Yale
Columbia
23 - 22 Final
  for this game

Yale rallies to beat Columbia 23-22

Oct 31, 2009 - 8:55 PM NEW YORK(AP) -- Pat Witt threw two touchdowns and Yale scored three times in the fourth quarter to rally from a 12-point deficit to beat Columbia 23-22 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2 Ivy League) trailed 22-10 with 8:32 remaining before Alex Thomas capped a 63-yard drive with a 5-yard run and Witt threw 10 yards to A.J. Haase with 58 seconds left for the decisive score.

The Lions (2-5, 1-3) lost their fourth straight.

Freshman Sean Brackett, who played in his first game, threw three touchdowns and ran for 2-point conversion for the Lions. But he lost two fumbles in the fourth quarter.

Brackett started in place of M.A.Olewale, who had passed for nearly one thousand yards in the season's first six games but was sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Witt was 14-for-23 for 166 yards and also had a 20-yard scoring pass to John Sheffield early in the fourth quarter.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    YALE 0 0 3 20 23
    COLUMBIA 0 6 8 8 22 FINAL

    Yale 23, Columbia 22  FinalOct 31 4:07 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    YALE 0 0 3 3
    COLUMBIA 0 6 8 14 END, 3RD QTR

    Yale 3, Columbia 14  End of 3rdOct 31 3:21 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    YALE 0 0 0
    COLUMBIA 0 6 6 HALFTIME

    Yale 0, Columbia 6  HalfOct 31 2:30 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    YALE 0 0
    COLUMBIA 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Oct 31 1:45 PM