September 28, 2001

Sprints Travel to N.J.

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The Cornell sprint football team will face Princeton this weekend at 4 p.m. on Schoellkopf Field.

A number of players on both sides of the ball will be looking to add on to their stellar performances against Penn last weekend, a game which the Red lost 19-17 on a last second touchdown.

Junior Charlie Tam and senior tri-captain Sunil Gupta will again rotate at the quarterback position, a strategy which proved to be very effective against the Penn defense. Sophomore Dean Coccaro more than ably fit his role at tailback, gaining 82 yards.

The team picked up 114 yards on the ground and 74 yards through the air. The 17 points scored by the offense last weekend was the most since October 22, 1999, against the team from, you guessed it, Princeton.

The Tigers’ sprint football team has been struggling of late. It has had two straight winless seasons, and has recorded only three victories in the last four seasons, two against Cornell.

The Red’s defense will be looking to feast on a young Tiger offense. Princeton has two freshman quarterbacks in L. T. Lawler and Dennis Blake. Cornell has two stud cornerbacks in senior tri-captain Angelo Palmieri and junior Adam Romeiser.

Princeton has a freshman fullback. Cornell has senior tri-captain Martin Vogel at middle linebacker.

The Tigers will rotate four freshman in its offensive line. Cornell returns its entire defensive line.

The game should prove to be somewhat of a mismatch, but will allow the Red to work out kinks in its offense.


Archived article by Sumeet Sarin