Scores

Final

Cornell 31

(4-3, 1-3 Ivy)

Princeton 34

(3-4, 2-2 Ivy)

7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2007

Princeton Stadium, Princeton, NJ

1 2 3 4 T
COR 7 14 10 031
PRIN 7 20 0 734

Top Performers

Passing: N. Ford (COR) - 291 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Culbreath (PRIN) - 11 CAR, 145 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: Z. Canty (COR) - 8 REC, 70 YDS, 2 TD

Princeton 34, Cornell 31

Associated Press

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Jordan Culbreath ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns as Princeton held on for a 34-31 win over Cornell on Friday night.

The two teams traded scores for most of the night before the Tigers (3-4, 2-2 in Ivy League) went ahead for good on Culbreath's 58-yard scoring run midway through the fourth quarter. Cornell, though, had one last chance when it took over on downs at its own 30-yard line with 2:01 left.

The Big Red (4-3, 2-2) then drove 40 yards to set up a 48-yard field goal try by Peter Zell with five seconds left to play, but Princeton called two straight timeouts and Zell's kick sailed wide right.

Quarterback Greg Mroz led the Princeton offense, scoring on a 12-yard run and throwing a 7-yard scoring strike to Rob Tedesco. The Tigers other scores came on Culbreath's 49-yard run in the second quarter and a 22-yard scamper by Brendan Circle after Princeton ran a fake field goal just before halftime.

Nathan Ford had a strong night for Cornell, completing his first 14 passes and throwing touchdown passes of 17 and 12 yards to Zac Canty. Randy Barbour led the Big Red ground game with 88 yards on 26 carries, including a 5-yard touchdown run, while Zell kicked a 26-yard field goal.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COR
PRIN
1st Downs2615
Total Yards418373
Passing33596
Rushing83277
Penalties4-204-35
3rd Down Conversions9-165-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers61
Possession34:0625:54

Passing Leaders

CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ford36/482916.123
PrincetonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mroz10/24964.011

Rushing Leaders

CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barbour26883.4112
Ford8-5-0.615
PrincetonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Culbreath1114513.2258
Mroz8648.0125

Receiving Leaders

CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walters1011511.5044
Canty8708.8217
PrincetonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Circle56212.4015
Toresco3186.017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCORPRIN
TD09:36Greg Mroz 12 Yd Run (Connor Louden Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 27 yds, :49
07
TD00:00Zac Canty 17 Yd Pass From Nathan Ford (Peter Zell Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 56 yds, 4:50
77
SECOND QUARTERCORPRIN
TD13:38Jordan Culbreath 49 Yd Run (Connor Louden Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 68 yds, 1:14
714
TD07:50Zac Canty 12 Yd Pass From Nathan Ford (Peter Zell Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 12 yds, :07
1414
TD03:41Rob Toresco 7 Yd Pass From Greg Mroz (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed)
Drive: 3 plays, 13 yds, :52
1420
TD01:21Randy Barbour 5 Yd Run (Peter Zell Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 65 yds, 2:20
2120
TD00:19Brendan Circle 22 Yd Run (Connor Louden Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 62 yds, :56
2127
THIRD QUARTERCORPRIN
TD10:09Nathan Ford 2 Yd Run (Peter Zell Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 54 yds, 4:44
2827
FG04:25Peter Zell 26 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 35 yds, 3:26
3127
FOURTH QUARTERCORPRIN
TD06:41Jordan Culbreath 58 Yd Run (Connor Louden Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 50 yds, :38
3134