QB Epperly sets completions record
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)
Quinn Epperly completed 29 consecutive passes to start the game, setting an NCAA record, amassed 401 total yards of offense and accounted for six touchdowns to help Princeton pull away from Cornell 53-20 on Saturday.
Epperly, who was an efficient 32-of-35 with 325 yards, tossed three touchdowns and ran for another three. He rushed for 69 yards and even had a reception for seven yards. His first incompletion came in the third quarter.
The Tigers (6-1, 4-0 Ivy League) led early when Epperly hit Roman Wilson for a seven-yard touchdown.
The Big Red (1-6, 0-4) trimmed their deficit to 13-15 in the second quarter when Justin Harris returned a fumble two yards for a score. Princeton responded quickly as Epperly scored two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter.
Epperly continued the onslaught in the third quarter, finding Seth DeValve for a 12-yard score and connecting with Wilson on a 17-yarder.