Sean Brackett Named Ivy League Offensive Co-Player of the Week
NEW YORK -- Sophomore quarterback Sean Brackett was named the Ivy League Offensive Co-Player of the Week, for the week ending Nov. 14. Brackett garners his third Ivy League weekly award of the year after he led a furious fourth-quarter comeback, capped by his game-winning one-yard touchdown with just 37 seconds left in a 20-17 win over Cornell.
Brackett went 19-for-41 for 204 yards and a touchdown through the air and added 151 yards with a touchdown on the ground against the Big Red. His 151 rushing yards was more than double Cornell's team total (74), and his 355 yards of total offense was a single-game best for a Lion this year. All told, Brackett has accumulated 2,421 yards of total offense for the year, which ranks fourth in Columbia history for a single season.
With the Lions trailing 17-3 at the start of the fourth quarter, Brackett hit senior Andrew Kennedy for a three-yard touchdown strike to pull the home team to within a touchdown, 17-10, with 14:57 remaining.
After Columbia's defense forced a three-and-out, Brackett continued the charge by rushing for 35 of the 55 yards on a nine-play drive that resulted in a 20-yard field goal by first-year Luke Eddy.
Five possessions would follow -- three by Cornell, two by Columbia -- with neither team able to put points on the board. Following a punt by the Big Red, the Lions offense regained possession at their own 41-yard line trailing by four with 2:37 left.
Undaunted, Brackett scrambled for 16 yards to convert a 3rd-and-10, then used his arm to complete three straight passes -- including a 15-yard strike to sophomore Ian Cummins that set Columbia up with a 1st and 10 at the Cornell 12-yard line.
With 45 seconds left, Brackett plunged forward for two yards on a 4th-and-1 to give the Lions a new set of downs. On second and goal, Brackett took two steps from the shotgun and dove over a pile of linemen to put Columbia ahead for good. Eddy tacked on the extra point for the final 20-17 margin.
Brackett was also named Offensive Co-Player of the Week on Oct. 4 after Columbia's win over Princeton, and won the award again a week later following a 42-28 win against Lafayette.