Potential loss of tradition is more flattening than Homecoming result.
Despite giving up over 430 yards, the Light Blue defense kept Columbia competitive against the Quakers on Saturday.
The Lions continued their winless season on Oct. 19, falling to Penn, 21-7, in the Columbia's 2013 Homecoming game. Though they were unable to overcome the Quakers, the Lions kept the score close until late in the game.
The Lions fell to 0-5 on Saturday afternoon against Penn, extending their losing streak against the Quakers to 17 games.
Homecoming was Columbia's victory despite football's loss.
Lions have a fourth quarter lead on Homecoming against Dartmouth, but gets scored on in final three minutes to lose 21-16.
Homecoming is one of the few chances that the bulk of Columbia students gets an impression of the quality of the football program.
The Lions suffered another bitter close this afternoon at Baker Field.
Columbia football, under new head coach Pete Mangurian, started the season off strong with a win over Marist but is looking to break a four-game losing streak against Dartmouth.
The Lions will try to put last weekend's nail-biter loss to Penn behind them when they host the Big Green in Saturday's Homecoming game.
Mar 7, 4:53pm
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