Sports | Nov. 19 4:05 pm EST
WINNING STREAK

Columbia football defeats Brown 35-28

A lot was written this week about the marching band in relation to Columbia football, but today the action returned to Baker Field. The Lions have had a rather disappointing season thus far, but today they caused a huge upset while fighting Brown to the death, and triumphed 35-28 in double overtime to close out the season on a high.

The Light Blue avoided its first winless season since 1987 thanks to the result, and now ends the season 1-6 in the Ivy League, and 1-9 overall.

More often than not, the Lions have let themselves down in the third quarter, but today was different. They trailed the visitors 21-7 at halftime, and put on a strong display in the fourth quarter to tally 14 points after a scoreless third period. They then secured the win in double overtime when they stopped Brown from converting a fourth and goal from the one.

The liveblog from the game is available here. Check back later for a full recap.

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COMMENTS (6)

  1. YAY!!!! • November 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm • Reply

    YAY!!!!!! TOTALLY DESERVED.

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  2. Stephen • November 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm • Reply

    AWESOME!

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  3. CC'13 • November 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm • Reply

    Yes! We have the potential, but our boys need a new coach.

    Way to go Lions!

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  4. Spiderboy • November 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm • Reply

    Hey, Columbia and Princeton finish the season with identical records (1-6 Ivy, 1-9 overall). Misery loves company!

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  5. Anon • November 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm • Reply

    Congratulations! Everyone was behind you! Go Lions! Go Marching Band! This is what happens when everyone is positive.

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  6. GS'14 • November 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm • Reply

    Holy crap, congrats lions!

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