Glimpse of the Future?
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Marcorus Garrett (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#70: Garrett's Big Run
Already leading 42-14 late in the fourth quarter against Princeton, the game had already entered what Marv Albert decades ago dubbed "garbage time."
But Columbia fans were in for one more thrill that helped combine the present day joy with a strong sense of hope for the future.
With 5:13 remaining in the game and backup Jerry Bell now in at QB, the Lions were content to just keep running the ball to milk the clock.
The primary running back for that series was freshman Marcorus Garrett, and he put on a show.
On 1st and 10 from the Columbia 41, he exploded to the left of the CU line for a thrilling 36 yard run to the Tiger 23.
Three more rushes by Garrett produced just seven yards, but the young man from Georgia had served notice with his speed and confidence in what turned out to be his biggest cameo role of the season.