ITHACA, N.Y.-For the second time this season, Cornell's sprint football team handed Penn a loss. It's not something the Quakers wanted to get used to.
The two teams last met Sept. 16, in the Allegiance Bowl in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It was the season opener for both teams, and nerves seem to account for Penn's 20-12 loss. But when the two teams lined up again tonight, the Big Red proved it was no mistake the first time, as they beat the Quakers for the second time, 21-7, to remain undefeated at 5-0.
The running game was a key component for Cornell,who had 216 rushing yards. All three of the Big Red'stouchdowns were scored on the run --two by Michael Fullowan, and one by Glenn Palmer. But the Big Red also came out tough on defense, as they sacked Quaker quarterback Mike Loguidice four times for a total loss of 45 yards. They also forced four fumbles, and recovered two of them.
But Penn wouldn't give up easily. Though the score was 21-0 midway through the fourth quarter, the Quakers found a way to get on the board. With five minutes left in the game, Loguidice connected with Michael D'Angelo for a 33-yard touchdown reception in a drive that lasted only 20 seconds. Peter Stine's kick was good, and the Quakers finished the game 21-7. With the loss, they fall to 1-3 on the season.
Loguidice led the team's passing game, as he went 14-for-27 for161 yards and one touchdown. D'Angelo was his primary target, finishing the night with eight catches for 107 yards and the score. He also had a big interception on defense. J.T. Hutchinson led the ground attack,running 15 times for a net of 54 yards. Penn's defense also had a solid showing -- captain Nicholas Dinges led the charge with10 solo tackles and two assists. Michael McMullen also turned in a solid performance, with nine solo tackles and one assist. Andrew Feigenbaum had one interception, which he returned for 18 yards, and Adam Wolfson had the defense's only sack of the night, worth a loss of two yards.
Up next, the Quakers will look to bounce back against Navy, as they travel to Annapolis nextFriday.