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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.