Cornell Football

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

Cornell 37 Brown 35

Cornell University kicker Nickolas Null's 39-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the game propelled the Big Red over Brown University and ended the squad's four-game losing streak on Oct. 26.

Quarterback Kenney Richie completed 23 of 35 passing attempts for 332 yards and a touchdown. Running back SK Howard averaged almost six yards per carry, compiling 121 yards on 21 touches and two scores. Owen Peters tallied team-highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (110). John Fitzgerald caught four passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.

On defense, Jelani Taylor and Jake Stebbins tied for the team lead in total tackles with nine. Taylor also intercepted a pass and broke up three passing attempts. Stebbins recorded a sack as well. Mo Bradford and Jake Watkins each had eight total tackles. All eight of Watkins' tackles were solo, one of which was a sack. Eric Stoxstill-Diggs made seven total tackles, sacked the opposing quarterback once and returned a 46-yard punt for a touchdown on special teams. David Jones collected six total tackles (all solo) and one sack.

Cornell improves its record to 2–4 (1–2 in conference play) while Brown falls to 1–5 (0–3). The Big Red will take on Princeton University at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Schoellkopf Field.

Ithaca 59 Rochester 0

The eighth-ranked Ithaca College football team torched the University of Rochester in its second consecutive shutout victory on Oct. 26.

Quarterback Joe Germinerio completed 22 of 27 passing attempts for 333 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Kendall Anderson was the college's leading rusher on the day, racking up 65 yards on eight carries. Dominick Pfisterer ran for 37 yards and a touchdown. Backup quarterback Wahid Nabi also ran for a score. Andrew Vito caught 10 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. Michael Anderson hauled in three balls for 95 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Cooney caught two touchdown passes, and Will Gladney caught one touchdown.

On defense, David Nieto intercepted two passes and returned one of those picks for a touchdown. Nick Garone gathered six total tackles and intercepted a pass. Ryan Kaiser made four total tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass. Miles Hayes led the team in total tackles with seven. Joey Philippi and Ed Longest each chalked up six total tackles.

With the victory, Ithaca remains undefeated at 7–0 (4–0 in conference play), while Rochester dips to 0–8 (0–4 in conference play). Ithaca will face 25th-ranked Union College at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Butterfield Stadium.

In high school football news, Ithaca lost to Horseheads 41–6 on Oct. 25. Ithaca's record now stands at 2–6 (0–4 in divisional play) this season. Horseheads improves its record to 6–2 (4–2 in divisional play).


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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