NEW YORK – Candler Rich ran for a career-high 202 yards and Kyle Cazzetta kicked four field goals on Saturday as Yale handed Columbia its 18th-straight loss 25-7.
Rich was 25 yards short of doubling his season output but Tyler Varga, who finished with 106 yards, scored both touchdowns for the Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1), Ivy League) on 1-yard plunges.
The Lions (0-7, 0-4), which have scored more than seven points just once this season, avoided its first shutout of the year on Trevor McDonagh's 12-yard pass to Ryan Flannery in the fourth quarter.
Yale piled up 586 yards, including 257 passing by Morgan Roberts, with Grant Wallace catching 13 passes, a career high, for 133 yards.
The Bulldogs held the ball almost 14 minutes longer, limiting Columbia to 258 yards, and picked off McDonagh four times, two by Jason Alessi.