Scores

Final

Columbia 10

(2-8, 2-5 Ivy)

Brown 41

(7-3, 6-1 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Brown Stadium, Providence, RI

1 2 3 4 T
CLMB 7 3 0 010
BROWN 7 17 17 041

Top Performers

Passing: M. Dougherty (BROWN) - 261 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Olawale (CLMB) - 8 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Farnham (BROWN) - 6 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Brown 41, Columbia 10

Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Michael Dougherty passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Brown routed Columbia, 41-10, on Saturday for a share of the Ivy League championship.

Brown has won four Ivy League football titles. This year, the team is co-champion with Harvard, which beat Yale on Saturday.

Brown (7-3, 6-1 Ivy League) beat Harvard (9-1, 6-1), 24-22 during the regular season, but the league doesn't allow for tiebreakers to determine a champion.

Dougherty completed 19-of-35 passes for 261 yards, including touchdown passes of 32 yards to Colin Cloherty, 21 yards to Buddy Farnham and 13 yards to Bobby Sewall.

He also ran 22 yards for a touchdown in the first half that put Brown ahead for good, at 14-7.

Columbia's M.A. Olawale completed 4-of-10 passes for 21 yards before leaving with an injury. Jerry Bell completed 8-of-14 attempts for 57 yards.

"We worked hard. We deserved it," Brown coach Phil Estes said. "We said at the beginning of the year that was our goal. I can't be happier than I am now."

"As far as I'm concerned, the way I'm going to spin it is we beat Harvard so we won the whole thing," Estes said.

Brown caught the game's first break when Andrew Serrano recovered a fumbled punt by Austin Knowlin on Columbia's 26. That led to a 3-yard touchdown run by Sewall on a split end reverse three minutes into the first quarter.

Columbia scored its sole touchdown near the midway point of the period when Olawale sprinted 70 yards virtually untouched.

Brown, however, went on to score 17 unanswered points, including a touchdown run by Dougherty and a pass to Cloherty.

Columbia's Jon Rochall kicked a 23-yard field goal with three seconds left in the first half. Brown's offense, however, maintained pressure on their opponents and on the third play of the third quarter, Steve Ziogas intercepted a Shane Kelly pass.

Dougherty, on the ensuing play, lofted a 21-yard touchdown pass to Farnham in the end zone making it 31-10.

Brown's Miles Craigwell then recovered a Kelly fumble, which led to a 26-yard field goal by Rob Ranney.

Dougherty applied the finishing touch when he lofted a 13-yard touchdown pass to Sewall with 3:37 left in the period.

Brown held Columbia to 224 yards of total offense and just 25:18 in time of possession.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLMB
BROWN
1st Downs1321
Total Yards224431
Passing93261
Rushing131170
Penalties3-257-55
3rd Down Conversions6-169-18
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers31
Possession25:1834:42

Passing Leaders

ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bell8/14574.100
BrownC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dougherty18/352617.530

Rushing Leaders

ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Olawale810513.1170
Davis8273.407
BrownCARYDSAVGTDLG
Knight21874.1020
Edwards10444.4012

Receiving Leaders

ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Knowlin5326.4011
Stephens22512.5020
BrownRECYDSAVGTDLG
Farnham67612.7135
Sewall66911.5118

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLMBBROWN
TD12:06Bobby Sewall 3 Yd Run (Robert Ranney Kick) 07
TD09:18M.A. Olawale 70 Yd Run (Jon Rocholl Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERCLMBBROWN
TD11:31Michael Dougherty 22 Yd Run (Robert Ranney Kick) 714
FG06:06Robert Ranney 34 Yd 717
TD03:41Colin Cloherty 32 Yd Pass From Michael Dougherty (Robert Ranney Kick) 724
FG00:00Jon Rocholl 23 Yd 1024
THIRD QUARTERCLMBBROWN
TD13:40Buddy Farnham 21 Yd Pass From Michael Dougherty (Robert Ranney Kick) 1031
FG12:27Robert Ranney 26 Yd 1034
TD03:37Bobby Sewall 13 Yd Pass From Michael Dougherty (Robert Ranney Kick) 1041