Scores

Final

Cornell 14

(2-0, 1-0 Ivy)

Yale 12

(1-1, 0-1 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT

1 2 3 4 T
COR 7 0 7 014
YALE 3 3 0 612

Top Performers

Passing: S. Liuzza (COR) - 83 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Farrell (YALE) - 25 CAR, 74 YDS

Receiving: B. Walters (COR) - 1 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Cornell 14, Yale 12

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Anthony Ambrosi returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and Cornell held on to defeat Yale 14-12 on Saturday.

The Big Red (2-0) scored quickly on their first possession when Ben Ganter passed to Steven Liuzza in the backfield, then Liuzza connected with Bryan Walters for an 81-yard touchdown to claim a 7-0 lead.

Cornell's offense was limited 166 total yards, but its defense intercepted three passes, and the Big Red survived a late touchdown to win the Ivy League opener for both teams.

Yale (1-1) had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Patrick Witt's pass fell incomplete on the 2-point conversion as time expired.

Tom Mante's 23-yard field goal cut the lead to 7-3 in the first. He also made a 54-yard field goal, which tied him with five other players for the longest kick made in Ivy League history.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COR
YALE
1st Downs315
Total Yards166296
Passing120180
Rushing46116
Penalties5-607-40
3rd Down Conversions2-187-25
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers13
Possession26:4733:13

Passing Leaders

CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Liuzza2/28341.510
YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Witt21/541803.303

Rushing Leaders

CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barbour18331.807
Liuzza471.803
YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Farrell25743.0014
Witt5316.2123

Receiving Leaders

CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walters18181.0181
Savage5234.606
YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Balsam44511.3019
Forney44110.3020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCORYALE
TD13:26Bryan Walters 81 Yd Pass From Stephen Liuzza (Brad Greenway Kick) 70
FG04:30Tom Mante 23 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCORYALE
FG00:00Tom Mante 54 Yd 76
THIRD QUARTERCORYALE
TD06:18Anthony Ambrosi 20 Yd Interception Return (Brad Greenway Kick) 146
FOURTH QUARTERCORYALE
TD00:00Patrick Witt 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1412