POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP)Joe Green threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, Joey Giorgi ran 103 yards and a TD on 16 carries and Columbia beat Marist 38-3 Saturday night.
Green was 15-of-21 passing for 144 yards and Giorgi capped a seven-play, 70-yard drive with a 3-yard scoring run to make it 28-0 with 3:55 left in the second quarter. Marist failed to convert on fourth-and-3 from the 31 about 3 minutes later, Giorgi ripped off a 16-yard run across midfield and Green ran up the middle for 7 yards to the 35 before Alex Felkins kicked a career-long – and Tenney Stadium record – 53-yard field goal as time expired.
Bryan Bell-Anderson picked off a pass on the first play from scrimmage in the second half and returned it 49 yards for a score to give Columbia a .
Luke Paladino made a 30-yard field goal with 1:10 to play that helped Marist (0-2) avoid being shut out for the first time since September of 2015.
Caden Bell replaced Green with about 6 minutes left in the third quarter and completed 8 of 12 passes for 35 yards.
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