Scores

Final

Princeton 33

(1-2, 1-0 Ivy)

Columbia 6

(1-2, 0-1 Ivy)

12:30 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Wien Stadium, NEW YORK, NY

1 2 3 4 T
PRIN 7 10 3 1333
CLMB 0 3 3 06

Top Performers

Passing: Q. Epperly (PRIN) - 101 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Garrett (CLMB) - 20 CAR, 61 YDS

Receiving: C. Nelligan (CLMB) - 11 REC, 102 YDS

Princeton 33, Columbia 6

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Freshman Anthony Gaffney returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and Princeton didn't look back, beating Columbia 33-6 on Saturday in the Ivy League opener for both teams.

The Tigers (1-2) extended their lead to 14-0 behind a fake field goal, in which receiver Tom Moak threw a 14-yard touchdown to Des Smith.

Nolan Bieck, who missed all three previous field goal attempts this season, converted from 34-, and 20-yards to seal the victory for Princeton.

The win marks Princeton's first of the 2012 season, ending a nine-game losing streak dating to last season. Princeton, which lost its previous two games by a combined four points, hadn't won since Week 3 of the 2011 season when they beat Columbia 24-21.

Sean Brackett led Columbia (1-2) with 174 yards passing but threw two interceptions. Will Patterson led the Lions defense with nine tackles and a forced fumble.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRIN
CLMB
1st Downs1912
Total Yards335213
Passing224174
Rushing11139
Penalties3-197-66
3rd Down Conversions4-163-17
4th Down Conversions2-20-2
Turnovers22
Possession31:2428:36

Passing Leaders

PrincetonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Michelsen11/191095.701
ColumbiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brackett18/351745.002

Rushing Leaders

PrincetonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Atwater13513.9012
Epperly6427.0017
ColumbiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garrett20613.1011
Brackett9-4-0.4022

Receiving Leaders

PrincetonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson37324.3144
Kelley34414.7020
ColumbiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelligan111029.3023
Garrett33411.3021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRINCLMB
TD14:49Anthony Gaffney 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Nolan Bieck Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERPRINCLMB
TD10:43Des Smith 14 Yd Pass From Tom Moak (Nolan Bieck Kick) 140
FG05:49Luke Eddy 26 Yd 143
FG03:38Nolan Bieck 34 Yd 173
THIRD QUARTERPRINCLMB
FG07:56Luke Eddy 41 Yd 176
FG02:34Nolan Bieck 20 Yd 206
FOURTH QUARTERPRINCLMB
TD13:20Roman Wilson 44 Yd Pass From Quinn Epperly (Nolan Bieck Kick) 276
FG07:31Nolan Bieck 29 Yd 306
FG03:37Nolan Bieck 24 Yd 336