Scores

Final

Columbia 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Fordham 52

(4-0, 3-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Coffey Field, Bronx, NY

1 2 3 4 T
CLMB 0 0 0 77
FOR 7 3 28 1452

Top Performers

Passing: M. Nebrich (FOR) - 347 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Koonce (FOR) - 27 CAR, 158 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Wetzel (FOR) - 8 REC, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Fordham overwhelms Columbia 52-7

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Michael Nebrich threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns and Carlton Koonce carried 27 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns to lead Fordham over Columbia 52-7 on Saturday.

Fordham (4-0) built a modest 10-0 halftime lead on Koonce's 8-yard touchdown and a 38-yard field goal by Michael Marando.

The Rams simply took over in the third quarter. The scoring started with a defensive touchdown when Ian Williams sacked Brett Nottingham and forced a fumble, which was recovered by Brett Biestek in the end zone. After that, Nebrich went to work, hoisting touchdown passes on three successive drives, including two to Brian Wetzel (8 catches, 116 yards).

Columbia (0-1) got on the board with 3:27 left as Trevor McDonagh hit Ryan Flannery for an 11-yard touchdown.

Fordham has won its past four meetings with Columbia which turned the ball over five times in defeat.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLMB
FOR
1st Downs1835
Total Yards258606
Passing227347
Rushing31259
Penalties8-818-79
3rd Down Conversions3-136-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers54
Possession30:4629:14

Passing Leaders

ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nottingham12/231446.302
FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nebrich32/383479.130

Rushing Leaders

ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garrett15895.9018
Watson4102.505
FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Koonce271585.9241
Nebrich12857.1037

Receiving Leaders

ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flannery610818.0126
Nelligan7598.4025
FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wetzel811614.5229
Light56513.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD05:02Carlton Koonce 8 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCLMBFOR
FG10:50Michael Marando 38 Yd 010
THIRD QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD10:29Brett Biestek Fumble Recovery in End Zone (Michael Marando Kick) 017
TD03:35Brian Wetzel 29 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 024
TD00:45Tebucky Jones 15 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 031
TD00:29Brian Wetzel 15 Yd Pass From Michael Nebrich (Michael Marando Kick) 038
FOURTH QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD12:13Carlton Koonce 1 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 045
TD07:07Kendall Pearcey 1 Yd Run (Michael Marando Kick) 052
TD03:27Ryan Flannery 11 Yd Pass From Trevor McDonagh (Luke Eddy Kick) 752