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Big Red Football Comes Up Short Against Georgetown

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The Cornell Big Red football team hosted their first home football game of the 2019 season and celebrated this year’s homecoming against the Georgetown Hoyas on Schoellkopf Field under the Saturday night lights on Oct 5th. Much to the chagrin of the team and Big Red fans, the game ended with a final score of 14-8, and Big Red suffered another tough, albeit hard-fought, loss of the season and now possess a record of 1-3.

Early in the game, the Hoyas took the lead when Gunter Johnson ran in for a score and the Georgetown special teams added a two-point conversion.

In the second quarter, the teams went back and forth and Big Red barely missed a field goal right before the half. Following the intermission, Big Red regained some momentum and was able to score the first home touchdown when running back Harold Coles ran in for a score. Delonte Harrell et al tied up the score at 8-8 with a successful two-point conversion. For the rest of the third quarter, Big Red held strong with a stout defense and the score remained tied going into the final quarter.

As the clock was winding down in the final quarter, the Hoyas were able to punch in another score and took the lead again at 14-8. Big Red tried to score on their final drive, but their efforts were thwarted and at the end of regulation, the final tally was 14-8, with a tough loss to the Hoyas.

Despite the slow start with a 1-3 record, Big Red still maintains hope for a bright season this year. With six games remaining, there is still a lot of football left to be played this season. As the cold weather begins to make its way into the northeast, Big Red football will only become more chill and fun both on the field and in the stands.


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