ITHACA, N.Y. -- Patrick Donnelly tossed three touchdowns and threw for 295 yards to help Brown hold off Cornell 42-35 on Saturday.
Jordan Reisner led Brown (4-2, 1-2 Ivy League) with 110 yards on the ground and one score. The Bears have now won nine of their last ten games at Cornell's home field.
Brown held a 35-14 advantage after three quarters, but Cornell stormed back as Jeff Mathews connected with Grant Gellatly on two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter. Brown answered with a 4-yard score by Andrew Coke to push Brown's lead to 42-28. Cornell came right back and scored on a Mathews 2-yard run with 4:33 remaining.
Cornell had the ball with under 2:30 to play, but Mathews fumbled on the first play of the drive to seal it for Brown.
Mathews scored a career-high five touchdowns which tied a school record for Cornell (1-5, 0-3).
C. Johnson run for 2 yds,C. Johnson fumbled, forced by T. Howard, recovered by TCU J. Carraway,J. Carraway return for 55 yds
Chris Johnson run for 2 yds Chris Johnson fumbled, forced by Travin Howard, recovered by TCU Josh Carraway , return for 55 yds
Jordy Joseph pass complete to Dontrell Hilliard for 66 yds for a TD
Dane Evans pass intercepted Darion Monroe return for no gain to the Tulan 34
Andrew DiRocco 31 yd FG GOOD
Chris Johnson pass intercepted Nick Orr return for no gain to the Bayl 24
Trevone Boykin pass intercepted Xavien Howard return for 12 yds to the Bayl 17