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Mike Stephens (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#96: Stephens’ First, (and only) TD
Just three plays after Neil Schuster’s fumble recovery, (see moment #97 below), Columbia scored its first TD of the 2010 season via a 14 yard Sean Brackett-to-Mike Stephens TD pass.
Stephens was not wide open, but a pinpoint throw by Brackett made it possible for Stephens to leap just a bit over his cover man for the spectacular play.
The score would be the first 6 of 58 points Columbia scored off turnovers last year. That’s not a bad total considering the Lions grabbed just 20 takeaways all season.
58 points on 20 takeaways is roughly three points per opponent turnover.
By contrast, the Lions turned the ball over 29 times and allowed just 45 points off those turnovers, or just 1.5 points per giveaway… equal to “half” a field goal.
In that sense, Stephens’ TD catch was a good harbinger of things to come in 2010.
The bigger story is this would be Stephens’ one and only catch and score for the season as he was about to go down for the year.
But more about that later…