Scores

Final

Cornell 27

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Fordham 34

(2-1, 2-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Coffey Field, Bronx, NY

1 2 3 4 T
COR 0 7 7 1327
FOR 3 3 14 1434

Top Performers

Passing: J. Mathews (COR) - 489 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Koonce (FOR) - 31 CAR, 176 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: G. Gellatly (COR) - 13 REC, 181 YDS, 1 TD

Fordham 34, Cornell 27

Associated Press

BRONX, N.Y. -- Carlton Koonce ran for two touchdowns to help Fordham overcome Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews' 489 passing yards in a 34-27 win Saturday.

Koonce picked up 176 yards on 31 rushes, including touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. His ground work was accentuated by the Fordham (2-1) passing game, led by Ryan Higgins 281 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-26 passing. Brian Wetzel pulled in eight of those passes for 153 yards and a score.

Cornell trailed 7-6 at the half, but scored four touchdowns in the second half to overcome the deficit.

Mathews was 38-of-56 passing, throwing three touchdown strikes and running for another. Three different Cornell (0-1) receivers pulled in 10-plus passes, led by 13 catches, 181 yards and a touchdown by Grant Gellatly and 10 catches, 177 yards and a score for Luke Tasker.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COR
FOR
1st Downs2622
Total Yards518470
Passing489305
Rushing29165
Penalties7-696-54
3rd Down Conversions6-159-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers12
Possession32:1727:43

Passing Leaders

CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mathews38/564898.730
FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins19/2628110.822

Rushing Leaders

CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nacita9262.908
Gellatly2147.0010
FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce311765.7216
Nebrich4-3-0.804

Receiving Leaders

CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gellatly1318113.9129
Tasker1017717.7140
FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wetzel815319.1163
Wilson56813.6047

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCORFOR
FG13:19Patrick Murray 30 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERCORFOR
FG09:00Patrick Murray 29 Yd 06
TD02:44Jesse Heon 13 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 76
THIRD QUARTERCORFOR
TD07:21Jeff Mathews 1 Yd Run (John Wells Kick) 146
TD06:17Carlton Koonce 15 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1412
TD02:56Sam Ajala 35 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Blake Wayne Pass To Ryan Higgins For Two-Point Conversion) 1420
FOURTH QUARTERCORFOR
TD12:00Brian Wetzel 23 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Patrick Murray Kick) 1427
TD09:37Luke Tasker 40 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 2127
TD00:54Carlton Koonce 10 Yd Run (Patrick Murray Kick) 2134
TD00:00Grant Gellatly 19 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews 2734