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Cornell hands Dartmouth first loss, 20-17

For the first time in nearly seven decades, the Cornell football team knocked off a ranked Ivy League team on the road, overcoming a halftime deficit to claim a 20-17 victory over No. 12 Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The win ended the Big Green’s hopes of an unbeaten season (8-1, 6-1 Ivy), though Dartmouth can still claim at least a share of the Ancient Eight title with a win over Brown in its season finale. The Big Red improved to 3-6 (2-4 Ivy) with Senior Day and the Empire State Bowl against Columbia up next.

The Cornell football team celebrates on the field following its 20-17 win over No. 12 Dartmouth on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Memorial Field in Hanover, N.H.

Junior Richie Kenney hit senior Owen Peters over the middle for a 24-yard touchdown with 5:32 left, then made a diving play at the pylon for a two-point conversion to go ahead of Dartmouth. That came after Harold Coles’ 74-yard touchdown run right after halftime got the visitors within two points after trailing 14-3 late in the second.