Game Recap: Princeton Scores Seven Straight TDs, Routs Columbia To Claim Ivy Opener 48-13

  • October 3, 2016

Game Recap: Princeton Scores Seven Straight TDs, Routs Columbia To Claim Ivy Opener 48-13

 

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It was early in the second quarter, deep in Princeton territory and after a fairly even first quarter, when Tiger head coach Bob Surace showed just how much he believed in his team.

Princeton faced 4th and 1 at its own 29 yard line in a deadlocked Ivy League road opener, and Surace sent in John Lovett to get the extra yard and keep his offense on the field. The gamble paid off in a four-yard gain. His team repaid his faith in style over the next thirty minutes:

TD. Stop. TD. Turnover. TD. Stop. TD. Stop. TD. Stop. TD.

Ballgame.

That even first quarter became nothing more than a distant memory in Princeton’s 48-13 Ivy League-opening win at Wien Stadium. The Tigers (2-1, 1-0 Ivy) outgained Columbia 439-272, forced two turnovers and scored touchdowns on seven straight possessions to join Cornell, Harvard and Penn atop the Ivy standings through one week of competition.

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