No. 12 Princeton Tops Cornell 21-7

  • November 3, 2019

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The wind whipped across Schoellkopf Field, taking the temperature from the upper 30s to a wind chill of the mid 20s as there was a definite feel of winter. Cornell, under its home Friday night lights, was looking to play spoiler in the Ivy League football race and refused to go quietly.

Behind Princeton was a tough win over Harvard. Ahead of Princeton was a trip to Yankee Stadium to take on Dartmouth next Saturday.

The game Friday night in Ithaca was not one for style points.

Princeton did everything it needed to do to stay unbeaten with a 21-7 win over Cornell to run its winning streak to 17 in a row, marking only the fifth time in the history of a program that was five days short of turning 150 that there has been a winning streak that long. Collin Eaddy ran for two more touchdowns, and Jeremiah Tyler was again dominant on the defensive side of the ball.

Princeton, now 4-0 in the Ivy League, did its part to ensure a second-straight 7-0 vs. 7-0 matchup with Dartmouth. The Big Green, the only other team unbeaten in the league, is at Harvard (2-1 in the league) Saturday afternoon.

“We knew this one was going to be tough,” said Princeton head coach Bob Surace. “We were 100 percent focused on Cornell this week, and we knew they were going to come after us the way they did. This was a good win to get.”