Harvard 35 Cornell 22
Cornell University put on a late rally in the fourth quarter, but ultimately lost by 13 points to Harvard University on Oct. 12.
Quarterback Kenney Richie completed 15 of 32 passing attempts for 251 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Harold Coles was the leading rusher for the Big Red, accumulating 34 yards on 15 carries while also scoring a touchdown. Phazione McClurge caught five passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Eric Gallman caught two balls, one of which went for a score.
On defense, Jelani Taylor led the squad in total tackles with 12 and picked off a passing from opposing quarterback Jake Smith. Mo Bradford made seven total tackles, recorded a sack and tallied a forced fumble. Jake Stebbins compiled seven total tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble.
Cornell falls to 1–3 (0–2 in conference play) while Harvard advances to 3–1 (2–0 in conference play). The Big Red's next contest will be against the Colgate University Raiders at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Schoellkopf Field.
Ithaca 48 Buffalo State 14
The 10th-ranked Bombers blew out the Bengals by 34 points on Oct. 12, highlighted by a 28-point first quarter.
Quarterback Joe Germinerio completed 28 of 37 passing attempts for 325 yards and three touchdowns in the air and one on the ground. Isaiah D'Haiti was the leading rusher with 39 yards on six carries along with two touchdowns (one on the ground and on in the air). Kendall Anderson also scored a touchdown on the ground. Will Gladney collect a team-high 140 receiving yards on 11 receptions. Andrew Vito caught nine balls for 110 yards and two scores.
Nick Garone gathered a team-best 12 total tackles in the game. Khiry Brown was second with seven and Miles Haynes was third with six. Two of Haynes six total tackles went for a loss of yardage. John Hadac tallied a sack of opposing quarterback Zak Ciezki
Ithaca College improves its record to 5–0 (2–0 in conference play) while SUNY Buffalo State College dips to 0–5 (0–1 in conference play). The college's next matchup will be against Hobart College at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Butterfield Stadium.
In high school football news, Ithaca lost to Binghamton 49–6 on Oct. 11. Binghamton elevates its record to 3–3 (2–2 in division play) while Ithaca drops to 2–4 (0–3 in division play). Ithaca will travel to play Oneonta at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18.