Cornell Football

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

Colgate 21 Cornell 20

The Cornell University football team's comeback bid came up one point shy against Colgate University on Oct. 19.

Quarterback Richie Kenney completed 22 of 42 passing attempts for 268 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Harold Coles was the squad's leading rusher, totaling 87 yards on 17 touches in the contest. Phazione McClurge tallied the most receptions (six) and receiving yards (87) for Cornell. Owen Peters caught three passes for 78 yards. SK Howard caught Kenney's lone touchdown pass in the game.

On defense, Jake Watkins was Cornell's leading tackler with nine total tackles. Jake Stebbins made six tackles while also recording a sack and a forced fumble. Malike Leary, Eric Stoxstill-Diggs and Mo Bradford each collected five total tackles. Taylor Jelani recovered fumble and returned it 87 yards for a touchdown. Justin Bedard and Cyrus Nolan each recorded a sack.

Colgate picks up its first victory on the season with its record now standing at 1–7. With the loss, Cornell drops to 1–4. The Big Red's next game will be against Brown University at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Schoellkopf Field.

Ithaca 34 Hobart 0

The nationally-ranked Ithaca College football team shut out Hobart College on Oct. 19 to continue its undefeated season in 2019.

Quarterback Joe Germinerio completed 27 of 37 passing attempts for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Germinerio also led the squad in rushing yards with 45. Will Gladney caught six passes for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Andrew Vito caught eight balls for 106 yards and a score. Donte Garcia posted a touchdown on ground.

Defensively, Ed Longest led the Bombers in total tackles with eight, which included two sacks. Joey Philippi and Miles Haynes each tallied seven total tackles. Anthony Robinson and Nick Garone each gathered six total tackles. Noah Hill chalked up three total tackles, one of which was a sack. David Nieto forced a fumble and Antonio Valle recorded a sack.

Ithaca moves up to 6–0 (3–0 in conference play) on the season, while Hobart falls to 5–2 (1–2 in conference play). The Bombers will travel to face the University of Rochester Yellow Jackets at 12:05 p.m. on Oct. 26.

In high school football news, Ithaca High School lost 43–41 to Oneonta on Oct. 18. Ithaca dips to 2–5 on the season, while Oneonta improves to 2–5.


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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