Brown Completes Season With 41-7 Win Over Columbia

Brown Completes Season With 41-7 Win Over Columbia

Providence, R.I. Senior quarterback Marcus Fuller threw two touchdowns and junior quarterback Seth Rosenbauer ran for two touchdowns to lift Brown to a 41-7 Ivy League win over Columbia to complete its season at .500 (5-5 overall, 3-4 Ivy). Columbia dropped its 21st straight game to finish at 0-10 overall, 0-7 in the Ivy League

 

Brown senior tailback Robert Grebenc set the tone early and ran for over 100 yards for the first time in his career, pounding for 132 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Overall, the Bears racked-up 209 yards on the ground, while holding the Lions to just 26 rushing yards.

 

Fuller passed for 242 yards and moved into eighth place on Brown's all-time single season passing list with 2,623 yards. He completed 18-of-30 passes overall.

 

The Bears had three players with three catches each, led by junior tailback Andrew Coke, who had 82 receiving yards. Coke also ran for 34 yards.

 

Defensively, Bears' senior linebacker Xavier Russo capped off his career with three quarterback sacks and five tackles overall.  Senior linebacker James Connelly, senior defensive back Chesley Brooks and senior corner back Jacob Supron also had five tackles for the Bears.

 

Columbia quarterback Anders Hill completed 18-of-36 passes for 219 yards.  He directed the Lions to their only score of the day, a late four-yard scoring run by Turner DeMuth with 1:05 left in the game.

 

Malcolm Thaxton led the Lions' defense with 12 tackles, while Devin Williams chipped in with 9 total hits.

 

Brown drove 65 yards to on its first possession behind the running of Grebenc, who ran for 34 yards on the game's first three plays. Rosenbauer's seven-yard touchdown run capped off the seven-play drive to give the Bears an early 7-0 lead.

 

Rosenbauer's three-yard touchdown run with 7:36 remaining in the opening quarter lifted the Bears to a 14-0 lead to complete an 80-yard scoring drive.

 

The Bears' offensive machine continued when Grebenc dove into the end zone from the one-yard line, lifting the Bears to a 21-0 advantage after one quarter.

 

Junior kicker Grant Senne extended Brown's lead to 24-0 early in the second quarter with a 35-yard field goal.

 

Brown struck again, this time a 22 yard pass play from Fuller to senior wide receiver Brian Strachan to lift Brown to a 31-0 advantage with 10:01 left in the third quarter.

 

Senne booted his second field goal of the game, this time a 29-yard kick, to give Brown a 34-0 lead late in the third quarter.

 

Fuller threw his second touchdown pass of the game, this time lofting a 20-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Alexander Viox, who pulled the ball down in a crowd to put the Bears up, 41-0.

 

Brown honored its 30 football seniors in ceremonies prior to the game. Brown's Class of 2015 finished with a four year 25-15 record, and included: Jeffrey Anderson, Eric Armagost, Chesley Brooks, Courtland Clavette, Nick Codrea, James Connelly, Caleb Cragle, Ryan Davenport, Abe Dube, Marcus Fuller, Matthew Garofalo, Chad Ginsburg, Dan Giovacchini, Robert Grebenc, Andrew Hansen, Reiley Higgins, Austin Jennings, Nicholas Lawley, Stephen Loudon, Matthew O'Brien, Patrick O'Neill, Alex Quoyeser, Stian Romberg, Xavier Russo, Phillip Smith, Zach Sparber, Brian Strachan, Jacob Supron, Alexander Viox and Conor Wyand.