Scores

Final

Yale 6

(1-1, 0-1 Ivy)

Cornell 45

(1-1, 1-0 Ivy)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

1:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Schoellkopf Field, ITHACA, NY

1 2 3 4 T
YALE 0 0 6 06
COR 14 21 7 345

Top Performers

Passing: J. Mathews (COR) - 340 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: L. Hagy (COR) - 21 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Tasker (COR) - 10 REC, 138 YDS, 2 TD

Cornell 45, Yale 6

Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Jeff Mathews threw three touchdowns and Cornell scored 35 points in the first half of its 45-6 win over Yale on Saturday in the Ivy League opener for both teams.

Cornell (1-1) took advantage of Yale's early mistakes, scoring an 11-yard touchdown following an Andrew Nelson interception to take a 7-0 lead. The Big Red jumped ahead 14-0 behind a Mathews 14-yard touchdown pass after Yale's Cameron Sandquist muffed a punt return.

The rout continued into the second quarter, as Cornell scored three more touchdowns, including two passing TDs from Mathews.

Mathews, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, finished with 340 yards on 29-of-39 passing. Mathews has completed 142 of 186 passes for 1,898 yards, 16 touchdowns and one interception over his last four games dating back to last season.

The win snaps a two-game skid against Yale (1-1) and cuts the Bulldogs' all-time series lead to 44-29-2.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YALE
COR
1st Downs1826
Total Yards350482
Passing211340
Rushing139142
Penalties6-517-65
3rd Down Conversions3-135-12
4th Down Conversions2-40-1
Turnovers40
Possession24:2635:34

Passing Leaders

YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams27/372115.712
CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mathews29/393408.740

Rushing Leaders

YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Varga13917.0040
Williams6274.507
CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hagy21884.2213
Gellatly2189.009

Receiving Leaders

YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reuland67913.2029
Wallace5438.6111
CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tasker1013813.8223
Hagy56913.8041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYALECOR
TD08:55Luke Hagy 11 Yd Run (John Wells Kick) 07
TD03:37Luke Tasker 14 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERYALECOR
TD12:54Luke Hagy 4 Yd Run (John Wells Kick) 021
TD06:25Kurt Ondash 5 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 028
TD01:29Kurt Ondash 4 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 035
THIRD QUARTERYALECOR
TD03:43Luke Tasker 21 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (Boomer Olsen Kick) 042
TD00:07Grant Wallace 7 Yd Pass From Eric Williams (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 642
FOURTH QUARTERYALECOR
FG08:25Boomer Olsen 22 Yd 645