Scores

Final

Cornell 25

(3-0, 2-0 away)

Lehigh 24

(1-3, 1-1 home)

12:30 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
COR 0 10 3 1225
LEH 6 6 0 1224

Top Performers

Passing: N. Ford (COR) - 438 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Clark (LEH) - 4 CAR, 25 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Baker (COR) - 10 REC, 141 YDS, 2 TD

Cornell 25, Lehigh 24

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Nathan Ford threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Baker on the last play of the game to lead Cornell to a 25-24 win over Lehigh on Saturday.

Ford, who finished with 438 yards passing, threw two touchdown passes to Baker in the fourth quarter and ran for another score in the first half. Three of Ford's eight completions on the final drive came on fourth down, including the game-winning score as time expired.

Cornell (3-0) needed the late-game heroics from Ford as the two teams traded scores twice in the fourth after what was a defensive struggle for the first three quarters.

Lehigh's J.B. Clark accounted for two scores in the fourth. The quarterback hooked up with Mike Fitzgerald to give the Mountain Hawks (1-3) an 18-13 lead with 11:37 left in the game.

The Big Red responded with a 64-yard scoring drive capped by Ford's 15-yard TD pass to Baker. On the next possession, Clark scored on a 10-yard run for a 24-19 Lehigh lead.

That set up the game-winning drive by Cornell, which had to convert on 4th and 3 twice to keep the drive alive.

Brad Greenway kicked two field goals for Cornell while Jason Leo booted two in the first quarter for Lehigh.

The Mountain Hawks took a 12-10 lead at halftime after Jarard Cribbs scored on an 84-yard punt return on the final play of the first half.

Baker had 10 catches for 141 yards and Zac Canty had 11 for 120 yards for Cornell.

Lehigh lost on the final play of the game for the second straight week. Last week, Princeton kicked a field goal as time ran out for a 10-7 win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COR
LEH
1st Downs2515
Total Yards493329
Passing472264
Rushing2165
Penalties7-454-25
3rd Down Conversions6-175-13
4th Down Conversions4-41-2
Turnovers31
Possession33:3726:23

Passing Leaders

CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ford39/634387.023
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clark24/352647.510

Rushing Leaders

CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ford492.314
Siwula482.005
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clark4256.3118
McGowan11232.1010

Receiving Leaders

CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Baker1014114.1231
Canty1112010.9023
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzgerald58416.8150
Yansane66310.5018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCORLEH
FG10:12Jason Leo 35 Yd 03
FG06:04Jason Leo 46 Yd 06
SECOND QUARTERCORLEH
FG05:50Brad Greenway 27 Yd 36
TD01:14Nathan Ford 1 Yd Run (Brad Greenway Kick) 106
TD00:00Jarard Cribbs 84 Yd Punt Return (Pat Failed) 1012
THIRD QUARTERCORLEH
FG08:19Brad Greenway 34 Yd 1312
FOURTH QUARTERCORLEH
TD11:37Mike Fitzgerald 50 Yd Pass From J.B. Clark (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1318
TD09:31Jesse Baker 15 Yd Pass From Nathan Ford (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1918
TD05:05J.B. Clark 10 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1924
TD00:00Jesse Baker 20 Yd Pass From Nathan Ford (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2524