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Top 100 Moments of 2010
#84: Gerst's Real Debut
Midway through the third quarter in week 2 and leading 14-3, the Lions had a chance to put Towson away when they took over at their own 22.
The defense had just forced a Tiger three-and-out and Nico Gutierrez had a nice 10 yard return of a long Towson punt.
That's when highly-touted sophomore Nick Gerst got his first real work of his Columbia career.
Gerst hadn't played much up to that point, with just one carry for one yard earlier in the game, (a nice 13 yard run had been wiped out by a holding penalty).
But there was no holding back #34 at this point, as he took the first down carry for an explosive 12 yard run.
On the next play, he burned Towson for another eight yards to the Columbia 42.
Gerst had already become a major fan favorite on the Internet, where his supporters constantly praised his talents.
But these back-to-back carries in the third quarter were the first evidence of what he really could do.
Gerst finished the game with 73 yards on 11 carries and had 350 yards on just 69 carries for all of 2010.
What will he be able to do with what should be many more carries in 2011?
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