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Nizialek leads Columbia to its first Ivy League win since 2012, 17-7 over Yale


NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Cameron Nizialek kicked a career-long 40-yard field goal and ran 13 yards for a score on a fake field goal Saturday to help Columbia snap an 18-game Ivy League losing streak, 17-7 over Yale.

Columbia (2-5, 1-3 Ivy League) won a conference game for the first time since beating Cornell 34-17 on Nov. 12, 2012.

Yale's Jason Alessi returned a punt 80 yards for a score to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, but Skyler Mornhinweg hit Hank Trumbull for a 7-yard touchdown to tie it with 5:30 left in the first half.

Nizialek's field goal gave Columbia a 10-7 lead with 9:38 left in the third quarter.

Trevor McDonagh pitched to Nizialek, who ran 13 yards for a touchdown on a fake field goal to make it 17-7 with 13:28 remaining.

Yale (4-3, 1-3), which came into the game averaging 405 total yards and more than 21 first downs per game, finished with 120 yards and five first downs — both season lows.

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