Series vs. Harvard: Harvard, 39-10-1
Captain: Des Werthman
Lettermen Lost/Returning: 24/26
Players to Watch: Jason Doolittle, MikeSardo, Des Werthman
The Lions are not in better shape, and itshould be a good race for last. The Lion offense,ranked seventh last year, returns three starters.
But the defense might be good enough to keepthem in the game for a while. Led by fourseniors-first team All-Ivy linebacker DesWirthman, cornerback Kevin Robinson, defensive endJim Daine and tackle Gary Kasprzak--the unit isColumbia's strongest in years.
Werthman broke the Columbia season tacklerecord with 184 stops, while the others areAll-Ivy candidates.
Still, "the best in years" isn't saying enough.Remember, this is a club that recently went 10years without winning a single game.
Maybe Columbia will finish seventh.
Probably not.HARVARD CRIMSON IVY 1992 PICKS
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