Yale 27 Cornell 16
The Bulldogs outscored the Big Red 17–6 in the fourth quarter to secure an 11-point victory on Sept. 29.
Cornell quarterback Richie Kenney completed 14 of 28 pass attempts for 210 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Harold Coles was the leading rusher for the Big Red, tallying 141 yards on 17 touches. Delonte Harrell caught both touchdown passes from Kenney. Harrell caught six balls for 134 yards in the game.
Defensively, Jake Watkins, Jelani Taylor and David Jones each tied for the team lead in total tackles with seven. Mo Bradford recorded five total tackles, including a sack. Kenan Clark picked off a pass from Yale quarterback Kurt Rawlings.
Cornell falls to 1–1 on the season (0–1 in conference play), while Yale improves its record to 2–0 (1–0 in conference play). Cornell's next match up will be at home against Georgetown University (3–1) at 3 p.m. on Oct. 5.
Ithaca 38 St. John Fisher 35
Trailing 38–13 at halftime, The Cardinals rallied for 22 points in the second half before the 13th-ranked Bombers ultimately held on for the three-point victory on Sept. 29.
Ithaca quarterback Joe Germinerio completed 27 0f 41 passing attempts for 380 yards, four touchdowns and two picks. Germinerio also led the team in rushing yards with 52 on the day. Isaiah D'Haiti only got one touch in the contest, but took that ball 32 yards to the house for a touchdown. Michael Anderson was the squad's leading receiver, catching 12 passes for 198 yards and a score. Will Gladney hauled in five passes for 136 yards and a trio of touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the pigskin, Miles Haynes posted a team-high in total tackles with 11. Nick Garone was second on the team with 10 to go along with a forced fumble. John Hadac and Antonio Valle each chalked up nine total tackles and 1.5 sacks. Ed Longest made five total tackles, which included a sack. Khiry Brown picked off a pass from St. John Fisher quarterback Hunter Walsh.
Ithaca (3–0) remains undefeated on the season, while St. John Fisher (3–1) drops its first game of the year. Ithaca will begin a string of conference games when it takes on St. Lawrence University at 1 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Canton, NY.
In high school football news, Ithaca High School lost 68–13 to Elmira-Notre Dame on Sept. 28. Ithaca falls to 1–3 (0–2 in the division), while Elmira-Notre Dame elevates its record to 3–1 (3–0 in the division).