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Cornell drops sixth straight; IC wins to set up Empire 8 showdown

Cornell drops sixth straight; IC wins to set up Empire 8 showdown

Princeton’s offense continued its offensive dominance, rolling past Cornell 53-20 on Saturday.

Princeton’s Quinn Epperly threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another three, as the Tigers put up 605 yards of total offense.

In the loss, Cornell’s Jeff Mathews went 24 for 40 for 230 yards and a touchdown. Mathews became the 45th player in the FCS history to go past the 10,000 yard mark for an offensive career.

Cornell trailed only 15-13 in the second quarter, thanks to a Kevin Marchand fumble and a recovery by Justin Harris, who ran two yards for a defensive touchdown.

Brett Buehler was the defensive star for Cornell, with 18 tackles on the day.

Cornell prepares for a nationally-televised game next week at 4 p.m. at Dartmouth. That game will be on the NBC Sports Network.

IC defense locks down Frostburg State in shutout win

Letdown was not a word in the vocabulary of the Ithaca College football team Saturday.

Following a big home win over St. John Fisher last week, and with a big match-up against Salisbury next week, the Bombers shut out Frostburg State 23-0 Saturday at Butterfield Stadium.

The Bombers dominated on defense, giving up only 86 total yards, while moving to 7-1 on the season.

Ithaca took the lead in the first on a 63-yard touchdown strike between Tom Dempsey and Joel Lynch.

They went up 13-0 on a Sam Carney 67-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second.

Thanks to Alfred’s win over Salisbury Saturday, the Bombers now lead the Empire 8 standings.

Cortland falls to Rowan in key NJAC match-up 

Rowan edged SUNY Cortland 10-9 in a match-up Saturday of the two top teams in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

All the scoring in the game happened in the first half. Each team scored a touchdown and a field goal.

With 1:48 left in the first half, Cortland quarterback Tyler Hughes hit John Babin on a 21-yard touchdown pass to make it 10-9. A failed extra point by Nick Daley wound up being the difference.

Cortland is now 4-4 on the season. They will play at home next week against Morrisville.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Saturday 

Chenango Forks 48, Lansing 26 (Class C Semifinals)

Tioga 54, Spencer Van Etten 0 (Class D Semifinals)

Harpursville 16, Dryden 14

Friday

Binghamton 54, Ithaca 24 (Class AA Semifinals)

Moravia 20, Trumansburg 14

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