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.