Whippin' on Washington Street
Jared Morine grabbed ANOTHER pick six! (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)
Columbia 38 Princeton 0
Why Columbia Won
The defense gaveth and the offense tooketh. The first half was all about the two fumbles the Lions defense forced and the offense's ability to capitalize, first on a short TD run by M.A. Olawale and then with a FG by Greg Guttas to make it 9-0 at the half. Then Jared Morine got another pick six to start the second half and the game was over.
Why Princeton Lost
The Tiger offense was declawed. Soph QB Tommy Wornham just couldn't deliver the key throw time after time. The Princeton defense actually did a pretty good job, but finally ran out of gas in the 4th quarter.
-I thought Princeton's fumble late in the first half, giving the Lions the ball at the Tiger 12 was huge. Columbia didn't get a TD, but they left the field with a much-needed FG, a two-score lead, and solid momentum.
-With both teams looking sluggish to start the 2nd half, Morine's pick six put Columbia in the driver's seat the rest of the way.
MVP of the Game
Key tackle after key tackle was made with authority by LB Corey Cameron. He finished with 12 tackles, some of which were stops that stuffed what otherwise would have been big gainers.