Cornell 62, Columbia 41

Jeff Matthews passed for 521 yards and five touchdowns as

Cornell came back from a halftime deficit to defeat winless

Columbia 62-41 on Saturday.

Matthews, who completed 40 of 46 for the Big Red (4-5, 2-4 Ivy

League), connected with Shane Savage for touchdowns of 47, 46 and

28 yards in the second half, when Cornell outscored Columbia 34-7.

Savage finished with eight catches for 199 yards and Luke Tasker

had 12 receptions for 138 yards.

The Lions (0-9, 0-6) have lost 10 straight since a 20-17 victory

over Cornell last season.

Columbia went into halftime with a 34-28 lead on Sean Brackett’s

third touchdown pass of the second quarter, an 8-yarder to Louis

DiNovo with 8 seconds left.

Brackett completed 26 of 47 for 409 yards but he was unable to

keep the Lions moving in the second half. Columbia’s first five

second-half possessions ended with punts.