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Colavita, defense lead Penn over Bucknell 31-10
Saturday, Oct 9, 2010

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP)—Brandon Colavita rushed for two touchdowns and Pennsylvania played dominating defense to beat Bucknell 31-10 on Saturday.

Penn (3-1) finished with 437 yards and 23 first downs to Bucknell’s 165 yards and nine first downs. Through three quarters, the longest drive by the Bison (0-5) was 36 yards and their only touchdown came after Sean Rafferty returned an interception 24 yards to the Quakers’ 1.

Bucknell quarterback Brandon Wesley was sacked six times.

Colavita’s 13-yard run gave the Quakers a 17-7 lead after a 71-yard, eight-play drive on their first possession of the second half. After the Bison went three-and-out, Jeff Jack’s 12-yard run put Penn in front 24-7 with 4:03 left in the third quarter.

A 4-yard run by Colavita made it 31-10 with 11:06 to play.

Penn’s Ryan Becker was 14-for-22 for 194 yards and a touchdown.

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