The Colgate Red Raiders are back.
Running back Anthony Caravetta carried 32 times for 195 yards and one touchdown as the Red Raiders defeated Cornell, 31-21, Saturday. It was Colgate's third straight victory after breaking a 16-game losing streak.
"This team has overcome a lot," Colgate coach Dick Biddle said. "It's great to have a three-game winning streak. These kids hung in there and we always tried to point out we could have won but didn't (during the losing streak). . . . We knew we could beat almost anybody on our schedule."
Cornell (2-3) built a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and led, 21-7, early in the third quarter. Chad Levitt, who finished with 209 yards on 23 carries, had touchdown runs of 5 yards and 88 yards for the Big Red.
Caravetta score on a 1-yard run with 9:08 left in the third quarter and Jamie Lynch scored on a two-point conversion run to cut Cornell's lead to 21-15.
Quarterback Ryan Vena's 1-yard run with 2:43 remaining in the third quarter gave Colgate (3-4) the lead for good at 22-21.
In the fourth quarter, Adam Federico kicked a 24-yard field goal and Vena hit Corey Hill with a 6-yard scoring pass as the Red Raiders pulled away.
Vena completed 15 of 21 passes for 181 yards and rushed for 86 yards. Hill caught seven passes for 87 yards. Cornell wide receiver Steve Busch caught three passes for 38 yards.
Colgate went over 300 yards rushing for the third straight week with 342, and finished with 523 yards in total offense.
"Football is a game that when you win the line of scrimmage, your team has a great chance of winning," Cornell coach Jim Hofher said. "Clearly, Colgate won the battle at the line of scrimmage, particularly their offense against our defense."
Cornell leads the all-time series, 46-31-3.
Army still on roll
WEST POINT -- Not since the days of coach Red Blaik has Army gotten off to such a rousing start.
Quarterback Ronnie McAda and Joe Hewitt ran for second-quarter touchdowns and Bobby Williams added two fourth-period scores as the unbeaten Cadets (6-0) defeated Tulane, 34-10, for their best start since 1950.
Army opened 8-0 under Blaik in 1950 before losing to Navy.
The Cadets, who entered the game as the nation's No. 1 rushing team with 367.6 yards, had 357 against Tulane (2-4). Williams led the way with 111 on 17 carries.
BC wins first in Big East
BOSTON -- Mike Cloud, Omari Walker and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck all had first-half touchdown runs as Boston College (4-3 overall, 1-2 in the league) posted its first Big East Conference victory, 37-13, over struggling Rutgers (1-6, 0-4).
The Eagles scored on their first four possessions en route to a 24-0 lead. Cloud posted his fourth career 100-yard gain, rushing for 104 yards on 14 carries.
Around the nation
NCAA Division I-A rushing leader Troy Davis gained 238 yards on 36 carries and became Iowa State's career rushing leader, but the Cyclones (2-4, 1-2) dropped a 28-27 Big 12 decision at Oklahoma State (4-3, 1-3). . . . Columbia is off to its first 5-0 start since 1946 after Matt Linit's 24-yard field goal with 5:06 remaining sewed up a 3-0 win over visiting Lafayette (2-4). . . . Prairie View A&M's (0-8, 0-5) NCAA record losing streak was extended to 65 games with a 31-15 loss to visiting Alabama State (3-4, 2-3) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.