November 7, 2013

FOOTBALL | Gridders Take on Dartmouth

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The Cornell football team looks to snap a six-game losing streak on national television Saturday at 4 p.m. against Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. The Red (1-6, 0-4 Ivy League) hopes to secure its first conference victory of the season and defeat the Green (3-4, 2-2) for the first time since 2008 in front of the cameras from NBC Sports Network.

Both teams are coming off of road losses last weekend, but in polar opposite fashions. In New Jersey, Cornell met its match as league-leading Princeton cruised to a 53-20 win. Dartmouth, meanwhile, watched a last-minute Crimson field goal sink its upset bid at Harvard, 24-21. The Red defense yielded 29 consecutive completions and 605 total yards to the Tigers, and the unit will not be able to rest against a balanced Dartmouth attack that averages 28.6 points and 442.1 yards per game.

Enoch Newkirk / Sun Staff Photographer