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Cornell loses to Princeton, 21-7

The Cornell football team held Princeton scoreless in the first and fourth quarters, but the 12th-ranked Tigers were able to scratch out a 21-7 victory on Friday evening at Schoellkopf Field, extending its win streak to 17 games. Princeton improved to 7-0 (4-0 Ivy), while the Big Red slipped to 2-5 (1-3 Ivy).

Cornell forced a pair of turnovers and limited the high-octane Princeton offense to 21 points (nearly half of its 41.5 ppg. entering the night) and 353 yards (well shy of its average of 489.7 ypg), but the Tigers put points on the board on a pair of extended scoring drives after getting on the board after taking advantage of the first of three Big Red turnovers.

Alex Kuzy hauls in a pass during the Big Red's 21-7 loss to No. 12 Princeton on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y.

Senior Jelani Taylor, who was named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy earlier int he week, posted a team-high nine tackles with a half-tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a highlight reel sideline interception that gave the Big Red new life in the second half. David Jones chipped in nine tackles and a strip-sack and Logan Thut had six stops, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in his return from injury. Mo Bradford knocked down a pair of passes and had seven total tackles.