Thursday, September 11, 2008

10 Day Countdown!

Yes, we're down to 10 days before we finally kick off the 2008 season. We have a long offseason in the Ivy League... by my count we have 308 days to wait between our last game against Brown in 2007 until the 2008 opener against Fordham.

308 days!!!

Well, 96.7% of that wait is over and I'm thankful for that.

Game of the Day (Day 10)

November 6, 1999

Columbia 21 Dartmouth 14

Sometime one player can dominate a game. It's usually a quarterback, a tailback, or sometimes a defensive lineman. It's rare when a special teams player does the job, but thanks to two plays by Quentin Unsworth, Columbia hung on for a big win at home.

The game was still scoreless in the late stages of the second quarter when sophomore QB Jeff McCall found wide receiver Justin Meadlin streaking open in the middle of the field. Meadlin caught the ball in stride and was gone for a 77-yard touchdown.

On the next Dartmouth possession Unsworth, a sophomore linebacker, blocked Wayne Schlobohm's punt, giving the Lions the ball at the Dartmouth 5. With Mike Glynn now in at QB, he found Armand Dawkins for a three yard TD pass to make it 14-0 at the half.

On Dartmouth's first possession of the second half, Unsworth did it again. He blocked another punt to give Columbia the ball on the Big Green 4. A holding penalty pushed the Lions back, but Johnathan Reese scored on a 14-yard run to give Columbia a 21-0 lead.

But it wasn't going to be that easy. Dartmouth scored two TD's in the third quarter before Columbia's defense seemed to get control of the game back.

Then came a controversial play. On third and short with just about a minute to play, the Lions opted to pass the ball and Glynn's toss was intercepted and returned all the way back to the Columbia 25. Luckily, Dartmouth fumbled the ball away on the very next play and the Lions were able to run out the clock after all.

After the game, Columbia Head Coach Ray Tellier said: "A win is a win."



At Thu Sep 11, 04:25:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, I don't understand why you are pumping up Fordham so much. It's not USC or Ohio State. I expect us to beat them, in a tough hard fought game on our home field.

At Thu Sep 11, 08:00:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your writings are great!! Just remarkable what you're doing. I've been trying to read all the game summaries, but may have missed a couple. Have you written yet about Columbia's 50-0 victory over Brown in the opening game of the 1961 Championship Season? That game set the tone for the Championship Season. Also, it may very well have been the widest victory margin in Columbia Football History.

At Thu Sep 11, 08:41:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed the roster has lost 4 or 5 players out of the first list of 110 players. What happened to freshmen Pete Batesko, and Christian Daniel.

At Thu Sep 11, 09:05:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also,the other missing players off the roster are Nate Anschuetz, junior, and Billy Reggio, freshman. I believe all four of these players were listed as wide receivers? Did I miss what happened to these guys?

At Fri Sep 12, 02:27:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is now a new first year WR on the roster, Jonathan Roberts. His name just showed up today.


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