October 7, 2000

Splen-did: Cornell Nips Harvard, 29-28

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The Cornell Big Red (2-2, 2-0 Ivy) battled back Saturday at Harvard Stadium, coming from 28 points down at the half, to overtake the Crimson 29-28.

As with last year’s 24-23 win in Ithaca, Harvard had a chance to win the game with four seconds left, but senior co-captain Joe Splendorio got a hand on the Harvard kick from Robbie Wright, knocking it away and lifting the Red to the improbable victory.

Junior Ricky Rahne threw four second-half touchdown passes, moving him to nine on the year and tying him with Bill Lazor ’93 for the all-time Cornell record of 34 touchdown strikes. Four different receivers caught TD passes as the Red put 29 points on the board in the final 21 minutes.

Read more in Wednesday’s Sun.

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