Thoughts for a Tuesday
Scenes from the Lions last win over the Crimson
The last time Columbia defeated Harvard, it was a 16-13 thriller on a chilly day in November, 2003. I'll always remember that game as then-sophomore Prosper Nwokocha's coming out party as he made two key interceptions on back-to-back Harvard posssesions, the first one set up the Lions winning TD, the next one iced the game. Nwokocha, (whose brother Chuck once played for Harvard), went on to become a captain his senior year. Which freshman or sophomore will make a key play this Saturday? There are certainly a lot of possibilities.
The big question coming into this Saturday's game is whether some of the injured players, especially Justin Masorti, will be recovered in time. Hopefully, we'll get a better handle on that in the coming day or two.
Harvard is a surprising 4-0 in Ivy play this year, but you can argue the Crimson really haven't played any top quality league opponents so far. Dartmouth was their best Ivy opponent, and last week the Crimson barebly beat them at home, 28-21.