Winchester leads Cent. Connecticut past Columbia 24-14
Winchester threw a 71-yard scoring strike to Keonte Lucas midway through the first quarter and Francis Cole added a 45-yard field goal early in the second for a 10-0 lead. Columbia’s Josh Bean threw a 29-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter, but the Blue Devils opened it up again on a short run by DJ Exilhomme to push it to 17-7 at halftime.
There were three failed field goal attempts during the game. Cole missed from 39 yards early in the first quarter and had another try blocked late in the second. Columbia’s Alex Felkins missed from 43 yards on an attempt to even the score late in the fourth quarter.
Bean finished with 146 yards and two scores passing for the Lions (1-3).