Princeton has provided some the best moments for head coach Terry Cullen’s sprint football team in the past two years. In 1999, the Red netted its only win of the season when the Tigers came to Schoellkopf. And early last month, the sprints beat Princeton for their only win thus far in 2000.
Tonight, the Big Red will get a chance to relive some past glories when it travels to New Jersey for the second Cornell-Princeton matchup, and the final game of Cornell’s season.
October was not a kind month for the sprints. After the Princeton win, the Red proceeded to lose to Army, Navy, and Penn by lopsided scores. Both the rushing and passing games have been spotty, with spurts of production in an otherwise lusterless season.
The Tigers also lost to Army, Navy, and Penn during October. The Quakers blanked Princeton 29-0, Army beat them 57-14, and Navy completed the month by shutting out the Tigers in New Jersey, 19-0.
Robin Clark is currently the hottest performer for the Tigers. In their loss to the Midshipmen, Clark ran for 75 yards on 20 carries. The previous week, Clark rushed for 93 yards on 23 carries. If the Big Red defense shuts Clark down, it should be smooth sailing for the Red. Princeton’s air attack shouldn’t pose much of a problem.
The Red’s defense, led by senior tri captain Jonathan Krautmann should be able to control the game. Indeed, in the earlier game against Princeton, the defense scored the first points of the season for the Red as it forced a fumble in the Princeton endzone and recovered the fumble.
Senior running back Andrew Goodman will be required to led the offense into scoring position, as the strength of both teams is defense.
The action begins at 7:30 tonight at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium.
Archived article by Tom McNulty