Ithaca, New York - Brown's match-up with Cornell in Western New York on Saturday, October 22, could turn into an old fashion shoot-out, with both squads featuring prolific passing offenses and two of the top ranked quarterbacks in the Ivy League - Brown's Kyle Newhall-Caballero and Cornell's Jeff Matthews. Brown fans who can't make it to the game can listen live on WSKO-AM 790, or on brownbears.com. Scott Cordischi, the voice of Brown football, will call all the action, with kick-off slated for 12:30 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field.
The Records: Brown posted its first shutout since 1990, earning a 34-0 win over Princeton to extend its record to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in Ivy play. Cornell (2-3, 0-2 Ivy) scored 11 points in the last 1:52 of regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime before falling to Colgate, 35-28.
Last Week: Senior outside linebacker Daniel Smithwick intercepted Princeton's first pass of the game just 57 seconds into the contest and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown to lead Brown to a 34-0 win over the Tigers, helping the Bears to their first shutout in 21 years. Brown held Princeton to just 82 passing yards, and limited the Tigers offense to just 5 of 15 third down conversions.
Brown vs. Cornell – 59th Meeting: Brown and Cornell have met 58 times, dating back to 1895, with the Bears leading the series by a 31-26-1 margin. Brown has won the last three games and 12 of the last 15 meetings between the two teams. Last year, Brown earned a 27-14 win over Cornell in Providence with Alex Tounkara-Kone '12 making touchdown receptions of 20 and 13 yards. In 2007, Cornell captured a 38-31 overtime win over Brown in Ithaca, NY, beating the Bears for the first time since 2002.
Smithwick Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week: Bears' outside linebacker Daniel Smithwick '12 (Danville, CA) was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week for leading the Brown defense to its first shutout since 1990. His 36-yard interception for a touchdown came just 57 seconds into the game and gave Brown all the points it would need in a 34-0 win over Princeton. He also made eight tackles, including six solo stops and a sack for a loss of 10 yards.
Did You Know: This week's game features the nation's sixth ranked pass defense (Brown -157.8 yards per game) against the nation's 12th leading passing offense (Cornell - 290.6 yards per game)…Brown's defense ranks 5th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 15.6 points per game…Quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ranks 13th in the nation and leads the Ivy league with 22.8 completions per game…Brown is playing its 136th year of intercollegiate football with an all-time record of 581-543-40…Wide Receiver Tellef Lundevall '13, the Ivy League's receptions leader with 5.8 per game, caught an 11 yard touchdown pass and threw his first career TD pass vs. Princeton, a 24-yard strike to Jimmy Saros '12…The Bears rank second in the Ivy League in passing offense with 249.2 yards per game.