Penn QB Will Fischer-Colbrie delivers in the clutch in come-from-behind victory over rival Princeton to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week


FISCHER-COLBRIEPenn battled through a four-game losing streak during the middle of its season, but the defending Ivy League co-champions have breathed new life into their season with back-to-back victories.

The latest win was a dramatic come-from-behind win over bitter rival Princeton on homecoming at Franklin Field.

Leading most of the way, the Quakers fell behind for the first time all game in the final five minutes. Senior quarterback Will Fischer-Colbrie completed his best game of the season by tossing a 15-yard touchdown pass to claim a dramatic 38-35 victory over the Tigers.

Fischer-Colbrie, a transfer from Colorado, completed 15 of his 18 passes – including 3-of-3 for 46 yards on the final drive – for 202 yards with a pair of touchdowns to claim the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor.

Penn looked in control of this one, leading by 10 points with less than 10 minutes to play. But the Tigers scored 14 quick points and took a 35-31 lead with 4:16 to play.

Fischer-Colbrie went over 1,000 yards passing for the season against the Tigers and in eight games is completing 64 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and only five interceptions.

Previous Uplifting Athletes

Rare Performance of the Week Winners

Week 1: RB Josh Adams, Notre Dame

Week 2: QB Ryan Finley, NC State

Week 3: QB Trace McSorley, Penn State

Week 4: RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Week 5: WR Ervin Philips, Syracuse

Week 6: QB Chad Kanoff, Princeton

Week 7: QB Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Week 8: WR Jesper Horsted, Princeton

Week 9: QB Clayton Thorson, Northwestern

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