Princeton-Cornell Pregame Notes


  • The game will be televised by OneWorld Sports with Bill Spaulding and Ken Dunek on the call, while local listeners can tune in to WHCU 95.9 FM/870 AM to listen to Barry Leonard and Jason Weinstein.
  • Princeton and Cornell meet on the gridiron for the 99th time when they square off on Saturday. A win for the Big Red over Princeton would be a step back in the right direction, as the Tigers have won three straight in the series, outscoring Cornell 138-68 (46.0-22.7).


  • Sophomore quarterback Dalton Banks is 12th nationally in touchdowns responsible for (16.0 ppg.) and stands among the top 30 in passing yards per game, touchdown passes, pass completions per game and total offense.
  • Banks has 12 passing touchdowns and four more rushing in his first six varsity games.
  • Senior Ben Rogers has 12 catches for 232 yards and four touchdowns over his last four games. Rogers needs 381 yards from scrimmage to become the 11th Cornellian to surpass 3,000 all-purpose yards in a career.
  • Senior wide receiver Collin Shaw is 93 receiving yards short of 1,000 for his career—he would be the 23rd player in school history to reach that milestone.


  • Senior captain Jackson Weber needs 10 tackles to become the 23rd player in school history to record 200 career stops.
  • Junior Nick Gesualdi has 10 career interceptions, good for seventh all-time at Cornell. An 11th would move him into third in Cornell history.
  • Seven different players have at least one game with double-figure tackles (Daniel Crochet, Kurt Frimel, Nick Gesualdi, Reis Seggebruch, Justin Solomon, Jackson Weber, D.J. Woullard).
  • Cornell’s 11 interceptions are nearly triple the Big Red’s total of 2015 (four).

Special Teams

  • Of his last 23 punts covering four games, senior Chris Fraser has pinned 13 inside the 20.
  • Fraser has averaged 40.0 yards per punt in 33 of his 36 career games with the Big Red.
  • His 8,342 yards punted is equivalent to traveling 4.74 miles in his career.
  • Jelani Taylor has five special teams tackles to lead the coverage unit.