Nov. 16, 2006
Providence, RI -
Brown (3-6, 2-4 Ivy) will complete its 2006 season on Saturday against the Columbia Lions after dropping a 19-13 overtime decision to Dartmouth last week, with the Big Green tying the game as time expired in regulation and winning the game in overtime. Columbia (4-5, 1-5 Ivy) earned its first Ivy win of the season with a 21-14 victory over Cornell in New York City.
Saturday's game against Columbia will be the final contest for 25 Brown seniors, who have posted a 23-16 record over their four-year careers. Last week, the Brown Football Class of 2007 got together for the traditional senior photo at the Van Wickle Gates. Brown's Class of 2007 includes: Justin Amoah, Tom Balestracci, Evan Barbosa, Mike Cholipski, Adam Cross, Brian Czekanski, Zak DeOssie, Michael DiBartolo, Joseph DiGiacomo, Alex Doty, Justin Gallagher, David Healy, Lonnie Hill, Matthew Krevis, Gavin Logan, Brandon Markey, Adam Muzika, Harrison Noffs, Adjatay Nyadjroh, Akin Oyalowo, Justin Revelle, Tyler Rowley, Shane Sabine, Chris Skeffington and Blake Trocki.
Brown and Columbia have met 70 times, dating back to 1902, with the Bears holding a 45-23-2 series advantage over the Lions. Brown has won the last nine games and 12 of the last 13 meetings between the two teams, including a 52-21 decision last year in New York City to earn the Ivy League Championship. Columbia's last win over the Bears came in 1996 when the Lions roared to a 31-27 victory. Among the most memorable games in the series came in 1995 when Brown rallied from a 27-3 third quarter deficit to score 56 unanswered points in a 59-27 victory.