Yale’s first series concluded with another booming Mante punt and a Columbia mistake by punt returner by Mike Stephens. Instead of letting the ball go into the end zone, Stephens made a bad decision in returning the punt from inside the one and was met by great Yale coverage. The Lions now have to start another drive inside their own 10, this time on the 3-yard line.

If the Bulldogs continue winning this field position battle, Columbia won’t have much of a chance to come back and win.