Scores

Final

Fordham 29

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Columbia 22

(0-1, 0-1 home)

12:30 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 7 7 0 1529
CLMB 0 22 0 022

Top Performers

Passing: S. Kelly (CLMB) - 170 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: X. Martin (FOR) - 31 CAR, 155 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: A. Lucas (FOR) - 9 REC, 110 YDS

Fordham 29, Columbia 22

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP)-Xavier Martin ran for four touchdowns to help Fordham rally for a 29-22 victory Saturday over Columbia.

Fordham (2-1) took an early 14-3 lead but Columbia (0-1) went ahead 22-14 before the Rams scored twice in the final 11 minutes.

Martin scored on runs of 2 and 5 yards in the fourth quarter and finished with 160 yards.

In the first half, he scored from 26 and 4 yards out before the Lions responded with a 22-point second quarter.

Fordham's scoring drive to tie the game was kept alive when Columbia was penalized for too many players on the field as the Rams punted from their own 21.

Shane Kelly threw two touchdown passes for the Lions, hitting Andrew Kennedy for 4 yards and connecting with Austen Knowlin from 56. Drew Quinn returned an interception 22 yards and Jon Rocholl kicked a 33-yard field goal.

Kelly passed for 170 yards, completing 10 of 20.

When the Lions trailed 14-3 Rocholl kept Columbia out of further trouble when he ran down a bad snap at the 10, rolled to his right and got off a punt on the run that netted 38 yards, rolling dead at the Rams 20.

John Skelton was 22-of-29 passing for 285 yards and completed a 2-point conversion pass to his brother Stephen Skelton after the Rams' third touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
CLMB
1st Downs2514
Total Yards476324
Passing285175
Rushing191149
Penalties4-308-55
3rd Down Conversions6-146-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers30
Possession31:1428:46

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skelton22/292859.802
ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly10/201708.520

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Martin311555.0427
Skelton8151.9010
ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rangel8496.1017
Olawale9364.0012

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas911012.2024
Rayborn36923.0047
ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Knowlin26130.5156
Joseph25628.0051

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORCLMB
TD09:07Xavier Martin 27 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERFORCLMB
FG13:27Jon Rocholl 33 Yd 73
TD07:42Xavier Martin 4 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 143
TD05:44Andrew Kennedy 4 Yd Pass From Shane Kelly (Pat Failed) 149
TD04:52Drew Quinn 22 Yd Interception Return (Jon Rocholl Kick) 1416
TD01:26Austin Knowlin 56 Yd Pass From Shane Kelly (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 1422
FOURTH QUARTERFORCLMB
TD10:42Xavier Martin 2 Yd Run (John Skelton Pass To Stephen Skelton For Two-Point Conversion) 2222
TD03:54Xavier Martin 5 Yd Run (Adam Danko Kick) 2922