Penn can’t find the end zone in 15-12 home loss to Cornell
The Quakers can muster just two fields goals on offense.
Jameson Wang ran for two touchdowns, Cornell kept Penn’s offense out of the end zone, and the Big Red pulled out a 15-12 win Saturday at Franklin Field in the 127th meeting between the long-time rivals.
Wang ran 21 yards for the game’s first score in the second quarter, but the Quakers got a pair of Daniel Karrash field goals to trail, 7-6, at intermission.
Penn (3-5, 1-4 Ivy League) took the lead in the third quarter when Jordan Niles blocked a Cornell punt and Mozi Bici recovered the ball in the end zone with 4 minutes, 19 seconds left in the quarter.
Cornell (2-6, 1-4) came right back following the Penn kickoff and drove 75 yards in six plays to score the go-ahead touchdown on Wang’s 1-yard run with 1:08 left in the third quarter.
Wang was 4-of-7 passing for 55 yards with an interception and carried 10 times for another 55 yards. Richie Kenney was 8-of-20 passing for 128 yards.
Aidan Sayin was 26-of-45 for 247 yards passing, but the Quakers managed just 78 yards rushing on 25 carries.