Jackson Kennedy kicks 3 field goals, including winning 30-yarder as time expires; Cornell beats Yale 23-21

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Yale quarterback Nolan Grooms threw a 30-yard TD pass to Mason Tipton that gave the Bulldogs a 21-20 lead with 3:14 to play.

Bulldogs quarterback Nolan Grooms was 7-for-18 and accumulated 129 passing yards in the close loss. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Jameson Wang passed for a touchdown and ran for another TD, and Jackson Kennedy kicked the winning 30-yard field goal as time expired to help Cornell beat Yale 23-21 Saturday.

Nolan Grooms threw a 30-yard TD pass to Mason Tipton that gave the Bulldogs a 21-20 lead with 3:14 to play but Wang led a 13-play, 56-yard drive —including a third-and-10 pass to Doryn Smith for a 22-yard gain to midfield — to set up Kennedy’s winner.

Wang completed 26 of 36 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown for Cornell (2-0, 1-0 Ivy League)

Yale (0-2, 0-1), which lost 49-24 to then-No. 5 (FCS coaches’ poll) Holy Cross in its home opener, is 22-6 at home since the start of the 2017 season but has lost back-to-back games at the Yale Bowl.

Cornell went 70 yards in 12 plays — including a fourth-down conversion — on the opening drive of the third quarter capped by Wang’s 1-yard run and, after Yale went three-and-out, the Big Red took over at the Bulldogs 40. Wang ran for 6 yards on a fourth-and-6 from the 18 to give Colgate a fresh set of downs to set up his 3-yard TD pass to Nicholas Laboy to take a 17-14 lead with 4:04 left before the fourth quarter.

Tre Peterson opened the scoring with a 2-yard run and Grooms threw a deep pass to Chase Nenad, who ran the final 10 yards for a 48-yard TD to give Yale a 14-0 lead going into the second quarter.

Yale, the defending Ivy League champion, has opened Ivy League play against Cornell in every season since 2000 and is 16-7 in those games.

Grooms was 7-of-18 passing for 129 yards with a TD and an interception and added 15 carries for 76 yards rushing for the Bulldogs.


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