Cornell – Harvard Game Recap

After the game, Cornell coach David Archer told the Boston Globe that the third quarter was the difference in the outcome. Helped by Lee’s interception, Harvard ran 27 offensive plays for 149 yards while possessing the ball for 11 minutes and 20 seconds.

While the loss to Harvard stings, it’s important to keep things in perspective. If you had told Big Red followers that the team would play three of its first four games on the road, including two against nationally ranked teams, and Cornell would be 3-1 after those four games…would you take that? The answer is almost certainly yes.

“Very disappointed with the outcome of the game but I still see a tremendous amount of progress in our program and that’s what we’re here to do,” Archer told the Cornell Sun.

Post-Game Notes:

  • With two punts downed inside the 20, senior All-American Chris Fraser matched Mike Baumgartel for the Big Red school record of 56.
  • With his 29-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, senior Ben Rogers became Cornell’s 22nd player to reach 1,000 career receiving yards (1,003).
  • The Big Red defense earns praise for slowing down the explosive Harvard offense. Cornell held the crimson to 388 yards on 80 plays; Harvard entered the game averaging more than 500 yards per game on offense.
  • Junior Nick Gesualdi had his seventh career interception in the game.