Only Mathews, who was listed day-to-day with a neck injury, has thrown for more yards (548) in a game for the Big Red (3-2). Amrhein, a senior getting his first extended playing time, completed 33 of 56.
Eleven completions went to Luke Tasker for a school-record 280 yards and a touchdown. Tasker has 47 catches for 764 yards this season.
Completions of 41 and 45 yards to Tasker set up Cornell's first two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 34-23 lead. Both drives ended with short runs by Silas Nacita, who rushed for four touchdowns.
Kyle Frazier completed 35 of 45 passes for 451 yards and four touchdowns and is now second in career passing yards for the Hawks (3-3) with 6,275.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
UCLA's Josh Rosen will look to redeem himself against USC in 2016, making the matchup one of the upcoming season's most compelling games.
Haden's aim of reclaiming lost glory ended thanks to coaching flameouts. But his final grade remains incomplete until we see more from Clay Helton.
ESPN's Travis Haney joins The Paul Finebaum Show to analyze where the SEC coaches stand after Signing Day.