Nov 17, 2001
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Malan sparked a 24-point second-quarter with the first two of his four running touchdowns as Brown rallied to beat Columbia 45-21 on Saturday.
Malan scored on runs of 9, 45, 46 and 1 yards, gaining 183 yards on 22 carries.
Brown (6-3, 5-2 Ivy) spotted Columbia a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Lions roared back with two touchdowns in 1:53 to go ahead 14-7, in the second quarter. Kyle Rowley threw a 5-yard TD pass to Travis Rowley, and Malan scored on the 9-yard run.
Columbia (3-6, 3-4) learned Friday that its inadvertent use of an ineligible player in the season's first six games would not cause them to forfeit two wins.
Steve Hunsberger ran 5 yards for the Lions first touchdown at 9:19 of the opening quarter before the Bears scored 48 seconds into the second quarter on the Rowley brothers pass combination.
Jermaine Griffin recovered at the Columbia 9 when Brandon Buchanan blocked a punt by the Lions Nick Rudd and Malan ran around left end for the score on the next play.
After the Lions (3-6, 3-4) tied the score on Johnathan Reese's 1-yard run, Malan ran 45 yards for his second touchdown and Sean Jensen kicked a 30-yard field goal to put the Bears ahead, 24-14, at halftime.
Malan ran for two more scores in the third quarter around an 8-yard Lions scoring pass from Jeff McCall to Doug Peck.
Joel Barone recovered a fumble by the Lions' McCall and returned it 36 yards for Brown's final score with 1:54 left.