Football Welcomes Monmouth to Kick-Off Home Slate
MONMOUTH (1-3) AT COLUMBIA (0-1)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 • 12:30 P.M.
NORTHERN MANHATTAN NEIGHBORS APPRECIATION DAY
ROBERT K. KRAFT FIELD AT WIEN STADIUM • NEW YORK
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TAKE THE 1 TRAIN TO THE GAME
Getting to the game:
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Saturday’s contest will be the first-ever meeting between the Columbia and Monmouth football programs. The Hawks are a relatively new program, playing their first FCS season in 1993.
The Hawks picked up their first win of the season at Holy Cross last Saturday. Monmouth led 21-0 with under five minutes left to play, but had to hang on for a seven-point victory, after the Crusaders scored a pair of touchdowns late in the fourth quarter.
For the second consecutive week Monmouth junior running backs K.B. Asante and Julian Hayes eclipsed the 100-yard plateau, with Asante rushing for 118 and Hayes picking up 132.
COLUMBIA IN HOME OPENERS
Dating back to 1946, the Lions are 29-36-1 in home openers at Wien Stadium.
ON THE MARC
Senior running back Marcorus Garrett picked up right where he left off after his All-Ivy Leauge 2012 campaign, rushing for 89 yards on 15 carries against Fordham on Sept. 21. The Marietta, Ga., native has accumulated 1,341 yards in his career, putting him seventh on the Lions’ all-time list, and is just 651 yards from tying Louis Kusserow ‘49 for second place.
FLATTERY FOR FLANNERY
In just one game, wide receiver Ryan Flannery had more than twice as many receiving yards and had one fewer reception than he did in all of 2012. The junior caught six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Lions’ season-opener at Fordham. For his efforts, Flannery was named to the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 23.
EAST-BOUND AND DOWN
Senior linebacker Brian East continued his knack of recovering fumbles, picking up two loose balls at Fordham on Sept. 21. East also recovered two fumbles last season to rank second in the Ivy League in that category.
Sophomore Trevor McDonagh will start under center this week with the loss of Brett Nottingham to injury. The St. Louis product led Columbia’s 82-yard scoring driving which included an 11-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career, to Ryan Flannery in the fourth quarter at Fordham.
COLUMBIA FOOTBALL TODAY
Every Saturday during the Columbia football season, tune in to “The Answer” 970AM for Columbia Football Today at 7:30 a.m. Hosts Jerry Recco, Dalen Cuff ‘06CC and Pete Mangurian will preview all the action for the Lions’ upcoming game.