As the weather started to improve in the second half, so did the Cornell offense. The Big Red had 202 of its 268 yards of total offense after the halftime intermission. Sophomore Dalton Banks completed 21-of-37 passes for 201 yards. He registered his second career three-touchdown passing game.
“All the balls were soaked and we really felt we couldn’t throw it,” Head Coach David Archer told the Cornell Sun. “So we had to run the ball almost every play. In the second half we felt we could run our [regular] offense a little more.”
Seniors Marshall Deutz, Ben Rogers and Matt Sullivan each had touchdown catches. Deutz had seven receptions for 70 yards, followed by senior receiver Collin Shaw with five catches for 46 yards and Sullivan and Rogers grabbed four and three passes, respectively. Sophomore running back Chris Walker ran for 75 yards on 23 attempts.
Cornell was three-of-four on Red Zone chances, but it converted only four of 16 third down opportunities.