Scores

Final

Princeton 35

(4-3, 3-1 Ivy)

Cornell 37

(4-3, 2-2 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Schoellkopf Field, ITHACA, NY

1 2 3 4 T
PRIN 0 14 14 735
COR 0 14 20 337

Top Performers

Passing: J. Mathews (COR) - 525 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: Q. Epperly (PRIN) - 4 CAR, 8 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Tasker (COR) - 10 REC, 201 YDS, 2 TD

Cornell 37, Princeton 35

Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Jeff Mathews threw for 525 yards and four touchdowns, and John Wells kicked a 23-yard field goal with 50 seconds left to lead Cornell to a 37-35 victory over Princeton on Saturday.

Cornell (4-3, 2-2 Ivy League) pulled ahead 34-28 on Silas Nocita's 2-yard run, but Wells missed the extra point attempt.

Quinn Epperly's touchdown pass gave the Tigers (4-3, 3-1) a 35-34 lead with 8:49 left in the fourth quarter. The Tigers were trying to run out the clock when Cornell's Brian Gee forced Dre Nelson's fumble, recovered by Tre' Minor.

Mathews hit Grant Gellatly (12 catches, 215 yards) for 35 yards to set up Wells' winning kick. Luke Tasker caught 10 passes for 201 and two TDs for Cornell.

Cornell amassed 566 yards to Princeton's 549, but the Tigers turned the ball over four times, two of which ended its final two drives in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRIN
COR
1st Downs2929
Total Yards549566
Passing421523
Rushing12843
Penalties6-416-31
3rd Down Conversions7-119-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers40
Possession26:1833:42

Passing Leaders

PrincetonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Michelsen29/3539011.112
CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mathews35/5152510.340

Rushing Leaders

PrincetonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Powers15513.407
Michelsen6335.5012
CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hagy14584.1022
Nacita5163.219

Receiving Leaders

PrincetonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson616227.0172
Costello66310.5015
CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gellatly1221517.9176
Tasker1020120.1254

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERPRINCOR
TD11:19Roman Wilson 3 Yd Run (Nolan Bieck Kick) 70
TD08:49Luke Tasker 54 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 77
TD05:00Grant Gellatly 76 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 714
TD02:00Quinn Epperly 2 Yd Run (Nolan Bieck Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERPRINCOR
TD13:25Luke Tasker 8 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 1421
TD11:07Quinn Epperly 6 Yd Run (Nolan Bieck Kick) 2121
TD08:26Luke Hagy 23 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (John Wells Kick) 2128
TD07:51Roman Wilson 72 Yd Pass From Connor Michelsen (Nolan Bieck Kick) 2828
TD05:22Silas Nacita 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2834
FOURTH QUARTERPRINCOR
TD08:49Mark Hayes 6 Yd Pass From Quinn Epperly (Nolan Bieck Kick) 3534
FG00:50John Wells 23 Yd 3537