Scores

Final

Columbia 40

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Fordham 28

(0-2, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

COFFEY FIELD, BRONX, NY

1 2 3 4 T
CLMB 7 20 7 640
FOR 7 14 7 028

Top Performers

Passing: J. Skelton (FOR) - 383 YDS, 4 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: R. Rangel (CLMB) - 26 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Lucas (FOR) - 4 REC, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Columbia 40, Fordham 28

Associated Press

BRONX, N.Y. -- M.A. Olawale threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, leading Columbia to a 40-28 win against Fordham on Saturday night.

Olawale was 13-for-23 passing with 167 yards and rushed 29 times for 50 yards for the Lions (1-0). Ray Rangel added 118 rushing yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.

The Columbia quarterback scored his fourth touchdown on a 34-yard pass to Andrew Kennedy to give Columbia a 34-21 lead to open the third quarter. John Skelton, who finished 25-for-47 passing with 383 yards with four TDs and three interceptions, brought Fordham (0-2) to within 34-28 with a 20-yard pass to Jason Caldwell.

Skelton would also factor in Columbia's final points, throwing an interception to Jared Morine that he returned 36 yards for the final score.

Olawale rushed for a 3-yard score in the opening quarter and a 5-yarder in the second.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLMB
FOR
1st Downs2324
Total Yards358533
Passing167383
Rushing191150
Penalties9-5714-164
3rd Down Conversions5-167-16
4th Down Conversions2-30-2
Turnovers14
Possession36:4723:13

Passing Leaders

ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Olawale13/231677.320
FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skelton25/473838.143

Rushing Leaders

ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rangel261184.5116
Olawale29501.7228
FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Martin14634.5015
Skelton8506.3020

Receiving Leaders

ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kennedy48320.8238
Joseph33511.7016
FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lucas412731.8170
Caldwell35016.7125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD08:26Asa Lucas 70 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 07
TD03:32M.A. Olawale 3 Yd Run (Gregory Guttas Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD12:14Ray Rangel 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 137
TD10:13Stephen Skelton 8 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 1314
TD08:46M.A. Olawale 5 Yd Run (Gregory Guttas Kick) 2014
TD03:00Andrew Kennedy 9 Yd Pass From M.A. Olawale (Gregory Guttas Kick) 2714
TD01:27David Moore 12 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 2721
THIRD QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD12:24Andrew Kennedy 32 Yd Pass From M.A. Olawale (Gregory Guttas Kick) 3421
TD01:24Jason Caldwell 20 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 3428
FOURTH QUARTERCLMBFOR
TD04:33Jared Morine 36 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4028