Cornell returns to Ivy League play, looking to fix mistakes

By wbng sports

October 9, 2013 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 10:02 PM EST

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews set the Ivy League career passing record Saturday, but it came with a cost.

It came in a loss, where he was picked off twice by previously winless Colgate, including one that was taken back 85 yards for a Raiders touchdown.

This week, the Big Red returns to Ivy league play, looking to avoid falling to 0-2 in conference, but Mathews is focused on Cornell rather than his opponent, Harvard.

"We're really focusing on ourselves. We need to execute a little better than we did last week and that comes down to making a better decision with the football, especially on my end," Mathews said. "And you know we have a great game plan, we just need to execute."

"If our kids are in a position and they're not making the plays, then we have to make sure we're re-teaching the best technique possible to use," said U-E grad and Big Red head coach David Archer. "So absolutely disappointed with the result, but football is a long season and it's a funny game."

Cornell hosts the Crimson this Saturday at Schoellkopf Field. Opening kick is scheduled for 12:30.

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