Late fumble recovery secures Cornell’s win over Brown
Oct 22, 2022, 1:34 AM | Updated: 1:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jameson Wang threw two touchdown passes to Matt Robbert, ran for another, and Cornell edged Brown 24-21 on Saturday after the Big Red came up with a fumble recovery in the final minute.
Brown (2-4, 0-3 Ivy League) reached the Cornell 1-yard line with 42 seconds left. But the Bears were dropped for a 3-yard loss then retreated to the 9 after a penalty. Max Lundeen stripped the ball from Jake Willcox and Brendan Chestnut recovered for Cornell (4-2, 1-2).
Cornell is off to its best start through six games since 2007.
Wang ran 3 yards for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and the Big Red led the rest of the way. His 11-yard pass to Robbert in the final minute of the first half was good for a 17-7 lead.
Wang’s 55-yard scoring toss to Robbert gave Cornell a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter.
The Bears cut the margin 24-21 after Willcox’s 25-yard pass to Solomon Miller with eight minutes to go.
Eddy Tillman rushed for 130 yards to Cornell.
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