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.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.
Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.
James Madison players will wear decals on their helmets during Saturday's season-opening game in memory of the two journalists who were killed during a live television broadcast.
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the theft of the University of Southern California's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago.
Former running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with first-degree murder in the April death of his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison.