-yard line. Jack Soslow kicked field goals from 48 and 49 yards, and Glover hit Tyler Herrick with a 33-yard TD pass and the Quakers led 27-3 early in the second quarter.

Logan Bitikofer threw two touchdown passes to pull the Bison to 27-17 with 13:00 remaining in the third quarter, but the Bison picked up only three more first downs from there.

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The game was delayed late in the third quarter when Penn’s senior starting safety and captain Sam Philippi was injured and left the field on a stretcher.

It was the 35th meeting between the schools, but the first since 2010 in a series that began in 1895.

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