Young leads Columbia to 45-22 win over Cornell in finale

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Young ran for two third-quarter touchdowns and Fara’ad McCombs returned a kickoff 48 yards for a score as Columbia rolled past Cornell, 45-22 on Saturday afternoon to win the Empire State Bowl.

Columbia held a 14-7 lead at the half and the teams combined to score 32 points in the fourth quarter.

Joey Giorgi carried 17 times for 91 yards to lead the Lions (6-4, 3-4 Ivy). Young added another 56 yards on 17 carries. Caden Bell completed 11 of 17 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown.

Jameson Wang threw for 196 yards, completing 17 of 32 for three touchdowns with an interception, and led the Cornell (5-5, 2-5) ground game with 70 yards on 16 carries.

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