PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Derek Javarone kicked a 35-yard field
goal, the Ivy League record-setting 42nd in his career, in overtime
Saturday afternoon to lead Princeton past Cornell, 20-17.
The Tigers, who jumped out to a 14-0 lead, actually had to rally
in the final minutes of regulation just to force the extra frame.
Javarone kicked a 32-yarder to tie things at 17 with 2:18
remaining, setting the stage for his game-winner minutes later.
Jason Feinberg, who had played at Penn, previously held the
league record for field goals with 41.
The Tigers dominated early in the game, as quarterback Jeff
Terrell connected with tight end Jon Dekker on an 11-yard touchdown
pass in the first quarter and Rob Toresco capped off an eight-play,
72-yard scoring march with a 1-yard run in the second.
But Cornell refused to go quietly. Free safety Kevin Rex sacked
Terrell back at the Princeton 2-yard line, forcing a punt that
allowed the Big Red to take possession on the home teams 46-yard
A 15-yard shovel pass from Ryan Kuhn to Luke Siwula paved the
way to a 46-yard field goal by A.J. Weitsman, getting Cornell on
The Big Red immediately regained possession with an onside kick
and scored on a 39-yard field goal from Weitsman.
Weitsman added a fourth-quarter field goal to bring the visitors
within 14-9, and they later grabbed a 17-14 advantage with Siwula's
six-yard touchdown reception and conversion run in the fourth.
It was Princeton's Javarone who then was able to rescue the team
with his two field goals.
Terrell threw for 190 yards while Kuhn countered with 152
through the air and 75 on the ground, but the defenses, in addition
to Javarone, stole the show.
Cornell's Rex led all tackles with 21 stops, including a sack,
while Princeton linebacker Abi Fadeyi had 14 tackles, including two