One Day in the Sun
October days at Wien Stadium can be gorgeous
Game of the Day (Day 67)
October 10, 1999
Columbia 10 Bucknell 7
Mike Glynn '00 never really made it to the big time as a QB at Columbia. But he got one great day in the sun in what was ultimately a defensive struggle for the Lions and the visiting Bucknell Bison.
The Lions came into the game at 1-2 after getting badly beaten by Lehigh in Pennsylvania by a 63-13 score. After that massacre, Head Coach Ray Tellier decided to give Glynn a shot.
Bucknell opened the game and made it look like it was going to be a rout. A 1-yard touchdown run by Jason Marrow capped a 73-yard drive on nine plays. But Columbia answered with an 84-yard drive as Glynn went 6-for-6 passing before Jonathan Reese carried it in from the 2.
It remained 7-7 until the fourth quarter when Glynn led them on a 51-yard drive to set up an impressive 46-yard field goal by Neil Kravitz. Columbia's defense bent, but didn't break the rest of the way and defensive back Jason Stream picked off a Bucknell pass in the Columbia end zone in the final minutes to seal the win.
Glynn never did lead the Lions to victory again, and later in the season Tellier handed the starting duties to sophomore Jeff McCall.
But for one day, the Lions were Mike Glynn's team.