NEW YORK -- Nick Schwieger scored on a 1-yard run with 2:28 remaining as Dartmouth beat Columbia 24-21 on Saturday after nearly fumbling away the game.
The Big Green (4-2, 1-2 Ivy League) led 17-7 in the fourth quarter and had reached the Columbia 15 but quarterback Connor Kempe fumbled after being hit by the Lions' Josh Smith.
Columbia (3-3, 1-2) then drove 70 yards in seven plays to get within 17-14 on Sean Brackett's 4-yard run.
Dartmouth's T.J. Cameron lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but the Big Green got the ball back three plays later when Brackett fumbled. They didn't keep it long, as Schwieger fumbled on second down and Columbia recovered at the Dartmouth 29.
Brackett drove the Lions to a 21-17 lead in five plays, finding Nathan Lenz with a 2-yard touchdown pass.
Schwieger, who also scored a 1-yard third-quarter touchdown run, finished with 122 yards on 31 carries.
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