Thursday, December 2, 2021

Cornell plays 3 quarterbacks in 34-20 win over Colgate

ITHACA, NY (NWN) — It was quarterback carousel for Cornell on Friday night as Jameson Wang, Luke Dubey and Richie Kenny each led touchdown drives as Big Red beat Colgate 34-20.

The trio combined for an 18-for-22 passing for 238 yards and two touchdowns. 34 points was a season high for Cornell (1-4). It was Cornell’s first win on Friday since defeating the Manhattan Athletic Club on November 18, 1892. Yes, 1892.

Freshman Wang was cast into quarterback late in the first quarter and threw a 4-yard touchdown to the tight end with his first pass to Matt Robert, then led a six-play, 75-yard drive for the second score, turning it 18 – Keepers on the yard.

Dubey picked up the middle with a snap and scored a 34-yard touchdown, plowed through several defenders along the way as Big Red took a 21-7 lead. Kenny threw a 40-yard rainbow to Curtis Raymond III in the end zone, with Raymond taking a tight cover.

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Logan Thut intercepted a tipped pass and returned it for 82 yards for Cornell’s only touchdown of the second half. The Big Red defense averaged 3.3 yards per carry and 194 passing yards at Colgate.

Cornell’s Harry Kirk and Mike Brescia were held to complete 14 on 32 passes with an interception and a touchdown.

Colgate (2-5) answered Cornell’s first touchdown a . given with 101-yard kickoff return by William Grube, who propelled through a huge gap in coverage and rushed to the near edge to score.

The Raiders added an 80-yard scoring drive with Brescia scoring 1 on a keeper. The TD was set up by Kirk’s 43-yard pass to Garrett OK as both teams used multiple quarterbacks.

Kirk fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to OK late in the game.

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