While none of Columbia's non-conference opponents played football today, there were some really interesting developments in the Patriot League and NEC games that could affect the Lions third or fourth hand.
The biggest game in my book was Holy Cross' 37-7 destruction of Colgate.
Remember that last week, I thought Albany's near win against the Raiders was a very bad sign for Columbia as it seemed like the Great Danes were even better than advertised.
But after the egg Colgate laid today, maybe Albany isn't so tough. In both the win over the Great Danes and today's loss to te Crusaders, the Raiders were shredded by the opposing QB's.
Colgate's great RB Nate Eachus didn't have a terrible game with 96 yards rushing. But he didn't get four yards a carry.
Incidentally, Dartmouth will be playing both Colgate and Holy Cross this season. The Big Green get the Raiders this coming Saturday in Hanover and they head to Holy Cross in Worcester in week five.
Georgetown continued its march to respectability with a 14-13 win over Lafayette. Both the Hoyas and the Leopards will be at Ivy venues this coming Saturday. Georgetown goes to Yale and Lafayette heads to Penn.
Bucknell beat the NEC's Marist College, 28-14. Bucknell is 2-0 and heads to Cornell this Saturday.
The thriller of the day was UNH's 48-41 win over Lehigh in OT. Lehigh goes to Princeton this coming Saturday night.
After looking super strong in a near win at UTEP last week, Stony Brook looked a lot weaker in a 35-7 loss to Buffalo today. Stony Brook hosts Brown Saturday night.