Cornell Football

Cornell football’s offensive line during a game last year against Dartmouth.

Princeton 21 Cornell 7

The Cornell University football team dropped its third conference game of the season to 12th-ranked Princeton University on Nov. 1.

Quarterback Kenney Richie completed 17 of 30 passing attempts for 195 yards and two interceptions. Richie scored the squad's lone touchdown in the contest on the ground. Harold Coles was the Big Red's leading rusher, compiling 52 yards on 12 carries. Phazione McClurge totaled the most receiving yards on the team with 74 after catching three passes on the day.

On defense, Jelani Taylor tied David Jones for the team lead in total tackles with nine, forced a fumble and picked off a pass. Jones recorded a sack and a forced fumble along with his nine total tackles, eight of which were solo. Mo Bradford made seven total tackles and broke up two passing attempts. Lance Blass tallied seven total tackles and Logan Thut gathered six along with a fumble recovery.

Cornell falls to 2–5 (1–3 in conference play) on the season, while Princeton remains undefeated at 7–0 (4–0 in conference play). The Big Red will travel to play the University of Pennsylvania at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Union 31 Ithaca 21

The eighth-ranked Ithaca College football team's comeback fell short against 25th-ranked Union College, as the squad suffered its first loss of the season on Nov. 2.

Joe Germinerio completed 38 of 60 passing attempts for 397 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Germinerio also scored on the ground once and led the team in rushing yards with 40. Andrew Vito caught 12 passes for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Will Gladney hauled in 11 passes for 79 yards.

On defense, Nick Garone racked up 16 total tackles and Miles Haynes collected 11. Ed Longest made nine total tackles, Cade McDermott chalked up eight and Antonio Valle gathered seven. John Hadac forced a fumble and posted seven total tackles. Michael Roumes forced a fumble, broke up two passes and tallied five total tackles.

The loss drops Ithaca to 7–1 (4–1 in conference play) on the season, while Union remains undefeated at 8–0 (5–0 in conference play). Ithaca will travel to face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at noon on Nov. 9.

The Ithaca high school football team did not toe the turf this weekend as it was a bye week.

Sports Editor

Andrew is the sports editor as well as a news reporter for the Ithaca Times/Finger Lakes Community Newspapers. He also enjoys writing personal essays in his spare time.

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