Saturday, August 20, 2011

Final Failure

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Punter Greg Carlsen helped seal Columbia's fate

Top 100 Moments of 2010

#27: Coming up Short

After Columbia scored to make it 31-28 Yale with about 6:30 left in the 4th quarter, the Lions defense stepped up by producing a three-and-out and forced Yale to punt from its own 41 with about 4:30 left to go.

But Columbia's second half luck was about to run out.

Eli punter Greg Carlsen crushed a 51 yard punt that was not returned, pinning the Lions down at their own eight.

Columbia did get a couple first downs, but the last chance drive ended at the Lion 35 when a 4th and 10 pass fell incomplete.

This marked the third and final time in 2010 that Columbia was unable to capitalize on a final drive to tie or win the game. The other two failures were at home against Fordham and Dartmouth.

The valiant Lion comeback bid fell just three points short.


At Sun Aug 21, 11:01:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats a key statistic....3 opportunities on final drives after a defensive stop that fail to win ganmes. Perhaps a little to much hype with Brackett until he wins these type of games...The teams with the big time ground games and great defenses win the titles. That starts up front.


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