Penn 37, Cornell 18
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Pennsylvania forced six turnovers, converting two into touchdowns within 13 seconds as the Quakers drubbed Cornell 37-18 on Saturday, opening the door for Princeton to clinch the Ivy League title.
The 7-3 Quakers finished tied for second with Cornell at 5-2 in Ivy League play, behind 5-1-1 Princeton. The season ended Penn’s reign of two consecutive Ivy crowns.
Penn got on the board early when Jasen Scott’s 6-yard touchdown run capped a 72-yard, eight-play Quaker drive. A 45-yard flea-flicker pass from Mark DeRosa to Miles Macik set up the touchdown.
Scott scored again in the second quarter after teammate Tom McGarrity returned a Cornell fumble for 66 yards. After another Cornell fumble, DeRosa connected with Macik for a 31-yard touchdown, boosting the lead to 21-0 with 13:36 left in the half.
Macik finished with seven catches for 147 yards, ending his career with 200 receptions for 2,365 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Cornell immediately came back to drive 77 yards in just four plays, capped by Terry Smith’s 1-yard run to make the score 21-7. The Big Red later narrowed the gap to 21-10 on John Rodin’s 33-yard field goal with 1:15 left in the half.
DeRosa answered with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Felix Rouse on the final play of the half to give Penn a 27-10 lead at the half.
Jeremiah Greathouse’s 34-yard field goal early in the third made it 30-10. DeRosa then broke it open with a 6-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Levitt’s 9-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion pass to Ron Mateo with 2:05 remaining closed out the scoring for Cornell.