Saturday’s 66-0 loss to Princeton was as bad as it gets for Cornell

Cornell football was certainly not the consensus pick to beat an undefeated, nationally-ranked Princeton team on the road. The Tigers boasted the FCS’s top offense, one of the best defenses and quarterback John Lovett and co. had blown out nearly every opponent coming into Saturday’s contest.

But this was embarrassing. The 66-0 drubbing is one for both teams’ record books, as the Red suffered its most lopsided loss since 1890.

After last week’s victory over Brown, Cornell sat just one game behind both Princeton and Dartmouth in the Ivy League race. With two of its final four games against the league leaders, the Red was in striking distance. Head coach David Archer ’05 and his team were confident all week and knew, or at least thought, that they could compete with a dominant Princeton team. After all, they had earned a thrilling upset win over the Tigers just last season..

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