October 20, 2003

Sprint Football Routs Princeton

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Freshman tailback Michael Fullowan continued his all-out assault on opposing defenses Friday night, as the sprint football team (2-2) trounced Princeton (0-4), 47-8, on Schoellkopf Field for its second victory of the year.

Fullowan scored three touchdowns and combined with junior John Falzone for 204 yards of rushing to lead the Red offense. On the defensive end, senior co-captain Billy Mascaro recorded seven tackles and a fumble recovery, while freshmen Eli Northup, Timothy LaFrance, and LaRue Robinson each had an interception during the game.

Cornell raced out to a 23-0 first half lead, as Fullowan scored all three of his touchdowns in succession. Junior placekicker Chris Garnic added to the lead late in the second quarter with a 37-yard field goal. Garnic holds the Red’s career record for field goals with 16.

The Tigers scored its only points during the third quarter, when Matt Worley scored on a 57-yard run. Princeton quarterback Dennis Bakke completed a pass to Adam Farren for a two-point conversion to cut the Cornell lead to 23-8.

However, the Red’s assault continued, as sophomore quarterback Alec Macauley found senior Henry Kim for a 12-yard touchdown reception later in the third quarter. Before the period was over, Falzone scored the first of his two touchdowns of the game to give Cornell a 40-8 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Falzone completed the damage in the fourth quarter with his second touchdown of the game.

In all, the Red compiled 338 yards of total offense while holding Princeton to just 203. With its second win this season against the Tigers, Cornell improved to 2-2 on the year, equaling its win total from 2002. Cornell’s 47 points were also five more than the total number of points scored in all of 2002. This is the second time this season the Red has accomplished this feat. The other time was also against Princeton, in a 46-18 win Sept. 26 in Princeton.

The Red returns to action Friday with another CSFL game, as the team takes on Penn at Franklin Field. Up next for Princeton is Navy. The Midshipmen beat the Red, 45-14, on Oct. 10.

Archived article by Owen Bochner