Columbia scored a touchdown on a blocked punt and blocked a season-high three kicks, sophomore wide receiver Josh Wainwright caught a career-high 13 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Anders Hill threw for 179 yards and a score as Columbia finished off its 2017 season with a 24-6 win over Brown Saturday at Robert K. Kraft Field. The game also marked the final contest of the 2017 season and the final game for Columbia's 31-member senior class.
Thirty-one seniors will be honored by Columbia Football in a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday's season finale against Brown at Robert K. Kraft Field. All 31 seniors contributed to Columbia's success in a variety of ways.
For the final time this year, the Columbia Football Team will host its final walk through on the Columbia University South Lawn this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. ET. The Lions are preparing for tomorrow's season finale and Senior Day at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium against Brown iis at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on SNY and simulcast on the Ivy League Network.
With Ivy League championship implications on the line and in a tie for second place in the Ivy League, Columbia (7-2, 4-2 Ivy League) hosts Brown (2-7, 0-6 Ivy League) for both Senior Day and its final game of the 2017 season on Saturday, Nov. 18. Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m. ET at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium.
Senior running back Chris Schroer rushed for a career-high 183 yards and a touchdown, sophomore placekicker Oren Milstein converted a season-high three field goals and the Lions' defense tallied a safety and limited Cornell to eight points as Columbia registered an 18-8 Empire State Bowl win Saturday at Shoellkopf Field.
In a four-way tie for second place in the Ivy League with identical 3-2 league records, Columbia (6-2, 3-2 Ivy League) travels to Ithaca, N.Y. to play Cornell (3-5, 3-2 Ivy League) in a key Empire State Bowl matchup on Saturday, Nov. 11. Kickoff is at 1:35 p.m. ET at Cornell's Schoellkopf Field.
For Columbia, it was a game of lost opportunities as Harvard registered a 21-14 win over the Lions before 7,011 fans Saturday at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. The loss drops Columbia into a four-way tie for second place in the Ivy League with Harvard, Dartmouth and Cornell, all with identical 3-2 records. Yale remains in first place with a 4-1 record.
The Columbia Football Team returns to the Columbia University South Lawn for a final walk through this afternoon at 5 p.m. Kickoff for Columbia's Saturday contest against Harvard at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium is at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on the Eleven Sports Network and simulcast on the Ivy League Network.
In a three-way tie for first place in the Ivy League with a 3-1 league record, Columbia (6-1, 3-1 Ivy League) hosts Harvard (4-3, 2-2 Ivy League) in a key Ivy League matchup on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium.
Zane Dudek rushed for 173 yards and Yale preserved an early lead as it claimed a 23-6 win over Columbia Saturday before 15,422 fans at the Yale Bowl. Columbia suffered its first loss of the season and dropped to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Ivy League, while Yale improved to 6-1 and 3-1 in the league. Columbia and Yale are tied for first place atop the Ivy League standings.
In sole possession of first place in the Ivy League for the first time in school history and one of four undefeated teams remaining nationally in the FCS, Columbia (6-0, 3-0 Ivy League) travels to New Haven, Conn. to take on Yale (5-1, 2-1 Ivy League) in a key Ivy League matchup on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET at the historic Yale Bowl.
Columbia's defense came up with two key stops in the game's final three minutes, including a key sack in the closing seconds to give Columbia a 22-17 victory Saturday at Dartmouth before 5,237 fans at Memorial Field. The contest featured a matchup of the Ivy League's two teams tied for first place in the standings, the final two unbeaten teams in the conference and two of the nation's seven remaining undefeated teams.