Friday, June 17, 2011

Weakness Exposed

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Good news Lions fans! Xavier Martin has graduated!

Columbia has announced the incoming basketball freshmen class.

Top 100 Moments of 2010

#93: Rams Run Wild

With 13:23 left in the 4th quarter in week one, Fordham took possession of the ball with Columbia ahead 9-6.

That’s when the Rams decided to do what so many other Lion opponents would do throughout 2010 – test Columbia’s run defense.

Fordham took over at the Columbia 40 and ran the ball EIGHT straight times.

The first seven of those eight carries, most of them by RB Xavier Martin, brought the Rams to the Lion two yard line. Fordham only had to face one third down before that eighth carry, and that was a 3rd and two.

But on that eighth play, Ram QB Blake Wayne lost two yards after being smothered by LB Matt Moretto.

Fordham settled for a short FG and tied the game at 9.

While Columbia dodged the worst bullet in this situation, Lions would indeed have more trouble forcing opponents to even TRY to pass in several important moments as the season went on.

Unfortunately, this particular Fordham possession was just a preview of things to come.


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