The Cornell Big Red football team edged the Colgate Raiders, 34-31, on Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium.
The game was tied at 31-31 with just under two minutes remaining when Jackson Kennedy drilled a 45-yard field goal to put the Big Red on top. Then, the defense held the lead, and Cornell improved to 2-1 on the season.
Cornell’s offense was balanced in piling up 474 yards of offense (190 rushing, 284 passing), the defense got off the field on third downs (Colgate was 2-for-11), and special teams delivered when asked.
Jameson Wang completed 18-of-27 yards for a career-high 284 yards and a touchdown and ran for 98 more and two scores, including the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter. His favorite target was Thomas Glover, who hauled in seven passes for 160 yards, totaled 182 all-purpose yards, and scored twice.
Defensively, Trey Harris posted a career-best nine tackles, and Demetrius Harris had eight to pace the Big Red. Jake Stebbins posted six tackles and a quarterback hurry in the fourth quarter that forced a punt, leading to the Big Red’s tying score.
Cornell will be back in action on Friday when they host Harvard at 7 p.m.