Columbia football (0-6, 0-3 Ivy) will be without two of its best players on Saturday against Yale (3-3, 1-2 Ivy), as head coach Pete Mangurian told Spectator senior running back and co-captain Marcorus Garrett and senior punter Paul Delaney have been suspended for the game.
“For disciplinary reasons, Marcorus is not going to play, and Delaney is not going to play,” Light Blue head coach Pete Mangurian said. “Marcorus was knicked up anyway, but there’s a violation of the team rules, and I’m not going to tolerate any foolishness.”
Mangurian declined to comment further on the nature of the violation, and on any other disciplinary measures.
Garrett and Delaney have been two of the bright spots in Columbia’s winless season. Garrett, who received first-team All-Ivy recognition in 2012, is fourth in the Ancient Eight in rushing with 463 yards, averaging 77.2 per game. He’s also sixth in rushing touchdowns with four.
Delaney leads the conference in punts with 57, and is second to Cornell’s Chris Fraser in average distance, with 42.5 yards per punt.
According to the team’s two-deep, first-year Alan Watson will start in place of Garrett and senior Tyler Feely will punt for Delaney.