ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- Ryan Kuhn threw for 135 yards and a
touchdown to give Cornell a 14-7 win over Dartmouth Saturday.
Kuhn hit Chad Nice with a 50-yard TD pass in the second quarter
for what would prove to be the deciding touchdown.
The pass capped a 70-yard, four-play drive four minutes after
Cornell's Nate Tarsi recovered a fumble and ran 50 yards for the
score. Tarsi scooped up the ball after safety Brad Kitlowski jarred
the ball loose from Dartmouth receiver Andrew Hall at midfield.
With Cornell (3-5) ahead 14-0 after halftime, Dartmouth (0-8)
scored midway in the third quarter when Charles Rittgers hit Bob
Murphy on a 73-yard TD pass on the first play of the possession.
Murphy led all receivers with 113 yards on six catches and Rittgers
completed 11 of 16 passes without an interception for 175 yards
Dartmouth outgained Cornell in total offense, 236 yards to 225,
but Cornell ground out 13 first downs to Dartmouth's seven. That
helped give Cornell a more than 10-minute advantage in possession
Both teams were stuffed on the ground, with Cornell gaining 16
net rushing yards and Dartmouth gaining 14. Both teams averaged
less than a yard per rush.
Early in the fourth quarter, Peter Zell missed a 32-yard field
goal for Cornell.