Georgetown 21

(1-3, 0-2 away)

Columbia 23

(2-0, 2-0 home)

12:30 PM ET, September 23, 2006

Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
GTWN 0 0 7 1421
CLMB 7 10 3 323

Top Performers

Passing: M. Bassuener (GTWN) - 177 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Davis (CLMB) - 27 CAR, 95 YDS

Receiving: B. Craft (GTWN) - 7 REC, 62 YDS, 2 TD

Columbia 23, Georgetown 21

NEW YORK (AP) -- Craig Hormann threw for 158 yards and a touchdown as Columbia edged Georgetown 23-21 Saturday to open the season with two victories for the second straight year.

Columbia took a 14-0 lead on a 34-yard reverse by wide receiver Tim Paulin and Hormann's 11-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Demko early in the second quarter.

The Hoyas (1-3) nearly overcame a 20-0 halftime deficit after Matt Bassuener relieved starting quarterback Ben Hostetler, a nephew of former New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler.

Georgetown scored in the third quarter on Bassuener's 15-yard pass to Brent Craft, cutting the margin to 20-7. Bassuener threw two more TD passes in the fourth quarter -- 10 yards to Charlie Curtis and 22 yards to Craft with 10 seconds remaining in the game.

But Jon Rocholl kicked three field goals for Columbia, hitting from 45 yards in the second quarter, 41 yards in the third and 23 yards in the fourth.

Bassuener completed 17-of-22 passes for 177 yards, while Craft had seven catches for 62 yards.

For the second straight week, Columbia (2-0) had three interceptions, all coming at the expense of Hostetler in the first half.

Hormann was 14-for-25 passing, and Jordan Davis ran for 95 yards on 27 carries.

Columbia opened the season last week with a 37-7 win over Fordham.