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Nov. 5, 2005
HANOVER, N.H. - Quarterback Josh Cohen (Berwyn, Pa.) threw for 312 yards, but it wasn't enough as Dartmouth fell to Cornell, 21-10, on an unseasonably warm November afternoon at Memorial Field. The Big Red piled up 282 yards rushing, but managed just 87 yards through the air. Dartmouth falls to 2-6 on the season and 1-4 in the Ivy League, while Cornell evens its record at 4-4 and improves to 2-3 in the conference.
After Cornell went three and out on its first drive, the Big Red's Joel Sussman intercepted Cohen's first pass of the game and returned it to the 50-yard line. Cornell engineered a nine-play march down the field capped by quarterback Luke Siwula's 1-yard touchdown plunge. Siwula finished with 130 yards on 37 carries.
The Big Green answered early in the second quarter. After recovering a Cornell fumble, the Big Green drove 23 yards, but had to settle for a 38-yard Erik Hinterbichler (Albuquerque, N.M.) field goal. Cornell tacked on another touchdown just before halftime after an 11-play, 73 yard drive. This time running back Ryan Kuhn found the end zone on a one-yard run. He led the Big Red with 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Dartmouth climbed back into the game late in the third quarter on a 90-yard pass from Cohen to Jason Raiti. Cohen found Raiti along the sideline and after he broke a tackle, he scampered the rest of the way, barely beating a second defender coming from the left who tackled him in the end zone. It was the third longest pass play in Dartmouth history.
The Big Red put the game out of reach with 5:30 left in the fourth when Kuhn scored his second touchdown on a 15-yard run.
The game was marred by 26 penalties. Cornell was whistled for 13 for 115 yards, while Dartmouth was called for 13 for 86 yards.
Defensively, Joe Gibalski (Tucson, Ariz.) had 16 tackles for Dartmouth, while Ian Wilson (Burbank, Calif.) and Josh Dooley (Tuttle, Okla.) had 14 each. Anthony Gargiulo (Neshanic Station, N.J.) had 10 tackles, including five tackles for a loss. Tim Bax, Kevin Rex and Patrick Potts each had 10 tackles to pace the Big Red defense.
Dartmouth will be in action next week at Brown before it returns home to host Princeton on November, 19. The Bears and the Tigers are currently tied for first place in the Ivy League at 4-1.