2018 Columbia Lions football team

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2018 Columbia Lions football
Columbia Lions wordmark.svg
ConferenceIvy League
2018 record6–4 (3–4 Ivy)
Head coachAl Bagnoli (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Fabish (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorPaul Ferraro (4th season)
Home stadiumWien Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Princeton $   7 0         10 0  
No. 18 Dartmouth   6 1         9 1  
Harvard   4 3         6 4  
Yale   3 4         5 5  
Penn   3 4         6 4  
Columbia   3 4         6 4  
Cornell   2 5         3 7  
Brown   0 7         1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Columbia Lions football team represented Columbia University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Ivy League. They were led by fourth-year head coach Al Bagnoli and played their home games at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. They finished the season 6–4, 3–4 in Ivy League play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place.

Previous season[edit]

The Lions finished the 2017 season 8–2, 5–2 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for second place.

The Lions defeated Cornell Big Red 24–21 at Wien Stadium, November 17

Schedule[edit]

The 2018 schedule consisted of five home and five away games. The Lions hosted Ivy League foes Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Cornell, and traveled to Penn, Harvard, and Brown. Homecoming coincided with the game against Dartmouth on October 20.

In 2018, Columbia's non-conference opponents were Central Connecticut of the Northeast Conference, Georgetown of the Patriot League, and Marist of the Pioneer Football League.[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 155:00 p.m.at Central Connecticut*NECFRW 41–243,789
September 222:00 p.m.at Georgetown*PL NetW 23–151,865
September 286:00 p.m.PrincetonESPNUL 10–455,327
October 61:00 p.m.Marist*
  • Wien Stadium
  • New York, NY
ESPN+W 34–243,296
October 131:00 p.m.at PennESPN+L 10–136,011
October 201:30 p.m.Dartmouthdagger
  • Wien Stadium
  • New York, NY
ESPN+L 12–2812,506
October 271:00 p.m.Yale
  • Wien Stadium
  • New York, NY
ESPN+W 17–102,555
November 3Noonat HarvardESPN+/NESNL 18–5210,447
November 10Noonat BrownESPN+W 42–202,118
November 171:00 p.m.Cornell
ESPN+W 24–214,651

[2]

Game summaries[edit]

at Central Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 14 3 10 14 41
Blue Devils 7 7 0 10 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 L, 13–22

at Georgetown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 10 0 6 7 23
Hoyas 0 0 0 15 15
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2017 W, 35–14

Princeton[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 13 17 15 0 45
Lions 3 7 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–70–1 2017 W, 28–24

Marist[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Foxes 0 14 7 3 24
Lions 0 17 14 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2017 W, 41–17

at Penn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 10 0 10
Quakers 3 3 0 7 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–74–1 2017 W, 34–31 OT

Dartmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Green 7 0 7 14 28
Lions 3 3 0 6 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–68–1 2017 W, 22–17

Yale[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 10 0 0 10
Lions 3 0 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–71–2 2017 L, 6–23

at Harvard[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 6 6 0 6 18
Crimson 21 7 7 17 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–61–1 2017 L, 14–21

at Brown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 14 14 14 42
Bears 14 6 0 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–52–2 2017 W, 24–6

Cornell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Red 0 7 0 14 21
Lions 10 0 0 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–65–3 2017 W, 18–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football – 2018 Schedule". Columbia Athletics. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Football Schedule – Columbia".