Scores

Final

Cornell 12

(1-1, 0-1 Ivy)

Yale 51

(2-0, 1-0 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT

1 2 3 4 T
COR 0 0 12 012
YALE 3 13 21 1451

Top Performers

Passing: M. Polhemus (YALE) - 128 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. McLeod (YALE) - 31 CAR, 151 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Walters (COR) - 4 REC, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Yale 51, Cornell 12

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Mike McCleod ran for 151 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Yale routed Cornell 51-12.

Quarterback Matt Polhemus added 61 rushing yards for the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 Ivy), who had 293 yards on the ground.

McCleod carried the ball 31 times and scored all three of his touchdowns in the third quarter, when the Bulldogs broke the game open. His 1-yard plunge with four seconds to go in the third gave Yale a 37-12 lead.

The Bulldogs led just 16-0 at the half, and Cornell (1-1, 0-1) cut the deficit to 16-6 five minutes into the third quarter when Bryan Walters caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Randy Barbour.

But McCleod scored twice in the next five minutes and Yale took control from there.

It was the Bulldogs most lopsided Ivy win since a 41-0 victory over Columbia on Oct. 28, 2000 and their most points scored since a 62-28 win against Towson in the 2003 season opener.

The loss was the worst for Cornell since dropping a 59-7 decision at Penn to close the 2003 season.

Quarterback Nathan Ford completed 22-of-37 passes for 203 yards for the Big Red, but was intercepted three times.

Yale kicker Alan Kimball hit field goals of 19, 34 and 38 yards.

Yale coach Jack Siedlecki left the post game news conference after it was revealed that his brother-in-law had passed away Saturday after an extended illness. He heard of the death after the game.

"Our team played great," said Siedlecki before breaking down in tears.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COR
YALE
1st Downs1519
Total Yards323436
Passing284143
Rushing39293
Penalties7-686-40
3rd Down Conversions3-124-11
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers30
Possession27:0033:00

Passing Leaders

CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ford22/372035.502
YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Polhemus9/191286.710

Rushing Leaders

CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Siwula8435.407
Ford4164.0018
YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
McLeod311514.9335
Polhemus7618.7027

Receiving Leaders

CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walters48822.0235
Baker88310.4018
YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson36722.310
Denny-Brown12626.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCORYALE
FG06:02Alan Kimball 19 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERCORYALE
TD14:17Langston Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Matt Polhemus (Alan Kimball Kick) 010
FG08:26Alan Kimball 34 Yd 013
FG04:04Alan Kimball 38 Yd 016
THIRD QUARTERCORYALE
TD10:01Bryan Walters 6 Yd Pass From Randy Barbour (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1216
TD08:22Mike Mcleod 10 Yd Run (Alan Kimball Kick) 1223
TD05:45Mike Mcleod 1 Yd Run (Alan Kimball Kick) 1230
TD03:55Bryan Walters 30 Yd Pass From Ben Ganter (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 630
TD00:54Mike Mcleod 1 Yd Run (Alan Kimball Kick) 612
FOURTH QUARTERCORYALE
TD09:39Ricardo Galvez 35 Yd Run (Alan Kimball Kick) 612
TD02:00Jordan Farrell 28 Yd Run (Alan Kimball Kick) 612