The Lafayette Leopards (1-1) hit the road to take on the Columbia Lions (0-0) at Fisher Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Lafayette ranks 98th in total offense (252.5 yards per game) and 70th in total defense (384.5 yards allowed per game) this season. Columbia had the 68th-ranked offense last year (26.5 points per game), and it was better defensively, ranking 17th-best with just 20.8 points allowed per game.

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Columbia vs. Lafayette Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 12:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Fisher Stadium

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Columbia vs. Lafayette Key Statistics (2022)

Columbia Lafayette
385.8 (76th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 225.6 (129th)
352.1 (17th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 349.2 (37th)
152.4 (62nd) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 89.0 (120th)
233.4 (45th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 136.6 (123rd)
0 (1st) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
0 (79th) Takeaways (Rank) 3 (22nd)

Columbia Stats Leaders (2022)

  • Caden Bell completed 59.7% of his passes to throw for 1,208 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
  • Joey Giorgi averaged 63.5 rushing yards and tallied five rushing touchdowns.
  • Ryan Young ran for three touchdowns on 416 yards a year ago.
  • Bryson Canty was targeted 2.8 times per game and racked up 744 receiving yards and six touchdowns over the course of 2022.
  • Marcus Libman averaged 44.9 receiving yards on 1.4 targets per game in 2022, scoring four touchdowns.
  • JJ Jenkins caught 38 passes on his way to 434 receiving yards and three touchdowns a season ago.

Lafayette Stats Leaders

  • Dean Denobile leads Lafayette with 116 yards (58.0 ypg) on 11-of-20 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions this season. He also has 56 rushing yards on eight carries.
  • Jamar Curtis has 221 rushing yards on 29 carries with one touchdown.
  • Elijah Steward's 44 yards as a receiver pace the team. He's been targeted four times and has totaled six receptions.
  • Mason Gilbert has caught three passes for 32 yards (16.0 yards per game) this year.
  • Nahjee Adams has hauled in one catch for 24 yards, an average of 12.0 yards per game.

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