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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.