Scores

Final

Bucknell 13

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Cornell 24

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Schoellkopf Field, Ithaca, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BUCK 0 7 6 013
COR 10 0 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: J. Mathews (COR) - 332 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: G. Gellatly (COR) - 15 CAR, 39 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Savage (RICH) - 4 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Cornell 24, Bucknell 13

Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Jeff Mathews shook off two early interceptions and threw two late touchdowns as Cornell rallied to beat Bucknell 24-13 on Saturday night.

Trailing 13-10 late in the third quarter, Mathews threw a 64-yard strike to Shane Savage to give Cornell a 17-13 lead. Mathews finished with 322 yards on 15-of-28 passing as his touchdown sealed the win for the Big Red.

Savage caught four passes for 99 yards.

Bucknell (2-1) had a chance to come back, but Cornell's defense stuffed Brandon Wesley on fourth-and-3 in late in the fourth quarter.

On the next possession for Cornell (1-0), Mathews connected with Brad Greenway on an 84-yard pass to extend the lead to 11 and put the game out of reach.

Bucknell's Brandon Wesley threw for 267 yards on 22-of-35 passing, and Victor Walker caught five passes for 108 yards for the Bison.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
COR
1st Downs1713
Total Yards326382
Passing267332
Rushing5950
Penalties6-506-59
3rd Down Conversions2-164-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers13
Possession34:0225:58

Passing Leaders

BucknellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wesley22/352677.601
CornellC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mathews15/2833211.922

Rushing Leaders

BucknellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young11353.2013
Smith10282.816
CornellCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gellatly15392.6122
Sweeney2115.508

Receiving Leaders

BucknellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker510821.6037
DeNick36120.3046
CornellRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tasker410225.5065
Savage49924.8164

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUCKCOR
TD13:16Grant Gellatly 22 Yd Run (Brad Greenway Kick) 07
FG05:25Brad Greenway 32 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERBUCKCOR
TD06:27Tyler Smith 1 Yd Run (Drew Orth Kick) 710
THIRD QUARTERBUCKCOR
FG11:36Drew Orth 40 Yd 1010
FG03:24Drew Orth 27 Yd 1310
TD03:09Shane Savage 64 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (Brad Greenway Kick) 1317
FOURTH QUARTERBUCKCOR
TD01:13Kurt Ondash 87 Yd Pass From Jeff Mathews (Brad Greenway Kick) 1324