Scores

Final

Columbia 28

(3-4, 1-3 Ivy)

Yale 31

(5-2, 3-1 Ivy)

12:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT

1 2 3 4 T
CLMB 0 7 7 1428
YALE 10 21 0 031

Top Performers

Passing: S. Brackett (CLMB) - 198 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Thomas (YALE) - 19 CAR, 137 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Kennedy (CLMB) - 5 REC, 64 YDS, 3 TD

Yale 31, Columbia 28

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Patrick Witt threw three second-quarter touchdown passes and Yale withstood a Columbia comeback to win 31-28 on Saturday.

Witt found Cameron Sandquist for 10- and 15-yard scores and hit Allen Harris for a 16-yarder 35 seconds before halftime to give the Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 Ivy League) a 31-7 lead.

Alex Thomas carried 19 times for 137 yards for Yale, including a 42-yard run for the game's first touchdown.

Turnovers helped the Lions (3-4, 1-3) rally in the fourth quarter. A 41-yard Sean Brackett pass to Nico Gutierrez after an interception made it 31-21. A fumble deep in Yale territory led to Brackett's 5-yard pass to Andrew Kennedy, their third touchdown connection of the day, to make it 31-28.

The Lions were pinned at their 8 by Greg Carlsen's 51-yard punt with 4:26 left and lost the ball on downs at their 35.

Brackett was 16-for-35 with two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLMB
YALE
1st Downs1814
Total Yards334356
Passing198213
Rushing136143
Penalties7-499-91
3rd Down Conversions2-146-14
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers54
Possession29:4130:19

Passing Leaders

ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brackett16/351985.742
YaleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Witt19/302137.133

Rushing Leaders

ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kourouma11817.4024
Ivery8486.0018
YaleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas191377.2142
Thomas5163.206

Receiving Leaders

ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gutierrez48721.8141
Kennedy56412.8323
YaleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Randall33913.0026
Forney23216.0028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLMBYALE
TD14:02Alex Thomas 42 Yd Run (Philippe Panico Kick) 07
FG04:58Philippe Panico 32 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERCLMBYALE
TD09:03Cameron Sandquist 10 Yd Pass From Patrick Witt (Philippe Panico Kick) 017
TD08:44Cameron Sandquist 15 Yd Pass From Patrick Witt (Philippe Panico Kick) 024
TD02:40Andrew Kennedy 8 Yd Pass From Sean Brackett (Luke Eddy Kick) 724
TD00:35Allen Harris 16 Yd Pass From Patrick Witt (Philippe Panico Kick) 731
THIRD QUARTERCLMBYALE
TD01:36Andrew Kennedy 23 Yd Pass From Sean Brackett (Luke Eddy Kick) 1431
FOURTH QUARTERCLMBYALE
TD12:21Nico Gutierrez 41 Yd Pass From Sean Brackett (Luke Eddy Kick) 2131
TD06:22Andrew Kennedy 5 Yd Pass From Sean Brackett (Luke Eddy Kick) 2831