Scores

Final/OT

Brown 28

(7-3, 4-3 Ivy)

Columbia 35

(1-9, 1-6 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 OT T
BRWN 14 7 0 0 728
CLMB 7 0 0 14 1435

Top Performers

Passing: K. Newhall-Caballero (BRWN) - 262 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: S. Brackett (CLMB) - 25 CAR, 62 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: M. Sudfeld (BRWN) - 5 REC, 60 YDS, 2 TD

Columbia 35, Brown 28, OT

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Sean Brackett threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score in overtime, and the Columbia defense stopped Brown on a goal line stand to win a 35-28 game in double-overtime for the Lions' first win of the season in its last game Saturday.

After Brackett's 14-yard touchdown to Hamilton Garner sent it to a second overtime tied at 28-all, Columbia (1-9, 1-6 Ivy League) got the ball first. On Columbia's third play, Brackett ran it in from 16 yards out.

On Brown's seventh play of its possession in the second overtime, Kyle Newhall-Caballero completed a 6-yard pass to Tellef Lundevall on fourth-and-4 to set up first-and-goal at the 3.

But the Lions held Brown (7-3, 4-3) to a Newhall-Caballero incompletion, a 2-yard quarterback keeper and two rushes for no gain for the win.

Brackett had four rushing touchdowns and 62 yards, while throwing for a score and 139 yards.

The victory was Columbia's first in an overtime game since a 20-19 win over Penn in 1996.

The win snapped a 10-game losing streak for the Lions, and helped avoid what would have been Columbia's first 0-10 season since 1987. It was a skid that garnered national attention after the school's marching band mocked the team during last week's 62-41 loss to Cornell.

During that game, the Columbia band, which bills itself as the "Cleverest Band in the World," used lyrics to the effect of, "Why do we even try, we always lose," in a parody of "Roar, Lion, Roar," which urges the Lions to "wake the echoes of the Hudson Valley" and "fight on to victory evermore."

According to the Columbia Spectator, the alternate lyrics also included: "We always lose, lose, lose; by a lot, and sometimes by a little."

Earlier in the week, the school barred the band from the game only to retract the penalty.

The band, whose manager apologized Thursday, tweeted Friday: "We're back, baby. The Band is grateful that it will be able to honor its seniors and cheer for the Lions this Saturday."

They got the opportunity today, thanks to Brackett and company.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRWN
CLMB
1st Downs2714
Total Yards386241
Passing262139
Rushing124102
Penalties9-766-55
3rd Down Conversions8-155-15
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers62
Possession32:4727:13

Passing Leaders

BrownC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Newhall-Caballero32/442626.033
ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brackett15/241395.810

Rushing Leaders

BrownCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kachmer14533.8013
Newhall-Caballero13362.8018
ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brackett25622.5416
Chao6203.3013

Receiving Leaders

BrownRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lundevall8658.1014
Sudfeld56012.0224
ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Garner34214.0116
Stephens33913.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBRWNCLMB
TD11:24Matthew O'Donnell 17 Yd Fumble Return. (Alexander Norocea Kick) 70
TD08:33Sean Brackett 2 Yd Run. (Luke Eddy Kick) 77
TD05:35Matthew Sudfeld 9 Yd Pass From Kyle Newhall-Caballero. (Alexander Norocea Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERBRWNCLMB
TD13:05Matthew Sudfeld 12 Yd Pass From Kyle Newhall-Caballero. (Alexander Norocea Kick) 217
FOURTH QUARTERBRWNCLMB
TD09:36Sean Brackett 2 Yd Run. (Luke Eddy Kick) 2114
TD05:06Sean Brackett 1 Yd Run. (Luke Eddy Kick) 2121
OVERTIMEBRWNCLMB
TDJimmy Saros 25 Yd Pass From Kyle Newhall-Caballero. (Alexander Norocea Kick) 2821
TDHamilton Garner 14 Yd Pass From Sean Brackett. (Luke Eddy Kick) 2828
2ND OVERTIMEBRWNCLMB
TDSean Brackett 16 Yd Run. (Luke Eddy Kick) 2835