Mansfield U. Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Worlds First Night Football Game

Cornell defeats Mansfield sprint football under the lights 35-14

MANSFIELD, P.A. (18 SPORTS) - Mansfield University celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Worlds First Night Football Game on Saturday at Karl Van Norman Field as the Mountaineers hosted Cornell under the lights.

Four-time Super Bowl champion and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris was a guest of honor at the game.

Cornell defeated Mansfield 35-14.

Mansfield took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 12 yard touchdown pass from Nick Cherasaro to Chad Steinmetz. 

Cornell answered back with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead at the half.

Mansfield hosted the World’s First Night Football Game at Smythe Park in downtown Mansfield, Pa. on Sept. 28, 1892 just one year after forming its first football team.

 

 

 


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