Cornell scored on every first half offensive possession and once on defense and cruised to a 43-24 victory over previously unbeaten Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field to pick up its first win of the season. The Big Red improved to 1-2 on the year, while the Pioneers fell to 3-1.
Playing against a defense ranked eighth nationally, Cornell ran for 263 yards and three touchdowns and was efficient through the air, hitting on 13-of-17 passes for 161 yards and two more scores. Nearly all of that offense came after the Big Red had taken a 10-0 lead just 5:08 into the game after David Jones returned an interception 48 yards for a score to energize the crowd and his own sideline. It was the first interception return for a touchdown by a Cornell player in seven years, since Rush Imhotep took it to the house from 65 yards out in a 62-41 win over Columbia in 2011. Read More
It’s a final in Ithaca! The Big Reds powers past Sacred Heart 43-24. pic.twitter.com/VNGrsPdQGy
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