Scores

Final

Cornell 7

(4-5, 2-4 Ivy)

Columbia 17

(2-7, 2-4 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
COR 0 7 0 07
CLMB 7 0 3 717

Top Performers

Passing: N. Ford (COR) - 376 YDS, 1 TD, 4 INT

Rushing: M. Olawale (CLMB) - 17 CAR, 93 YDS

Receiving: J. Baker (COR) - 14 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Columbia 17, Cornell 7

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Austin Knowlin scored on a 76-yard punt return for the second straight game, sparking Columbia to a 17-7 victory over Cornell on Saturday.

Knowlin returned Nick Maxwell's punt midway through the fourth quarter with the Lions (2-7, 2-4 Ivy League) holding a 10-7 lead.

Knowlin returned a punt 76 yards for a score last week in the third quarter against Harvard.

Nathan Ford threw for 376 yards and a touchdown for Cornell (4-5, 2-4), but also threw three second-half interceptions. One led to a 47-yard field goal by Jon Rocholl that gave the Lions a 10-7 lead.

Calvin Otis intercepted Ford's pass intended for Horatio Blackman at the Columbia 22 and Rocholl matched his longest kick of the season when the Lions drive stalled at the Cornell 30.

Columbia quarterback M.A. Olawale rushed for 106 yards, but was sacked for 13 yards to finish with 93.

Ray Rangel put the Lions ahead 7-0 in the first quarter with a 1-yard run at the end of a 49-yard drive. The score was set up when Olawale ran for 23 yards and Zack Kourouma followed with a 19-yard run to the Cornell 4.

Ford tied the score at 9:49 of the second quarter with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Baker three plays after connecting on a 60-yard pass to Bryan Walters that took the ball to the Columbia 4.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COR
CLMB
1st Downs2417
Total Yards417301
Passing37684
Rushing41217
Penalties6-356-51
3rd Down Conversions6-155-15
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers40
Possession29:4530:15

Passing Leaders

CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ford34/533767.114
ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Olawale10/23843.700

Rushing Leaders

CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Siwula10292.906
Liuzza3237.7011
ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Olawale17935.5023
Davis14574.1012

Receiving Leaders

CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Baker1414710.5122
Walters612721.2060
ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Joseph33913.0017
Kennedy11313.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCORCLMB
TD07:22Ray Rangel 1 Yd Run (Jon Rocholl Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCORCLMB
TD09:49Jesse Baker 4 Yd Pass From Nathan Ford (Brad Greenway Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERCORCLMB
FG01:34Jon Rocholl 47 Yd 710
FOURTH QUARTERCORCLMB
TD07:35Austin Knowlin 76 Yd Punt Return (Jon Rocholl Kick) 717