October 22, 2009

Brown Travels To Ithaca For Ivy Battle With Cornell

After three straight wins at home, Brown hits the road for an Ivy League match-up with Cornell on Saturday, October 24th at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, New York. The Bears opened their season with two road losses by a total of four points, but have rallied at home to win three straight games.

Coach Phil Estes’ team improved to 3-2 overall, 1-1 in Ivy League, following a strong 34-17 win over Princeton last Saturday at Brown Stadium. Cornell (2-3, 1-1 Ivy) lost it third straight game, falling to Fordham, 39-27.

Brown and Cornell have met 56 times, dating back to 1895, with the Bears leading the series by a 29-26-1 margin. Brown, winners of 10 of the last 13 meetings between the two teams, earned a 27-7 win over Cornell at Brown Stadium in 2008. Two years ago, Cornell captured a 38-31 overtime win over Brown in Ithaca, NY, beating the Bears for the first time since 2002.

Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA) was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week and the New England Sports Writers Gold helmet Award winner after amassing 309 all-purpose yards, seventh most in Ivy football history, in Brown's 34-17 win over Princeton. Farnham caught 10 
passes for 199 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown reception. He then turned a close three-point halftime lead into a 10-point advantage for the Bears when ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards
 for a touchdown. His lone punt return was good for 18 yards to account for an incredible 309 
all-purpose yards. The 80-yard pass play was the fifth longest in Brown 
football history, while the 92-yard kickoff return ranks 11th in the Brown 
record book.

Junior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) is the nation’s leader in passing with 27.4 completions per game. In addition, his 280.4 passing yards per game lead the Ivy League and rank 9th best in the nation, while his 301.4 yards of total offense are 5th nationally. In Brown’s win over Princeton, Newhall-Caballero completed 23 of 36 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard TD pass, the fifth longest pass play in Brown football history.

All-Ivy senior safety Chris Perkins (Bridgeton, MO) is Brown’s leading tackler with 39 tackles for the season. He had a big day against Princeton, making 13 tackles to lead the Bears, including five solo hits. Senior defensive tackle and co-captain James Develin (Gilbertsville, PA) made a couple of game-changing plays against Princeton with a quarterback sack and a tackle for a loss to go with four tackles overall. Senior defensive tackle David Howard (Columbia, MD) helped dominate Princeton with a quarterback sack for a loss of nine yards and a tackle for a loss, while making four solo tackles.  Senior linebacker Kelly Cox (Owing Mills, MD) is Brown's second leading tackler with 27 total hits and three forced fumbles.

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