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On Saturday, November 8th, 1969, quarterback Rich Furbush and tailback Ed Marinaro lead the Big Red Gridders to a 14-7 victory over Brown. The game took place despite the pouring rain that went on for the entire game. The first period of the game went by with no score from either team. The Brown offense struggled to get by the Big Red defense lead by linebackers Vic Livingston and Dennis Lubozynski. Cornell suffered from some painful fumbles that prevented scoring drives from being completed. The first score occurred from a fumble by Brown at their own 44-yard line. In the second period, Furbush lead the drive from there to the end zone, capping it off with a one yard sneak by Furbush. The Bruins then answered with a touchdown of their own with a 67-yard drive culminating in a four-yard run by running back Kurt Franke. The final score of the game came off another pass by Furbush to give the Big Red the decisive lead.

One particular player of note in this game was tailback Ed Marinaro, who had 83 yards in just 24 carries. In this season, he led the nation in rushing yards with an impressive 1425 yards in the 1970 season. He set 16 NCAA records, including being the first college running back to run for 4,000 career rushing yards. In 1971, he was the runner up for the Heisman Trophy and won the Pop Warner Most Valuable Player award. He was later drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1972 draft in the second round of the draft. After playing four seasons with them, he played a season each for both the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks. After his football career, Marinaro turned to acting, appearing on numerous television shows like Lavern & Shirley and Hill Street Blues from 1981 to 1986. More recently, he played head coach Marty Daniels on the Spike show Blue Mountain State. He was inducted into the college hall of fame in 1991.