Temporary lights made it possible for Yale to play football at night on Friday, and the 102-year-old Yale Bowl looked new again, a stunning sight despite the acres of empty bleachers.
But the bright lights also served to illuminate a Yale team that has fallen on very hard times, as Penn made short work of the Bulldogs, 42-7, before an announced crowd of 8,674.
Quarterback Alek Torgerson and receiver Justin Watson played catch all night, which is something they do to a lot of opponents. Two Yale turnovers in the first half gave them a short field to work, but they overmatched Yale defenders everywhere on the field.
"They played very, very well, and we didn't, that's...