Defending the pass will be the key for the Quakers, because Cornell leads the Ivy League in passing yards per game (367.0).
Penn will have to continue its season-long success in the red zone. The Quakers lead the Ivy League with a 93 percent red-zone efficiency, having scored 26 out of 28 times in the red zone. That consists of eight rushing touchdowns, 12 passing TDs, and six field goals.
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Penn has won at least a share of the Ivy League title and can earn the outright championship with a win. If Penn loses, then Princeton and Harvard, which are 4-2 in Ivy play, could earn a share of the title with a win. Princeton hosts Dartmouth, while Harvard meets visiting Yale.
Cornell quarterback Jeff Matthews threw for five touchdowns and an Ivy League-record 548 yards in last year's 48-38 win over Penn. A junior, Matthews has thrown 49 career touchdown passes. His favorite target is senior Luke Tasker (1,097 yards, eight TDs), son of former seven-time Buffalo Bills Pro Bowler Steve Tasker.
Penn senior defensive lineman and captain Brandon Copeland has recorded 81/2 tackles for loss and a team-high five sacks. He had a sack for a safety with 1 minute, 25 seconds left to seal last week's win.
- Marc Narducci