Seniors Help Brown To 33-21 Win Over Columbia
Nov. 20, 2004
Providence, RI - Nick Hartigan ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns, and senior Nick quarterback Nick Marietti directed the Bears offense in Brown's 33 -21 victory over Columbia in the final game of the 2004 season. The win lifts the Bears to a 6-4 final record, 3-4 Ivy, while the Lions slipped to 1-9 overall and 1-6 in the Ivy League.
Hartigan also established new Brown seasonal records for points (102) and touchdowns (17) in a season, while rushing for 1,065 yards, the second best in Brown football history. Hartigan broke both of his own records from a year ago, but came up short on his 1,498 rushing yards last season.
Brown held a 13-7 lead at the half on two field goals by freshman Steve Morgan and a one yard touchdown run by Hartigan.
The Bears extended their lead to 20-7 after three quarters on another one=yard HArtigan scoring run. After Columbia narrowed the gap to 20-14, Hartigan scored on another one-yard run with 6:10 remaining to give the Bears a 26-14 advantage.
Columbia narrowed the gap to 26-21 by scoring with 3:21 to play. The Lions tried an onsides kick and apparently recovered the ball on the ensuing kickoff. But Brown senior Anjel Gutierrez alertly called for a fair catch on the pooch kickoff and was not given the opportunity to field the ball by the Lions. Gutierrez' heads-up play gave Brown possession of the ball due to interference with a fair catch. The Bears scored eight plays later, when Hartigan bulled his way into the end zone from 10 yards out to seal the victory, 33-21.
Marietti had a spectacular day in his first collegiate start, completing 16 of 29 passes for 189 yards. He completed 8 passes to junior Jarrett Schreck for 114 yards, and two passes each to senior Mike Westbrook, junior David Turner and Hartigan.
Defensively, Zak DeOssie made 16 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss and a quarterback sack. Junior Tim Cotter made 8 tackles as did junior Jamie Gasparella. Senior Craig Young had a big interception for the Bears, returning the interception 18 yards.