Brown Second In Ivy Standings With 42-10 Win Over Columbia

Brown Second In Ivy Standings With 42-10 Win Over Columbia

Nov. 22, 2003

New York, New York - Brown sophomore runningback Nick Hartigan ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns and set a single season Ivy League record for rushing by a sophomore with 1,498 yards, to lead Brown to a 42-10 win over Columbia in the final game of the 2003 season.

The win was Brown's fourth road victory of the season and enabled the Bears to finish second in the Ivy League standings with a 4-3 in the Ivy League record, 5-5 overall. The Lions finish their season with a 4-6 mark, 3-4 in the Ivy League.

The second place finish in the Ivy standings maked the seventh time in Ivy history the Bears have finished in second place. Brown captured Ivy titles in 1976 and 1999.

Hartigan, Brown's all-time single season rushing leader, came into the game needing 113 yards to set a single season Ivy record for rushing, a mark held by Cornell's Ed Marinello when he rushed for 1,409 yards in 1965. Hartigan wasted no time setting a no Ivy rushing record, doing so an eight-yard carry with 3:28 remaining in the second quarter. Hartigan went on to finish the first half with 134 yards on the ground.

Hartigan's 1,498 rushing yards this season are 4th best in the Ivy League record book.

Brown got on the scoreboard first following a fumble recovery by senior Jermaine Griffin at the Brown 48-yard line. Quarterback Kyle Slager capped the 52-yard drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass to sophomore David Turner, who caught the ball at the 12-yard line and scampered the rest of the way into the end zone.

After Brown fell behind 10-7, Hartigan displayed the form that makes him the top sophomore runner in Ivy League history, giving the Bears the lead for good, 14-10, on a 34 yard run down the sideline, shrugging off Columbia defenders along the way.

On the ensuing kickoff, a Columbia fumble was recovered by freshman Gavin Logan at the Lions' 25 yard line. Four plays later, Hartigan scored again, this time on a one yard plunge to give the Bears a 21-10 advantage at the half.

Brown extended its lead to 28-10 early in the third quarter when Slager connected on an 11-yard scoring pass to senior Nick Christ.

Hartigan scored his third touchdown of the day, bulling his way into the end zone from two yards out to extend Brown's advantage to 35-10 with 2;22 left in the third quarter.

Sophomore Tristan Murray completed Brown's 35-0 spurt, by scoring from two yards out with 3:12 left in the game. Murray accounted for 74 of the 76 yards in the drive, including a 68 yard run.

Defensively, Brown had three interceptions, one each by junior Anjel Gutierrez, senior Darren Carmon and senior Jermaine Griffin. Junior safety Craig Young led the Bears with 11 tackles, while Gutierrez registered nine tackles.