Friday, June 27, 2008

86 on 86 (Game of the Day-Day 86)

Sorry Steve, Don Adams is the REAL Agent 86

September 28, 1986

Lafayette 26 Columbia 21

With 86 days left to go until kickoff, I thought I'd focus on the best chance the Lions had to win in what turned out to be a winless 1986 season.

Trailing at home in week 2 against Lafayette by a score of 26-7, the Lions mounted a second half comeback to narrow the gap to 26-21 with 4:54 left on running back John Pennywell's third TD of the afternoon.

Then with 2:04 left to play, Leopard QB Clayton Evans fumbled the ball away at the Columbia 26. The Lions started to march and found themselves on the Lafayette 5-yard line with time for one more play.

But that play turned out to be a sack as QB David Putelo tried a naked reverse and he went down quickly under Leopard defensive back Joe Yanek's tackle.

Two weeks later Columbia came to within 20-14 deficit versus Princeton, but got no closer, making this loss to Lafayette the closest "near win" of the season.

The Lions next REAL win was still two years away.


At Fri Jun 27, 05:19:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Putelo...commonly referred to as "Stroh's Truck" by teammates.

Gotta love the naked boot call to win the game though.


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