Football Concludes Season Against Brown on Senior Day at 1:30 P.M.
COLUMBIA (0-9, 0-6) VS. BROWN (5-4, 2-4)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 • 1:30 P.M.
ROBERT K. KRAFT FIELD • NEW YORK
Student Giveaway: Free T-Shirts to first 200 students in attendance.
** Please note, gates to the Baker Athletic Complex will open at 10:30 a.m. on November 23 for Columbia's game against Brown. **
TAKE THE 1 TRAIN TO THE GAME
Getting to the game:
COLUMBIA/BROWN SERIES HISTORY
Saturday’s meeting between the Lions and Bears will be the 78th meeting between the schools with Brown holding a 49-26-2 advantage in the series. The teams have alternated wins and losses dating back to the 2008 season.
LAST TIME OUT FOR BROWN
The Bears fell to Dartmouth, 24-20, last weekend in their final home game of the season. Brown drove down to the Big Green 30, but could not convert on a fourth and five with 1:31 remaining in the game. The Bears fell behind 14-0 in the second quarter before a 60-yard kickoff return by Troy Doles sparked the team and led to a touchdown before the half. Brown pulled within one in the fourth quarter after a field goal, but Dartmouth responded with three points of their own on the ensuing drive.
The Ivy League’s top rusher, John Spooney rushed for 166 yards on 27 carries. Quarterback Patrick Donnelly went 22-of-34 with a pair of TD passes.
HONORING THE SENIORS
Prior to kickoff, Columbia will recognize the hard work and accomplishments of the 21 members of the Class of 2014.
COOL FOOT LUKE
Luke Eddy made three field goals at Cornell last week to build his career total to 25. He trails on Jon Rocholl ‘09, who made 38 field goals. Eddy became Columbia’s all-time leader in PAT’s last season and has made 71 in three-plus seasons.
‘CIES’ AND DESIST
Linebacker Mark Cieslak stepped in the starting lineup last week at Cornell and recorded a career-best 12 tackles with a sack and 2.5 more stops for losses. For his efforts, he was named to the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 18.
EAST-BOUND AND DOWN
Linebacker Brian East posted a season-high 13 tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage at Cornell. Earlier this season, the senior’s 27-yard interception return for a touchdown marked the second straight year a Columbia linebacker had a pick-six. East also 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 quarterback Trevor McDonagh threw for a career-high 292 yards last week at Cornell, completing passes to 11 different targets and finishing the game 20-for-41.
The Lions’ kickoff coverage has been outstanding through nine games this season. Columbia ranks fourth in FCS, limiting opponents to 15.56 yards per kickoff return.
Senior Paul Delaney has lived up to his reputation as one of the finest punters in FCS, averaging 42.1 yards per attempt (which ranks second in the Ivy League and 24th in the nation) with 14 punts over 50 yards, 19 inside the 20 and a season-long of 67 against Lehigh on Oct. 12. He comes into the final weekend with 72 attempts, which is four shy of Columbia’s single-season record currently held by Matt Linit (1996) and Ryan Kiernan (1997).