Tigers Roar Past Rival Cornell, Remain In First Place In Ivy
Added by Jacob Schwartz on November 4, 2013.
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PRINCETON, NJ - On a day the Princeton Tigers honored former great Dick Kazmaier ’52, this day belonged to a present Tiger-junior Quinn Epperly. Epperly considered among the top QB’S in the FBS had a field day against rival Cornell going 32-35 for 325 yards and three touchdowns – including his first 29 passes without an incompletion setting the NCAA Record for most completions in a row to start a game since Richie Williams of Appalachian State who threw 28 straight in a game back in 2004.
Epperly also ran for three touchdowns, carrying the ball 11 times for 69 yards to lead the Tigers (6-1, 4-0 Ivy) to a 53-20 win over Ivy League Rival Cornell Big Red.
“I can not tell you how proud I am of this win,” said Head Coach and former Tiger Bob Surace after the game. “Ever since we lost to Lehigh the first week of the season we have regrouped and continue to get better each week. I feel we have what it takes to win the Ivy League this year”.
Epperly threw touchdown passes to Seth DeValve (8-81) from 12 yards out and the other two to Roman Wilson (7-79) with touchdown catches of seven and 17 yards.
The Tigers, with this win, have now won six in a row and 11 of 15 overall. The last time Princeton won six straight games was back in 2006 – the last time they won the Ivy League and will attempt to get closer when they head to legendary Franklin Field next saturday to take on the Defending Ivy League Champion Penn Quakers with the game time at high noon and will return home for Senior Day on the 19th when they play the mighty Yale.
As for the Big Red (1-6, 0-4 IVY) they were led by future NFL Quarterback Jeff Matthews who went 24-40 for 230 yards and had one touchdown to Grant Gellatly from 19 yards out. Gellatly finished the day with 11 catches for 97 yards. Matthews is considered to be a late 1st or early second rouck pick in next Aprils 2014 Draft and had scouts from the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders along with the New York Jets in attendance. BIG RED will try to rebound from a tough defeat when they head to Dartmouth next week before returning home for Senior Day against Columbia.