Columbia to Host Brown on Football's Senior Day Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
NEW YORK - Columbia will host Brown on Saturday, November 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the season finale for both teams. Columbia's 24 seniors - Jeff Adams, Jerry Bell, Sam Cecil, David Chao, Owen Fraser, Chris Groth, Ryan Haslett, Bob Hauschildt, Paul Havas, Kalasi Huggins, Kevin Lenehan, Rafael Lopez, A.J. Maddox, Evan Miller, Nick Mistretta, Ross Morand, Mike Murphy, Mark Muston, Nico Papas, Ben Popeck, Neil Schuster, Mike Stephens, Kyle Stupi and Kurt Williams - will be honored in a brief pre-game ceremony.
Fans can purchase tickets online or by calling 888-LIONS-11. Fans can also watch the game online via SideLION Pass with Jerry Recco and Sal Licata calling the action. WKCR 89.9 FM also will call all the action. Live stats and game notes are available.
This is the 76th meeting in the history of the series between Columbia and Brown. The Bears lead the series 48-25-2 although the Lions won the last matchup in New York City. In 2009, Sean Brackett rushed for 171 yards and passed for 151 in a 28-14 Columbia victory in the season finale for both teams.
THANK YOU, SENIORS
The Columbia Football senior class of 2012 will be honored in a brief pre-game ceremony. The 24 seniors have played a key role in the Columbia program and their leadership and talents will be missed.
Last week at Cornell, junior quarterback Sean Brackett threw for 409 yards, a career high, and the most since Craig Hormann threw for 417 vs. Penn in 2007. He completed four touchdown passes and has now thrown for 37 scores in his career, second all-time in Columbia history.
WHERE THERE’S A WILLIAMS, THERE’S A WAY
Senior wide receiver Kurt Williams had a career game at Cornell, with 191 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The 191 yards were the most for a Columbia receiver since Austin Knowlin totaled 188 in the game vs. Penn in 2007.
NEW YORK SACK EXCHANGE
The Columbia defense is tied for second in the Ivy League with 18 quarterback sacks this season. Junior linebacker Josh Martin leads the way with seven sacks, in addition to 11 tackles for a loss this season.
GRIFFIN GOES FORWARD
Sophomore running back Griffin Lowry rushed for 66 yards on 13 carries, gaining 5.1 yards per carry in the game at Cornell. Lowry scored Columbia’s first touchdown for the second straight game and also caught two passes for 15 yards out of the backfield.
IN THE ZONE
Columbia’s red zone offense has been impressive this season. The Lions have scored 17 touchdowns on 23 trips inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. In all, Columbia has scored 19 times (17 touchdowns, two field goals) on 23 chances in the red zone.
SCHUSTER A BOOSTER
Senior defensive back Neil Schuster has had a strong season for the Lions. One of Columbia’s starting safeties all year long, Schuster has made a team-high 63 tackles and has broken up 12 passes this season. He also has a forced fumble and four tackles for a loss to his credit.
HAUSCHILDT SELECTED TO CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT FIRST TEAM
Columbia senior football captain Bob Hauschildt has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team. Named a semifinalist for the 2011 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award, the Campbell Trophy, earlier this season, Hauschildt has been a stalwart at center for the Lions in 2011. He is a two-year starter along the Columbia offensive line. Last year, Hauschildt was awarded the Class of 1913 Football Cup, awarded annually to the member of the Columbia football squad, in his junior or senior season, who achieves the best scholastic average. Hauschildt is a two-year starter on the Lions’ offensive line and was chosen as one of four captains prior to the start of the 2011 campaign. Hauschildt currently sports a 3.83 grade point average and is on track to graduate from Columbia College in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.
Mike Stephens has come on strong recently after missing some time due to injury. Against Cornell on Nov. 12, Stephens made six catches and totaled 104 yards receiving, his second 100-yard game this year.
HAMILTON HAULS IT IN
Sophomore tight end Hamilton Garner leads Columbia with five touchdown catches this season and had a strong game last week at Cornell. In the game, Garner made four grabs for 64 yards and a score.
Sophomore Marquel Carter has made a seamless transition from quarterback last season to defensive back to linebacker this season. In the game at Cornell, Carter posted a team-high 12 tackles, including one for a loss.
SOMMERS TIME AND THE LIVING'S EASY
Junior defensive lineman Shad Sommers had two sacks in the game at Cornell. Sommers now has three sacks on the season, tied with Ryan Murphy for second on the squad.