Columbia-Penn Keys to the Game
Columbia is an 8 point underdog against Penn tomorrow. (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics/Ben Shyman)
1) The Lions defense needs to make a statement. Joe Sandberg must be stopped; if you take him out, you take out the Penn offense, period.
2) Craig Hormann must avoid the catastrophic mistakes. No INT's inside the opponent's five yard lines, and no momentum-killing picks either.
3) Jordan Davis and the offensive line need to produce a credible running attack. The 100+ yard game Davis had at Princeton proves the Lions can run against Ivy opponents.
It's as simple as 1, 2, 3.